I don’t mean to gross ya’ll out, but I feel that I need a pat on the back for my heroic act. I don’t know how it eluded me until it swelled to this size, but I found a GIANT tick right under Mini’s ear! Yes, I freaked out. First I called the husband to let him know just how much I was freaking out. Then I called the vet to let them know how much I was freaking out. They assured me I could remove it myself. And yes, I’ve removed a tick from a dog before (poor Munch had on on top of his head), but this was the size of a blueberry! ACK.
So I sucked it up and did my job. I tweezed the shit outta that monster and drowned it in some Bacardi (uh, we were out of rubbing alcohol). My wonderfully glittery gold fingernail is there for size reference.
Be sure to keep your pets up to date on their vaccinations and heartworm medication! Just because it’s cold, doesn’t mean the bugs aren’t out there.
As you may have noticed, the blog posts are sparse these days! I still feel like I just had a baby, but no, Lincoln is almost one year old. A YEAR! How did this happen? You mean I have been sleep deprived and looking like a slob for a year already? Time flies when you’re having fun. And when you’re constantly exhausted and feeling like you’ve been hit by a mack truck (with tiny nibbly teeth). And when you’re utterly in love. So lots of things are supposed to happen when a kid turns one year old, or so I’m told. They should be sleeping through the night (which he is certainly not), they should be weaned….but how do I get him to sleep (at all, let alone through the night!) if I don’t nurse him? This is all very confusing and a little scary…for me, forget about the baby.
So I read. I read blogs, forums, books…and while they all make it sound like it’s the easy and doable right thing to do…I just don’t know how I’m going to do this. Could I use more freedom? Absolutely. But at what cost? Amongst all the material I’ve sifted through, this really spoke to me.
Oh la la! Talk about texture. I’m not that into caviar, but this kind I could get into. Perfect for the holiday season!