Friday, June 09, 2006
ok, i like the warmer weather with the exception of 1 thing....TICKS!
so we live in the country on 5 1/2 acres and i do expect the occassional tick to show up on the cats becasue they live outside but i have seen more than my share of them in the last month, my GAWD!
whenever we are outside, we check ourselves and each other for any riders on our clothing, shoes, hair, hats, etc and we check the dogs and we check the cats everynight all the animals are of course on a preventative medicine for the normal crap...but i guess that isnt good enough becasue last night at 2:00am, i wake up and feel something on my arm and i think it is a loose feather from the feather bed, so the light goes on and sure enough it is one of those dreaded ticks, so i start to scream-TICK-TICK-TICK, so Julie comes and takes it and takes it outside and burns it with a match..really the only way to kill them, so needless to say, i am tired, cranky and so totally grossed out..i know thatthis is a bad year for them because the winter was so mild, but it still grosses me out..i can take really any other kind of bed except those!! it brings me to my knees..it has been windy and that brings them in too, i am told..my aunt has lived in the country forever and she told me this is a bad year and when it is windy-take cover...i love our property and the flowers and being outside so i guess i am going to have to invest in a hazmat suit for going outside...that is just a thought!!!