Yesterday Chance went to the spa for the day..well not the whole day because Far Guy would miss him too much ..he was only allowed to be there six hours. He was waiting for us at the gate..as if to say “Get me out of here.”
For some reason Chance is mad at me. I suppose he heard me saying “Lets get Chance a good trim, before mud season is in full swing and before the ticks are out.”
He wouldn’t even pose for a photo..I must be in the dog house.(what a turd) His white is just brilliant!! Look at those feet..they are perfectly trimmed! ( less sand to drag into the house)
The last two times he was groomed he got tiny little sores, I think he was allergic to their soap or their cologne. Far Guy is checking Chance every five minutes to make sure he catches any spots right away. They used a special soap this time, so hopefully there will be no itchy spots. IF Chance has any itchy spots I will be in the dog house big time.
The ticks are out now.
Last evening I found two ticks crawling on Chance..both were the tiny little ticks..he will get a dose of Frontline today. There is no alternative. I wish there was…we live in one of the worst areas for ticks and tick borne diseases.
Ticks are just a fact of life in Minnesota in the spring..one of those spring signs that you can count on year after year.
This week the Juncos and Finches showed up on April 04, 2011. The Purple Finches were hot on their heels a few days later. We saw the first Red Winged Blackbirds on April 08, 2011.
We still have snow banks in the yard..it is supposed to start raining..things will green up fast if it rains:)