|cats to walk– Dorah takes a rest|
Tick Report July 8th: 80
Dorah: 35; Daisy: 38; Buster: 4; Sadie: 1; Jenn: 2.
I've found 3 fleas.
It's been a heck of a week for us. I'm glad it is nearly over. We like our road trips, but we've been busy with one thing and another.
This retirement isn't for chumps!
The backyard calls me. There is lots to do.
There's been much rain lately. I am happy it fills up the dry wetland. There is no joy in the swamp without moisture.
We won't mention how prolific the mosquitoes
|Robins to watch|
Mind you, I've harvested 80 ticks in the past three months. We check the cats, and ourselves, very carefully. I grab a piece of tape for the ticks that aren't yet attached, roaming around Dorah's face looking for a place to purchase. Dorah is the winner as she seems to be a tick magnet.
A friend paid her vet $200 to remove a fully-engorged tick. We know you have to get them out fast and early. You don't want them putting the Lyme Disease bacteria into its victim. You don't want to put goop on them, either, as they may discharge or throw up stomach contents on you.
The woodpecker was upset with the jays, grackles and red-wings on the feeder and chose the hummingbird feeder, instead!
There was 120 mm of rainfall in May.
This month we are doing well, too. The June 7th rain was remnants of Hurricane Andrew.
|Cosmos is blooming, too|
|poppy in full bloom|