Don’t Tick Me Off

Do you want extra foam with your tick?  Despite the monthly flea and tick treatment, Terri still picks up a few hitchhikers on our walks.  The ticks particularly love to latch on to the wiry hairs near her nose, and are difficult to remove.  Terri, despite being a Pretty Good Dog, hates having those hairs tugged or pulled in any way, and won’t sit still long enough for me to carefully remove the offending parasite. In the ensuing struggle, I crush the tick, leaving half of it still attached.

Clearly, ticks taste terrible.

Terri spends the next half hour drooling and foaming at the mouth.  She paces through the house (leaving a sad, wet trail), works her mouth as if chewing gum, and drools some more.

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