Monday, May 2, 2011

Call Brad Paisley! I found a tick!

How nasty is it to find a tick crawling on you? Erghghghghghg!!!  What do you know about this little critter?
He was about the diameter of a pencil eraser, very flat, and un-killable! I had to send him for a swim in the porcelain pool to get him out of my house.  Fortunately, I caught him before he had a chance to latch on, so I don't think I'm in danger of Lyme disease (although I have a sore throat today - I'm sure that is from being exposed to more smoke than usual). 

I suspect that he got in one of three ways: on my dog, who roams freely in tall grass;  on me! while walking said dog; or on my son who was at a bonfire the other night. The little beasties are known carriers of Lyme disease, which if not treated early, can become extremely debilitating.


  1. UGH!!! How did you fid it?? My girlfriends son just had one on him...yuck!! I hope I do not have to deal with those buggers!!!

  2. Yes, but Brad Paisley... j/k :D
    Erm, how did I find it? I had just perched myself on the loo, actually. I looked down to see a 'mole' I didn't have before. I flicked at it, then the excitement and screaming started (mine-not the tick's.. although maybe the tick was screaming, who knows?) It had gone from my leg to my underwear! I nearly barfed at the thought. Finally, I got him relocated to the toilet for a long swim. DOUBLE SHUDDER and EREGHGHHGH!