18 August 2012

{19aug2012: tick!}

Nasty nasty nasty.
Darwin's first tick.
We went for a walk one night. Our landlord at the temporary place we're staying at told us about an abandoned railroad track a few blocks behind our house that's a good place to walk dogs. So we set out to find it (took us a couple times to actually find a connection down to it).
{this wayyyy!!!}

I don't know if it's because it's not super easy to get to or because of the possibility of snakes, but we hardly ever see people down there so it's a great place to let Darwin off leash for a little bit.

We got home from a short walk (30 minutes is about all Darwin could handle) and we were relaxing watching tv, giving belly rubs, when I noticed something on her belly.

Ewwww a little tick!
I quickly pulled it off her (it wasn't stuck to her, and wasn't fat and full of blood) and put it in a glass of soapy water.

I don't know if she got it on her walk on the railway trail or if she got it at quarantine and it died sucking her flea and ticked medicined blood. Either way it's disgusting and I hope we don't see any more of them.


  1. UGH! We hope you don't have/find anymore either. BUT snakes- not on our fun list. We know some do good BUT they are not our favorite thing.
    Glad Darwin's quarantine is over and you can enjoy her with you all the time.
    Ernie & the rest of the pack

  2. We hate, hate, hate ticks!!! Hope that's the last one that tries to mess with Darwin!

  3. eeeeeeewwwwww

    Stop on by for a visit

  4. Oh yuk, snakes and ticks and quarantine. It can only get better.

  5. yikes, say no to those ugly ticks
    Benny & Lily

  6. Howdy Darwin, those ticks look gross for sure. We don't have them around our way, possibly its too cold but either way glad you found yours and deaded it. Take care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  7. eww! That looks just like the one Mom found on me recently! Maybe they are cousins!?! BOL!

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  8. eew! ollie had one too awhile back, but it wasn't stuck to him, thank god.

    looks like darwin is adjusting to her new surroundings?

  9. Great job that you found the nasty tick before it got in...hooray for daily belly rubs. Must be tricky to find out about walks etc..maybe someone on this list might know (maybe you'll find this link a useful website at any rate):

  10. Ewwwwwwww! We hate ticks too. We went on vacation to South Carolina once and they were horrible there. We loaded up and headed outta there just as quick as we could.


  11. Whew! We're FINALLY catching up!!

    And what a horrifying post!!!!! EEEEEEUUUUUWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

    Poor Darwin - although I'm so glad that you got it before it really latched on. We're so paranoid here in Australia coz the paralysis tick can kill dogs in a few hours - but hopefully you don't have that kind in Singapore!!