Can i just say... she's a member of a forum for pets... it would seem obvious that they would be a concern for her, and that she would have taken care of them
I see your point peanut but it did sound... rather abrasive... which is a problem with written word but still... you have to be more careful on line of how you word things so that they dont appear in anger to anyone...
sorry if that sounds harsh, and you may take offense, but i'm not trying to offend, i'm trying to educate
gina seed ticks are really common here and they can be hard to get rid of just remember next time to use some kind of repelent that has deet in it. you can get lyme disease drom them so if you get flu like symptoms call your doctor. as for the dogs if tehy have had frontline or advantige they should be fine as for the poster peanutmypoodle you did come off as very rude and almost insane like. i have been a member here for a while and even though i dont post much i do read a lot and you have showed your booty way to many times here. gina has been a membr here for a long time and so anybody who pays attention can see she loves her dogs i dont she or anybody else on this forum really need you to tell them how to care for there dog. also advising anybody to get their dogs unecssarily flea and tick dipped is crazy that stuff cna be really harmful to dogs. it is not something i would recommend anybody do.
peanut --- Lay off ginaH, please, please please! She is very loving, and cares very deeply for her dogs. There is not another out there that cares for their dogs any more then she does. I doubt her dogs need to be dipped if they have flea/tick guard on. I think bashing her like that was rude, and I expect you will apoligize, or if not, then stop bashing her.
GinaH--- could they be chiggers?
***Edited By: ShadowDog on 9/6/2005 3:57:12 PM*** Reason: add
Gina, I know it's not funny (at all), but couldn't help laughing when I read your post.
It reminded me of the visit my hubby and I made to my cousin in TN. After a nice walk through the woods, we stopped at a little store and I waited in the car while hubby went in.
As I was sitting there, I felt something on my foot6, between my toes, inside my sock which was (naturally) inside my hiking boot. I inspected the foot and found...you guessed it I'm sure...a tick, no two, no....
OK..so NOW I am literally STRIPPING off my jeans and shirt, slapping at myself, shaking my head, they were crawling up my pants legs. I was totally spazzing out and failed to notice that the car parked right next to ours, with 2 VERY amused deputies was yes, the local sheriff's department.
I guess they kind of figured out what was going on or saw the FL tags and figured me for a nut case. I didn't sleep at all that night. I swear I could feel those little suckers crawling all over me!
peanut i am just wondering if it ever occured to you that maybe the reason ginah did not ask for advice about her dogs was because she KNEW what to do for them. she just needed advice on what to do for herself.
Oh, Gina you poor thing! I can empathize with you, though we didn't have them quite as bad. We were on vaccation in Colorado and went for a day hike. When we came back to the cabin we were covered in ticks. UGh! It was the ickiest feeling! Mostly they were in our clothes, no seed ticks, just the adult deer ticks. We stripped, showered and hung our clothes out in the sun, then wrapped them up in trash bags and kept them closed until we got home. That night I was lying in bed and I reached back to scratch my neck and I found yet another one! Yuk! I thought we would never get rid of them. I'm glad you're doing better. Also, I'm sure you already know this, but Frontline also makes a spray that works great too. But, I believe if you've already applied the regular stuff you can't apply the spray, but I think the spray lasts for about a month too. Just FYI in case you ever need it. Oh, and I don't believe capstar kills ticks, just fleas, but I'm sure the frontline will do a good enough job. I've always used it on my dogs and it works great. I don't like dips, but if its been several days since you applied the frontline you can probably bath them in a product called "super R". Its an all natural flea/tick bath. I usually bath in super R, then wait a few days and apply frontline. It smells great too. Just more info. for future reference.
as for peanutmypoodle, your post was rather abbrassive, no one is upset with you because of your concern for the dogs, but for the way in which you assumed they weren't taken care of. Gina's been around here a while and I know how she cares for her dogs so there was never a doubt in my mind from the beginning that they were being looked after. Take a chill pill.
After all the abusive and cruel people are removed from here, arrested for controlling our pet population and those who are non-caring, like Gina...then Peanut can sit here and argue with him/herself all day long on the forum with no one else to upset him/her.
Gina, glad you are now tick free! Still makes you itch to think about though, doesn't it????
***Edited By: pyrmom on 9/6/2005 5:06:52 PM*** Reason: xx
pyrmom...funny story. Icky and crawly feeling from thinking of little bugs all over you, especially THOSE kind of bugs...but funny still. I can just picture two deputies watching some person freaking out in the car next to them....hahaha...probably wasn't very funny at the time though.
I am so sorry to hear about yoiur "Seed ticks"! I had them once walking through a cow field when I was a kid! LOL! We call em "Chiggers" here in TX! Nasty little tiny red ticks that are so hard to get off! I remember freaking out cause the last one was in my belly button! ROFL! I am so glad you are free of those nasty critters....,.now I'm itching just reading this!
We know how well you take care of your dogs! I'm sorry a one made a moutain out of a mole hill.........[spins head vomiting pea soup!]
Wow, GinaH… Talk about a Topic going Amuck! Gee wiz here it goes again .. huh.. ? …..sorry you had those nasty things on you… Honesty , I didn’t have anything to add to the advice given… But through your icky adventure.... I did learn How to get ride of them.. if they happen to find their way onto Me… lol … so Thank you… =)
Gina...I hope that the ticks are gone for good...Geech...im itching just reading it..
Sadly, Gina...why are you a target? I personally would never (or hope I never) second guess any ones ability to take care of their dogs...If they are a tried and true dog lover...as I know you to be...as many on TP are...we only want the best for our furry friends...
I hope we dont have more insults or attacks on this or other threads...Can we just do an about face and carry on...and I hope no anamosity rubs off on other threads...Geech...this is suposed to be fun, leasure time...Lets not make it a battle ground...we've seen too many posts like that in the past...I just dont know what you have Gina...lol but you and Scout seem to catch heck all the time...I know from talking to you your Both wonderful people...hummm....
LOL @ you guys thanks for the stories and the advice that's really all I wanted. Honestly I didn't know what to do because I have never found a tick on myself or my dogs however had it been my dogs I don't think I would have even needed to ask.
I am still pretty creeped out everytime I get an itch I freak out! I'm sure my poor hubby has had enough of my paranoia.