Thursday, May 8, 2014

Force is all conquering, but its victories are short-lived.







A family of deer grazing on the walnut trees in the corner of the garden. They scatter when the PON duo coming hurtling out of the front door. After breakfast Bob and Sophie get a dose of Frontline and new Scalibor collars. With this hot, humid, weather they're getting an application of Frontline every three weeks. We find a large, fresh, tick on Bob's tail. It's that time of year again.

At the fishmonger Limande Cardine. Neither the fishmonger nor we are sure whether this is, or is not, Lemon sole. It's shaped like Lemon sole but the colours not right. More tangerine than lemon. 

On our way home we take a detour down to the old Roman Road. Two local farmers have parked their vans at the spot where we turn off to the stream. Sophie lets them know in no uncertain terms that they're trespassing on HER turf. Bob is interested but not bothered. 





10 comments:

  1. Oh yes, Frontline season is here. Removed an impressively swollen tick from Bertie's snout at the weekend.
    No idea about the fish I'm afraid, but they look tasty.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  2. Go Sophie, you tell them.

    Not sure about the fish. But the eyes look a bit cloudy...stay away from them.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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  3. Tick season here too...found a small one on Brownie a few days ago...can you keep a secret?.....he will be getting a bath today.

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  4. That is very clever of Bob to stand on a tiny stool. He looks a little uncertain but it's a nice circus trick!

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  5. I'm not sure about the fish but I can see Bob's licking his lips at the prospect

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  6. Our furry duo burst out the back door this morning and the entire garden exploded with rabbits, chipmunks, doves and squirrels. A Disney horror movie. Fortunately, no one was caught. Ah, the excitement of Springtime. xo

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  7. oh the pictures of them today!
    so clean. and that little pink tongue. and then reading . . . going back to memories of beloved wee digby. blasted ticks.
    thankful always for a glimpse into your world.

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  8. They very much look like the mistress and master of all that they survey in picture one.
    3 ticks discovered on Merlin at the weekend. I am trying something different which is a brand of collar called Seresto. Similarly I can top up with Frontline if need be.

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  9. Not too much problems with fleas, ticks and heart worms in our hot, dry climate but we do have them. When I lived on the coast , my indoor cats had to be treated.
    Keeping Bob and Sophie healthy is the most important thing.
    Interesting fish. Will you be trying some?

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  10. I dont envy your tick obsession - scary and expensive.
    Seresto collar has just arrived here in NZ - interesting you can top up with Frontline - thanks for that tip Teena and Merlin :) Ticks aren't a worry here but fleas are..

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