John, good for you!! At least you got some pics done before that bugger of Lyme's disease. If I could turn back time, you would never have encountered that dreadful tick.
After your words about the deer tic and Lyme's I have a huge pine tree in a corner of my yard that I have never trimmed the bottom branches off. The dogs love to go to this corner in the bushy branches and bark at the people that may walk down the street. It is their retreat. But I have convinced my husband that we should alter the yard fence to be on our side of this conifer, because I am a little more worried than ever about the tics getting the dogs and having the tics dislodge after filling their stupid gut and then climbing back on someone or something. As I told you before, I think that one of my dogs does have Lyme's disease, but in a carnivore form, I don't know if that is possible, but I still think she is afflicted.
Again, why on earth are there such blood sucking parasites that cause such devastation to our breed? I don't believe there is a place on earth for them, no matter what. Great day. Cindi