28 September 2011

The Hound is Home

Three days and MANY dollars later, Bullseye is back home.  She's still a bit slow on her feet and it will be a few weeks before we can take her for walks again but she's alive and we're all thankful for that.

She's looking quite funky her hew new summer do.  She's short from the neck down, showing off her Dalmatian spots in her white bits while her black is pure black.  I love her short coat, which is the sweetener for the fact that we'll probably have to clip her every August and keep her hair short until Autumn each year.  This way, we'll be able to feel ticks on her skin before they cause her too much trouble.

The paralysis tick that caused all the heartache (and cost) is languishing in prison.  There is no hope of rehabilitation and therefore there is no recommended parole period.  If she lays a trillion eggs now, they can perish in prison with her.


Tracy P. said...

That looks remarkably like your dead fly! Glad she is better. I can only imagine how your heart sank when you found her like that. I trust that Jessie is now recovering also. :-)

tinsenpup said...

Poor Bullseye! What a nasty little critter. I'm glad she's going to recover. We want to shave the Spoodle when it gets warmer. Not that we get ticks down here, we just think it might be lower maintenance. I predict he'll look delightfully odd.

Crazy Sister said...

I just don't understand the tick's motivation for paralysing an animal. Surely there are easier ways to get a millilitre of blood?

Hippomanic Jen said...

We used to use anti-tick spot-on stuff when we lived in an area with them. Has to be applied ridiculously frequently and cost a small fortune, but it was worth it (still had to check him over, though)