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So I related yesterday about how my dogs had fleas. Well as the night was winding down, I was given a heartattack when I saw something move out of the corner of my eye in my wash room.
It was this cute little fellow.
I feel like Jack Hanna today, if Jack Hanna dealt with flea ridden pets. Where this frog came from, I have no idea. He did collect a bit of dog hair in his travels through my house though, that much is obvious. And yes, that is where I found him ... on top of my washing machine.
Took him outside, where he promptly jumped out of my hand and onto a railing of my porch. That is a better place for him I think, even though I use a bug-free lamp on my front porch (makes using my porch swing that much nicer) there should still be plenty of eats out there for him.
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I had a surprise last night too. I was relacing my bike rim in one of our unused guest rooms and a cockroach ran down my leg and across the floor. I <3 living in Florida...
BTW, maybe it's time to mop your floor. that poor guy is covered in what I hope is dog hair :P
What I needed to do was vacuum. After spending half my day washing the dogs, de-fleaing them, and whatnot, there was hair everywhere. I was trying to get my crap in order and grab the vacuum when I saw this little fellow (who was nice enough to start the cleanup for me).
I think the river of blood is the next plague ... you may want to keep an eye out for that!
Awesome! I'm amazed your dogs didn't chase after him!
My dogs, who were still damp from the baths I gave them were restricted to the kitchen where I have tile. It's easier to dry up and vacuum tile than it is carpet. Otherwise that little fellow may have been toast. :) I'm not sure how many birds have fallen prey to my husky, but I'm imagine it's at least a half dozen judging by the feathers I find in the back yard from time to time. He's also cornered a couple of possums and killed a squirrel. I just hope no raccoons wander through my neighborhood.
My bad ... Are you feeling itchy, TJ?
So NOT funny. As I was pouring over the intertubes looking for flea cures* I came across a site talking about scabies. There are a number of things that I do NOT want to acquire in this lifetime, and scabies shot straight to the top of the list!
*Why some people think feeding diatomaceous earth to their pets will stop flea infestations is beyond me. That's one of the dumber things I've ever read. Cutting down on internal parasites? I suppose I can buy that, but fleas? For reals?
Better find some lamb's blood STAT!
Heh. They're free to go at any time! I won't even send my chariots and charioteers out in pursuit.
That looks like a toad to me.
One all covered in hair at that. Do you ever vacuum?
Yes, I vacuum. Here's the deal, I own three dogs, all with thick coats, all known to be horrible shedders, and I live in a warm climate, which makes things a bit worse (for me and probably them). I vacuum every day as a matter of fact, had just finished bathing them and was about to grab the vacuum to take another pass that day. Sheesh ... this is a neat freak crowd, isn't it? :P
I have three dogs, two of them are heavy shedders. They're currently losing their summer coats, so no matter how often I vacuum, there's always hair!
I have a Furminator, and while it works wonders ... there is stil hair everywhere.
On another point, taxonomically IIRC, there is no distinction between frogs and toads. ;)
On a third point, my dogs killed a possum today. That is obviously their way of telling me not to keep them restricted to the house "Let us out, or the possum gets it dude!"
Ooh! We LOVE the Furminator! It sure does make life easier during heavy shedding seasons.