Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Comfort Dogs

Smash would love to have a job like this.  Maybe I should bring him up here to the Cleveland State Community College campus and see if he can offer some comfort.

The University of Wisconsin campus is providing dogs for for students to pet to help them reduce the stress of taking final exams.

Sounds like a great idea.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Tick removal

Smash has been collecting ticks like crazy this spring.  He normally scratches them of himself, but on his right side he has trouble controlling his hind leg so it makes it difficult to get the ones around his collar and ears. 

I have been plucking them off by hand.  However, I can't always get the head out.  This leaves and itchy bump under his skin for a while.

I have just ordered this device. The Trix Tick remover.    It has a lasso that goes around the neck of the tick and is supposed to allow the tick to be removed including the head.  I hope Smash likes it.  I will post again when I try it out.