Tick-Tock vs. Louis (260/365)

A few nice Tick images I found:

Tick-Tock vs. Louis (260/365)
Tick

Image by JD Hancock
Tick-Tock: Hungry crocodile in Neverland who swallowed a noisy alarm clock and the hand of the pirate Captain Hook and who spends his time tracking Hook’s ship, the Jolly Roger.

Louis: Frustrated musician and alligator from New Orleans who wants to play trumpet in a jazz band and who helps the frogs Prince Naveen and Tiana on their journey to become human again.

If they had to fight, who would win?

#260 in the Duel 365 series.

Deer Tick Bite 3
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Image by chrismek
The Bite after the doctor removed the tick head.

Blacklegged Tick
Tick

Image by fairfaxcounty
The black-legged or deer tick (pictured above) is the only tick that transmits the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Tick activity is seasonal, with higher tick activity in the spring and summer.

Ticks can attach to any part of the human body but are often found in hard-to-see areas such as the groin, armpits, and scalp. In most cases, the tick must be attached for 36-48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted.

Conduct tick checks after working or playing in tick-infested areas and remove any ticks you find promptly. Only infected ticks transmit disease and not all ticks are infected.

Learn more about ticks and Lyme disease at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fightthebite.

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Feb 19, Dog Digestion Differences to Chew On | Best Dog Food Guide

Chew on some important differences in human versus dog digestion systems. An understanding of these can help you making a difference from surviving to thriving of your canine companion.
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Dog Takes Cat-Sitting Job Quite Seriously [PHOTO]

Dog takes cat-sitting too literally


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2011-09-30-The-Lab-Four-PRINT

A few nice Topical images I found:

2011-09-30-The-Lab-Four-PRINT
Topical

Image by alexhughescartoons

2011-02-11-Just-a-little-prick-PRINT
Topical

Image by alexhughescartoons

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Help Pets for Vets on Labor Day

Looking for a chance to do something good for our countries veterans and their dogs? Here’s a simple way to help. Pet Peeps, a pet sitting company in Washington DC, will donate $ 500 to Pets 4 Vets, who provide service dogs to veterans, if 250 likes for the Pet Peeps Facebook page are gained on [...]


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No Box Is Too Small For Bo The Box Sitter [VIDEO]

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We know cats, like Maru, love fitting into tiny boxes. But bulldogs?! Bo is one bold bulldog who doesn't let his size get in the way of his box sitting ventures. To Bo, every box is one size fits all.

Watch Bo contort, pull, and wiggle his way into a teeny box. Totes adorbs!

 

 


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Latest Lice News

Back to School Nightmare: Lice
School means contact. Contact means sharing. And sharing isn't just about toys. Children don't have to be reminded to share when it comes to cooties, colds and flus. No parent is happy about sharing when it comes to discovering your child has head lice.
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Waukee Parents Start Petition Regarding School District's Policy on Head Lice
An online petition is gathering signatures from parents in the district who want to see the district's policy changed so parents are notified when a case of head lice is reported in their child's classroom or school. The petition states, "This petition
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Head Lice Reported at Eason Elementary in Waukee
"We have several cases of head lice in the Before & After School Program that have been reported to me already this school year," wrote Grevas. "We currently have the head lice 'health alert' sign posted near the sign-in/out table so that you are aware
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New ‘Kittendle’ E-Reader Now Available [PHOTO]

Kitten in a book

 


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Dog Health Problems-could Someone Help Me Know How Serious This Is/what is Wrong?

I came home today to my 11 year old, female, American cocker spaniel trembling and having trouble walking. We just recently moved back to the States from Germany and we are currently staying at our family's house. She seems to be having a lot of pain getting up or moving from laying or sitting down and when she walks she arches her back upwards and walks with her two back legs stiffly and closely positioned together and her tail tucked tightly (she rarely tucks her tail). I have felt all over her body and nothing seems to be sensitive. At first I thought that maybe she had pulled a muscle jumping up on a bed or slipping on the wood floors but I don't think she would have to arch her back if that was the case, so that leads me to believe it is something more serious. I also did take her on a 3 mile walk this morning but she was eager the entire time and showed no signs of slowing down/pain. She also had some slight hip problems years before but they were never much of a problem and I am wondering if it has gotten worse. I'm extremely worried because she is getting pretty old and I would just like for her to be comfortable. If anyone could tell me how serious this is or even what it seems to be and how I can help ease the pain that would be such a help!

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"She seems to be having a lot of pain getting up or moving from laying or sitting down and when she walks she arches her back upwards and walks with her two back legs stiffly and closely positioned together and her tail tucked tightly (she rarely tucks her tail"

If one of my dogs had those symptoms, they would already be at the emergency vet. Yes, she IS in pain and needs to have the problem diagnosed. To happen so quickly, I'd suspect an injury–might be something minor, or might be something serious like a ruptured spinal disk. If nothing else, she needs painkillers and probably steroids.

There is nothing you can do to ease the pain, since you have no idea what is causing it.

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Nice Tick photos

Check out these Tick images:

Tick – Adult Male Lonestar?
Tick

Image by purtycherty
What looks like a ‘cutwork’ pattern is actually a pattern of white spots? Identified using: www.ticktexas.org/ticks/amaa_lone_star_tick.htm

Tick Riders
Tick

Image by USDAgov
MRP Under Secretary Ed Avalos riding with the Tick Riders along the Rio Grande.

Olive’s Ticks
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Image by Waldo Jaquith
Sixty-odd ticks that I pulled off of Olive, one of the Jack Russells that I found on Thursday evening. It took a half hour to produce these. They represent perhaps a third of the total ticks that I found on her. About the same number were found on the other dog, Dixie.

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