Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fleas!

I have heard it said that every creature is here for a reason but can someone please explain to me the reason for fleas? While you're at it, how about ticks? I have a problem with fleas. One single flea is all it takes to drive me psycho! At this time of the year in particular I seem to get a few fleas. My mom had to take me to the V-E-T two weeks ago because I ended up with hot spots where these little pests bit me. I went on steroids and antibiotics. My mom gave me a flea bath and put some junk on my back. A couple of days ago I started itching again and she found 4 fleas on me! She went and bought me an expensive flea collar and dipped me in a pail with flea killer in it. The V-E-T gave her more steriods (very low dose) but I haven't taken any of it. She also gave me some pills to take for 3 days that kill fleas. I haven't taken them yet either because the flea collar seems to be working and my mom doesn't want to kill ME with chemicals. She washed all the bedding in the house and vaccuumed the floors. We have had fleas in the house before but she didn't find any this time. My mom thinks I'm getting them from the stray cats so she's considering buying flea collars for all of them too... Who would think such a little thing could cause sooooo many problems? Is there a flea hit man out there anywhere? I could probably pay you in Beggin Strips.

27 comments:

Tuffy said...

I hate fweas too. I got a hotspot too. Yuck!

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Pedro

Sorry about the fleas. They are a pain in the doggie behind. So they put you on steroids, eh? Are you gonna bulk up with huge muscles now? Do we need to watch out for 'roid rage'? Hope you're feeling better.

Desert Pups

Pedro said...

Pups,

I'm trying to convince my mom that I have bulked up because of the 'roids NOT because I'm fat! Thank you for pointing that out. Maybe she will believe me now that you've said it too!

Pedro

Moco said...

Pedro,
I feel for you. We are all itching here also. My brother Foley chewed a hole on his right flank. Grammie did some special skin stuff to him and now he seems to be better. We are hoping better for you also.

Deetz said...

I needed my chihauhau fix.....thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness. You have no idea how much it helps
Deetz and Family

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Yep it has to be the cats. It certainly couldn't be you bringing them in..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Rambo said...

Cousin,
We don't have a problem with fleas here in our yard, but MM had some when she moved in with us. They are extremely nasty little critters and I have no idea what purpose they serve to any dog or human. I don't know of a flea hit man, but how about I call a couple of goons to buy these pests some concrete boots and send them to Tony Soprano. He can give them a ride on the Stugots! DEAD!
love,
Rambo

Katie and Gizmo said...

Ouch Pedro, that's not good at all.
They need to develop a hotline 1800-fleabegone.

I don't see any reason for fleas to exist either and yet they're all over the world.

I haven't got any on me yet, thank dog, and I hope I never do.

Lotsa Love
Gizmo

River said...

We hate fleas. My mom uses cedar chips in our beds--it's a flea repellent (not killer, too bad). My mom can't think of a reason for their existence, only their extermination.

love & wags,
River

Lorenza said...

The purpose of the fleas?? Make your lifes hard and itchy!
I hope you get rid of them soon!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Goofy said...

Fleas... Ewwwww... Hate them!!!

Love
goofy

happy said...

I think the purpose of fleas is just to complete the list of pests and pesky animals. Hee...

I think LS loathes them more than me. So she always make sure I'm sprayed all over before I can step out of the house.

Huskee and Hershey said...

My absolute hate is TICKS and FLEAS!! I am totally with you.. WHY are they even created and WHO created them? (I kinda suspect it's the people from Frontline, etc)..

Snowy and Crystal said...

Fleas and ticks are two creatures we hate !

Sharon said...

Aww, good luck getting rid of those pests, Pedro!

S and D

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Thanks for stopping by and thanks again for your award.. Mom is still working on a good pee-mail for you from Callie..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

JB's Big World said...

Can you use that stuff that you put on the back of your neck once a month? My mom can't remember the name of it, but she had to buy some for when PooPoo went to jail so she would not bring fleas home.
Good luck!
--JB

JB's Big World said...

Wait a minute!! You have been on steroids?? I just looked at your sausage picture again and maybe the steroids are causing you to gain weight! Your diet must have been just fine, it was the fleas ultimately that caused you to look bigger from taking the steroids! Blame the fleas! Blame the fleas!
--JB

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Pedro

Just checking in to see how the flea situation is going. Have you got rid of the little critters? Oh, do you want us to talk to your Mom and tell her it's the steroids that has caused you to bulk up?

Desert Pups

Niamh said...

Those fleas are wicked! Sorry that you have been suffering from them.

Your friend,
Niamh

Snowy and Crystal said...

woogz Pedro,

Its Friday :) we wanted to wish you a pawsome weekend;)

Maltese Paws

S&C

Deefor said...

Hi Pedro
Sorry to hear about the fleas who are living on you. I they are all gone. We're lucky not to have many in my neighborhood. I don't want them!

Deefor

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh those are icky. I dont know what mosqitoes are for too. They are such pest

~ Girl girl

BenTheRotti said...

After much deliberation I have been unable to come up with a single reason for a Fleas existence, not one.. nada. They should be banned! If there is a flea exterminator I will glady chip in to pay his fee, I've never had them (thank dog) but they sound nasty!

Have a wonderful weekend

Ben xxx

the 4 Bs said...

hey Pedro, those fleas sound like major pests. luckily, we don't get them much, but mom goes beserk when she sees one. we always blame cats for fleas cuz cats are bad and we are good.
hee hee

woofs.

JB's Big World said...

Did you get rid of the fleas yet?
--JB

Sweepy said...

Woofy, Pedro.
Somebody once told us that fleas and ticks pass by during the Oh-Ghost (August) month till September. The dreaded time when vet's calender gets filled.

So you had hot spots too. Did you wear an e-collar like my dumb brother Bogart?

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