Thursday, May 9, 2013


Yesterday while Dad was supposed to be spending quality time with us he decided to go to the woods alone and hunt mushrooms.  I asked Dad what mushrooms are and how many legs they have....Dad did not answer me, cos I thinks he didn't know.  I will call Mom later on the phone, cos she isn't STOOPID.   Anyway, he came back with 6 mushrooms, gee Dad good thing you and mom aren't starving AND 153,000.00 WOOD TICKS!!!!!!

When Mom found out she freaked out and told him to get in the shower, and throw his clothes in the washer, those are not exactly the words she said, cos if I say them, I will have to go to solitary confinement.  Well, all night Dad kept finding those pesky TICKS and MOM keep yelling.  Poor Dad, and Poor Mom, where is a good bottle of wine when those humans need it.

Right before bed time mom was holding and loving on me, and ONLY me, when she was petting and rubbing my beautiful little ears, and OMPUG there was a tiny tick attached to my sweet little ear!!! Once again BAD BAD words came out of her mouth, she ran and got hand soap and covered it to kill it, cos she had just read on PININTERST that it would work, and she waited, and waited, and didn't work, so she got the tweezers out, cos she didn't know what else to do cos none of us have ever had a tick, and with DAD (who is in big trouble) who held me in a tight grip Mom tried to get that horrible BLOOD SUCKER out of my tiny ear.  I SCREAMED, LOUD, and CUSSED, and sometimes I even SCREAMED Before Mom was touching my ear just for effect.  Dad said he never ever heard anyone scream like I do, Mom said you should have been with him in the front seat of the car!  After 10 hours, they got the tick out, and we all went to bed.  Mom told Dad to blowup the air mattress cos he wasn't sleepin with us, ....he didn't listen to her...he never does.
Angus Gunther Long


  1. OMD OMD OMD, what a scary moment!!! The first time I had to remove a tick from Finn, I really had to dig down DEEP within myself to grab it with a tweezer and rotate and pull. Glad you are all ok today. Hope Momma gets a drink tonight.

  2. Ugh I hate ticks get a tick key for easy removal and remember when u remove a tick place Irvin a jar filled with rubbing alcohol that is the only way to kill them we can't go to the woods any more because all of us humans and dogs come home swarming in ticks and we use preventive
    Urban hounds

  3. Holy crap! The moral of the story is, if dad homes hunting, lock him out of the house when he comes back
    Benny & Lily

  4. Ticks are common here. In fact, I, the human, got 2 tick bites just yesterday after walking in the field. NOT fun!!!

    Best thing is to gently pull them off, dab a bit of antibiotic ointment on the area, and keep checking for more ticks.

  5. Yikes! I guess it's that time of year again. I get the super creeps whenever I find a tick or flea. I totally understand the screaming and cussing necessary when they show up.

  6. ROFL - human men can cause such problems sometimes! Imagine, catching a tick from a human! For barking out loud! What is a little pug to do? How about your two sisters? Were they also infected by the nasty ticks?

    Sorry it hurt when they took the tick off you, we hope you never have another one!

  7. Alert alert tick outbreak. Luckily we don't have that many here in London only a few in the city of London. They are blood sucking SOBs called Bankers. LOL! Hope you are all OK and next time Dad pick mushrooms in the super market. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Oh man - so sorry Gus! Wiggy came home with one of those "friends" this a.m. and I know NOTHING about getting off ticks - until tonight when I'm going to douse that sucker (the tick, not my SousPug) in Rubbing Alcohol and then send it down to a burial at sea. I should know better than to let Wiggs bring friends home without telling me first - in his defense, he can't see them but still...

  9. OMD OMD THAT was an 87 HOUR Ordeal fur YOU and your dad too. NOTHING works as fast as pulling the ticks soon as found...

    Please tell your dad that Mushroom season is ALREADY over HERE.. Our dad found enough to fry 6 HUGE skillets FULL. OMD.. there is NOTHING that tastes like Spring Morels, is there?

  10. eeewww! Mom is always afraid when we go camping that we will come home with ticks. I would have screamed too Gussie!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  11. UGH!!!!!!!!
    Love Noodles

  12. Poor baby wood and I don't like things that crawl and suck blood.
    I hope everyone is clear of them now.
    hugs madi your BFFF

  13. Oh that is not a good thing. Lee had a tick two summers ago. I took it out with tweezers after calling the vet. I hope there are no more! Lee and Phod's Lady

  14. City girl here...lock Dad outta the house next time! I would be hysterical and probably be going to the darn Vet Emergency ER! Glad to know if Max ever gets one not to panic....ok, I lie...I'd still panic! You deserve a bottle of wine and a weekend wouldn't hurt either :)

  15. All that for mushrooms?! I'd understand if he was hunting squirrels or bunnies or something, but mushrooms??

  16. You have made me even more glad that in all my 13 years I have never had a tick. I will avoid them at all cost.

  17. Wow, it sure was exciting around your house. We hope the ticks are all gone now!

  18. Oh no, wez haz to laugh cos every time Dad's in charge, there's always a disaster..Bawaahhwaawa..Hope youz got rid of all the intruders :) xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  19. Icky! My skin is crawling. I don't blame your mom for being upset. Gus, I have to say you are the best blog writer. You have me cracking up despite the creepy crawlers. :-)

  20. Wow! That sounds terrible, horrible, terrible! Just so you know, the next time this happens, I wrote an entire thing once about ticks on dogs:

    Hope this helps!Love, Bunk.

  21. That is very gross. We are so glad you did not have to have your ear removed! We don't get tics here cuz they don't like our dry weather. There are only 1 or 2 tics in the mountains.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  22. Gosh,that sounds bad. I sure hope you are better.

  23. AAAAAGGGGGHHHHH. **Massive shudder***

    That is a very sucky story! I hope you didn't have bad dreams after that! I know I would have! (Luckily, it is not too tick-y where we live. Phew.)

  24. That sounds horrible.
    Milo got a sucker once, on his back leg, dad and mom covered it with soap until it let loose... If it was one of the other dogs they would have screamed, too... Milo was like "whoah, that's cool, keep rubbing the liquid in with that q-tip... hey, where are you going? thought it was all about Milo time??"

    Milo = Diva

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,