A few months ago, I entered into a relationship with several ticks. I did not particularly want to enter this relationship, but as baddog always says, “every cloud has a silver lining.” You might ask yourself what kind of silver lining ticks may provide, but these ticks potentially saved my life. Allow me to explain.
We were in Lake Tahoe when the ticks were discovered and we made an immediate visit to Alpine Animal Hospital to have them removed. While we were there the veterinarian informed us that collie breeds were susceptible to negative reactions from some medicines. This became an issue because everyone had been presuming that I was a border collie mix, with the border collie being the dominant gene. I mean, breeders, groomers and vets all said I was a border collie, and I kind of look like one, so we went with it. There was one breeder that insisted I was a pure bred, but we knew better. After all, mom looks nothing like any kind of collie.Read More