Musings From A Musical Mind

Just A Tick?


The other day we had quite the adventure. Our puppy had been acting funny and protecting her mouth. We knew there was something wrong, but as she is a little drama queen, we tried to downplay her episodes and see if the sudden yelping and crying out at random times throughout the day would just simply go away.

Because we are first time dog owners and have never had a puppy, I'm sure we have once or twice jumped to conclusions about her throwing up occasionally – usually bile when she's too picky to eat. Or thinking not eating is a serious sign when she simply does not feel like eating. And there was that one time when something irritated her tummy and she kept throwing up. We finally took her in and the doctor told us it was fairly normal when a dog gets upset, that anything to further irritate the tummy will result in more throwing up. We made it through that long night and next day – gave her pepcid for another day or so and then she was fine.

But this was different. She would not let us near her mouth to see what was wrong. The more we tried the more she screamed. She would not let the nice doctor examine her – so it was decided that she would have to be sedated. A couple of hours later we got the call. There was nothing wrong with her. No reason at all for her to be acting so fussy. No reason why she would be favoring her mouth, wouldn't bite and play. Nothing at all. We brought her home and as the pain meds wore off she was no better – in fact she seemed fussier than ever – yelping and screaming out at random times – tail tucked down and under. I consulted with the Vet on the phone – as their office had just closed. I told them there WAS something wrong. I don't think she really believed me and sent me to another Vet office in Covington that was still open.

At this point we were feeling really silly – but we knew there was something wrong with our dog. The Vet was very nice at this new place. We explained what we had been through and that she was examined from stem to stern and that it was determined there was not anything wrong with her. He listened and examined the puppy who was not too keen on strangers after her ordeal. She did like him though, and soon she was at ease – although still appeared to be troubled. He would lean down and let her come to him and the gently pet her. After spending 20 or so minutes in the room with us – he explained he was going to take a closer look. We could tell he was not convinced that this was nothing. And he ruled out neck or mouth pain almost immediately after probing around. We could hear her yelping from a back room as he was taking a closer look. Within a few minutes he came back in the room and explained that he had almost missed it – but what he found when pinpointing the origin of pain – was a TICK. Attached to Daisy's lower lip on the outside, buried deep within her hair. It had burrowed its way into her mouth making it very uncomfortable for her to eat, bite or act normal.

After he removed it (more screaming and yelping) she was fine almost right away. The nurse said she even hugged her 🙂 I was so relieved for Daisy – but also SO GLAD I wasn't losing my mind – that I could have KISSED that doctor and almost did! He was amazed to find a tick as they are not very common here – and he was also surprised that she would have the reaction to the tiny tick that she had. However, we who know her – were not. She is like the “princess and the pea”. The tiniest thing troubles her – and even today she is still recovering from 2 shots of pains meds and so much man-handling. What a sweet sensitive girl she it!

When you know a person or animal very well – you just know when they are not acting normal – and no one can tell you differently, right? Can a thing like just a little tick cause so much drama? Now I know the answer to that. YES!


Well, that's my story. The true ones are always the most fun – I mean, you just can't make this stuff up!

Take care and God Bless



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

diana iannarone

Wake Up. Stand Up. Live Free. A Perceptual Approach to Rapid Growth and Permanent Change

Fallen Pastor

Helping fallen pastors and those affected by a fall from ministry

The Mind of RD REVILO

Conscious Thought: Driven by Intelligent Awareness

The Devotion Cafe'

Love and Empowerment

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band

⃟ What a strange world we live in... ⃟

Poems & People

what if poems could be symphonies, and people their orchestra?

The Fickle Heartbeat

A blog about love or lack thereof

knitting soul

turning the knots into something beautiful

Kristi Ann's Haven

Jesus ( Yeshua) Saves!!

GODINTEREST - Christian digital media website exploring faith, culture and life

Godinterest is a place to talk about God, Culture, Life and all that other stuff

The Light Post

Scott & Christina Graff

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

iwedplanner wedding vendors

This site is the bee's knees

Granny Smith: Unleashed

Observations and random thoughts from a "not so teenager."



The Life Project

Finding Clear and Simple Faith

Humanity777's Blog

The Church of Christ



Brendan Cole - Writer

Musings On Life and Other Minutiae

Chickens Bring Peace to the Earth

Slow down, pray, make better choices

Feed Only via TSS Team


Romance of Five Clouds and Magical Poetry


Walking in the Favor Of God


Education is Everything

GIFT FROM THE HEART - Share and Care!

Appreciation, Respect and Gratitude towards all...... that there is!

Upside DIY

Born from the love of, "Do It Yourself" attitude!

Soul Access


Traveling with Thomas

Follow me as I study in London and travel Europe

Mercy Not Sacrifice

The Blog of Morgan Guyton

Life Confusions

"I Will Find Words, Smith them Down. For Love Is Infinite And So Are They."

ann johnson-murphree

Artist, Writer of Confessional Free Verse Poetry and Fiction

Stealing Kisses & Making Mistakes.

Following God's path while stumbling through this world with a heart of a woman.

Gotta Find a Home

Conversations with Street People

Ed Mooney Photography

The home of Kildare based Photographer, Blogger and self proclaimed Ruinhunter.


”Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -- Picasso.


poems & stories, thoughts about people and places between moments of clarity, or not.

Grow up proper

A raw view on life

A Blumes With a View

Putting the "blah" in blog!!

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **

%d bloggers like this: