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14 October 2003 @ 10:16 pm
Oh, thank heaven...  
...we finally found out what was bothering Sydney-dog. She had a case of ticks. :P Mark found a HUGE tick near her butt area this evening and we suspect she picked it up at the vet's office. :( Only once before has Sydney had a problem with ticks and that was when she was about a year old. Now her "moody" behavior and her no appetite makes sense. Thank goodness it wasn't something more serious. Ticks are disgusting, but at least they're not serious. Whew!

Sorry - I have a small rant about ebay. I sell a few things there (old soap magazines, mostly) and I've generally had really good experiences with buyers. But there are a few that DON'T know how to read directions at all... :P My auction says all over the place that the shipping charge I quote is for inside the US only and to email me for shipping quotes outside the US (and my shipping charges are already dirt cheap). I had a buyer this week who sent cash :( and who ended up with a foreign shipping address! GRRR! I'm so fed up (in addition, she never left me a last name to put on my shipping label and I had to email her again to ask...) I'm just going to eat the extra cost of the shipping because I just don't want to have to deal with her. :(

And I found out today that my co-worker decided to take the other job. So we're down to just two again, me and my boss. I'm not sure how long we'll be missing a third person, but we've been down a person in the past and we managed, hopefully things will be okay, especially since we're going into our big conversion next month. :P

And wow - I found a picture of Julie Jackson's daughter Lily from her new movie "Envy". I think Julie sent a link to a version of this photo to me before, but this one is much bigger and easier to see. She's got to be the cutest little girl ever. :)
Current Music: "You Are So Lovely" - Kevin Earley
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Sherishutterbug93 on October 15th, 2003 10:29 pm (UTC)
Ticks ARE awful! :P I can't believe her personality would change so drastically because of a tick problem. Thankfully she's back to her old self. :)
irisheyes77 on October 15th, 2003 08:06 am (UTC)
That's great about Sydney! I was worried about her!

Three of our cats are sick with what seems to be colds! They're all sneezing and lethargic. :(
Sherishutterbug93 on October 15th, 2003 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks Amanda! :) I hope your cats feel better soon. :( And hope Tom has gotten rid of his "Perma-cold". Take care.
Care: smilecareleswhisper on October 15th, 2003 12:08 pm (UTC)
I was worried about Sydney too. Even though ticks aren't fun, I'm glad that it wasn't more serious. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on October 15th, 2003 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Carrie. I'm SO thankful that it wasn't something more serious. Mark and I were amazed that as soon as we got the tick off of her, she seemed to spring back to life. :) Hope you're doing well. *hugs*
Sabine: Lauser Kopfsabine10 on October 15th, 2003 01:29 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you found the reason for Sydney's indisposition. :) And yes, ticks are really disgusting and because of so much hairs it's so difficult to find them.

Hope you had a nice day.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 15th, 2003 10:34 pm (UTC)
That was just the thing! Sydney is so fluffy that even after Mark found the tick the first time, when we went back to try to get it removed, it took us a LONG time to find it again. :( Did Lauser ever have a problem with ticks?

And thank you for your nice thoughts. Hope your week is going well. :)
Sabine: Lausersabine10 on October 16th, 2003 02:26 pm (UTC)
No, Lauser never had any problems with ticks. But Susi had trouble with them for two times this year. Apparently, she licked a lot there where the tick was every time she was alone and she felt unwell, too. I'm sorry, but I remembered it only after you had told from the tick. Today, an other rider told that she is using any means against ticks and since then her dog never more got a tick. It would be the first thing what is helpful against ticks but I don't think that I'll use it because of the side effects (cats e. g. can die if they lick at it), esp. if I think of Lauser's stomach problems. Her dog never had any side effects. If you would like to know what it is I'll ask her if I see her the next time. Luckily, the "ticks time" is over here - even the cold has got its good sides. :)

Is Sydney all right again?
Sherishutterbug93 on October 16th, 2003 11:19 pm (UTC)
Ticks are awful, I'm sorry to hear that Susi had several cases of it this year. :( And that tick remedy sounds awfully strong - though I'd love Sydney to always be tick-free, I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to try a cure that was that strong. Thanks for telling me about it, though. :)

And Sydney's much better now. :) She's back to begging for food, barking at the neighborhood children who ride by on their scooters, and jumping up on all the furniture that she find. :) It's good to have her back! :)

Please take care, Sabine and please hug Lauser for me. :)
Kananigirlkananigirl on October 15th, 2003 04:59 pm (UTC)
Ew! A tick! That's like scary, just like those roaches here. hehehe I'm glad you found out what was wrong with her.

Some ppl on eBay aren't uhm...all there I think. I haven't sold anything on eBay yet. I was thinking I'd sell a few things.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 15th, 2003 10:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks Rayna, we were pretty relieved when we realized it wasn't something more serious. And those ebay people annoy me. Once I bid on an item and I got a nasty email from someone telling me how dare I outbid her... HUH? Isn't that what an auction is? :P Most people I've encountered on ebay are great - it's just a few of them that I have to shake my head at. :P
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMORbeam861 on October 16th, 2003 06:27 am (UTC)
I am glad you found out what was wrong! I don't think any of my pets have ever had ticks. What do they look like? However, we have had our share of fleas! Annoying little bugs!!! Give Syd a hug for me!!
Sherishutterbug93 on October 16th, 2003 11:23 pm (UTC)
You're lucky, Barb! They're just disgusting! :P They look like gray beetles, and they're about the size of a grain of rice. :P Funny how such a small thing can create such a problem for a dog. :P Thankfully she's back to her normal over-active self again. :) Please take care, Barb! :)