Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sticky green hitchhikers

These little things are nasty. They are flat and green and sticky and they were just looking for a lovely bearded face to get all tangled up in.

They are called "Beggar's Lice," which is a sickening name and very appropriate. H-Mom apologizes. This photo is the aftermath. It looks like cat vomit. Our apologies also to all the cats. We don't even think that cats could make this disgusting of a hairnest.

Enter Madison.

She could hardly make it home she was so distressed, biting and rubbing and trying to get the little hitchhikers out of her paws and her legs. And her beard and her moustache. So not right.

It took H-Mom an hour with the fine tooth comb, and the world was right again.

Where to walk? Down the middle of the highway?

We hate these things.


Mango said...

Totally yucky! Poor Madison must have needed a mask to make it home in such a state. I mean what if somedoggie saw her looking less than her beautiful self?


Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

This is the season when things start to get tricky. We have to be very careful, with a full inspection after walks. Tommy gets little prickly seedlings stuck between his toes, and of course burrs on his ears. Lots of hard work to get out!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Yick! So sorry, Madison!

Gus and Waldo

The Devil Dog said...

Yukky! How gross. We are glad we don't have those things here! You must thank your mom for combing you so well and taking care of you. She obviously loves you lot.



Oh, we can relate. However, the evilest of them all are sandspurs. They can stop you in your tracks.

Essex & Deacon

Maggie and Mitch said...

We call those weckies and mom hates them too! A slicker brush works great!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Stanley said...

Sweet Madison!

BUmmer about those green hitchhikers! I'm glad your mama got them all out and that you are sporting a jet black beard once again!

Tell your mama we wish her very well on her new venture, and also thank her VERY MUCH for that bootiful photo of your puppy butt a couple of posts back!

Goober love,

Charity, Gary, Katie and Louie said...

We hate those things too!!! Glad your mom got them all out.

Love and Licks,
Katie and Louie the Newfs

Charity, Gary, Katie and Louie said...

We just nominated your fabulous blog for the "Paw"some Blog Award. See details on our blog.

Love and Licks,
Katie and Louie the Newfs


Madison, we left you an award on our site. Looks like you are racking up some awards now.

Essex & Deacon

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We hate those things too!! Glad your huMom got them out for you.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Anonymous said...

Hi Madison! Those things sure are yucky. When something gets caught in my fur, sometimes I just sit down and won't move till my mom or dad gets it out.

See ya!

musings on a giant schnauzer in a little MEDIUM LARGE package