we are up to EIGHT ticks already this year - that is more than all the years previous to this combined!
ticks are disgusting, sneaky, diseased little buggers... and i hate them. the one pictured above is the female lonestar tick, most recently pulled out of kyra's hair 2 nights ago, after she came upon it while playing with her hair absentmindedly. after which her piercing screams rent the house and caused no small amount of panic. that was only number 7.
i've pulled EIGHT of them off already this year. sheesh!