Of Fleas and Sin

As the weather has gotten warmer, the dog’s old arch nemesis has begun to appear: the flea! Fleas make me seriously crazy. I hate them! I hate them for what they do to the dog. And they can bite me, too.

So I fly into action. Fighting fleas is an all-out, ongoing battle for me, one of regular, consistent effort. I start by immersing my bewildered (and not too thrilled) puppy in warm, soapy water. Immediately there’s a small victory: one or more fleas float off into the water. soapy water

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Hurray! But that’s just one skirmish. Continue reading