Showing posts from October, 2008


Starts Saturday!!!! Yea!!! We will see how it goes. I am a NaNoWriMo virgin. So, hopefully I will make it through!

Other than that, nothing much is going on. I am still working on my long reading list, taking an independent study, and hoping my students stay awake for our Early English literature course every Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

I hope someone out there is having an exciting life! Mine is too hectic.

Very troubling...: My Frontline Flea/Tick NON-Repellant Woes

For the second month in a row, my almost 13-year-old dog has been fighting (along with my help, of course) a flea problem. It isn't completely out of hand yet, but I am getting really frustrated.

Every month, for twelve years, we have been putting Frontline on Casey. It has always worked wonderfully and he has never had fleas. If a tick got on him, it died immediately.

However, starting back in August, I noticed flea dirt and fleas on poor Casey. I had just applied the Frontline two days earlier and was appalled when the vet told me it should have already killed the fleas. So, I ran to the drug store and bought some flea shampoo because I could not apply another dose of Frontline for three more weeks (the vet said I could do it every three weeks if necessary). The shampoo worked well and he seemed to do okay.

So, last Sunday, I administered another dose of Frontline (the third week). Tonight (not even one full week later) his legs are covered in flea dirt and there are fleas.
I used …