Emma brought home 2 ticks, while Kona contributed a whopping 7 (probably not the final count). Somehow Sophie and Myles, who spent quite a bit of time sitting in the grass, had none.
After learning more than I would have liked about ticks yesterday afternoon, I can now identify a deer tick verses a dog tick, tell you which ones are males and which are females, tell you that dog ticks are what we encountered yesterday and that they do not carry lyme disease, but can spread Rocky Mt Spotted Fever, and that the 9 we found had not fed yet. Although we gave Kona an at home hair cut/shave, I would not be surprised to find more in the next 24 hrs when they start to feed.
As an aside, I love my Kool Ties neck cooling bandanna!
I soaked it Friday night and it is still cold today, Sunday.
Here's to another day of tick hunting.