I just got a tick off of Elli, and then cleaned up one of the dogs’ barf.

I think I’m pretty maxed out on the Animal Yuck Factor today.

Thank God for Google. I got instructions on how to get the tick off safely with no matches, vaseline, or alcohol.  The only thing I did use was a paper towel, but only because I didn’t want to touch the nasty, parasitic (literally!), engorged asshole. Only took about 10 seconds and it fell right off.