Alright first read the last blog from this morning - then come a read this one. You will then see how quickly my day is going from crazy to bad.
My daughter and her friend/ neighbor found a dog roaming the neighborhood. This is not necessarily a bad thing as just last week we found a dog with a tag called the owner and were able to give the dog back to its owner within one hour.
Today not so lucky, no tag, not pretty, not well fed and not watered.
Of course both girls fall in love with this ugly mop and immediately both go running to their mothers begging us to take the animal in. Now I am moving - first off I am moving tomorrow afternoon into my BFF house who is severely allergic to dogs.
This same said friend is going to watch the kids for us tonight as again in reference to the post below I am being grilled tonight. So in respect for my friend I tell my daughter not to touch the dog. That lasts in her brain for maybe an hour.
Next thing I know the dog is running full tilt into my living room. I pick the small lap dog up take him back out side and within minutes start itching!!!
Immediately I drag the kids inside leave water for the dog outside and haul us all in for a family shower.
Next up research where I find more tips:
First, draw a hot bath. The water should be as warm as can be tolerated. For a standard size bathtub, place 1 cup of plain dish detergent, along with 1 cup of lemon extract. The fatty acids in the dish soap, and the limonene from the extract will kill both adult fleas and flea larvae alike.
Soak in the warm water for a half-hour. Be sure to keep the water as hot as is tolerable by reheating it periodically with more hot water. Lather your hair with standard shampoo, and leave the shampoo in your hair for the duration of the bath.
Scrub your skin and hair thoroughly with an abrasive cloth or sponge. Pay special attention to the areas between the toes and the back of the neck. The area of skin and the hairline immediately above the ears should be scrubbed thoroughly, too. After soaking in the tub, you can rinse yourself thoroughly in the shower.
After you get out of the shower, fill a bowl with soapy water and set it nearby. Comb your hair slowly from root to tip using a fine-tooth comb while the hair is still wet. Place any fleas that appear on the comb inside the bowl of soapy water.
Just in case the shower didn't get them all off I will have to do this in the morning before moving into my friends house and thus infecting her and her family with Fleas!!!
Seriously I really didn't need this today~