For those of you who are not familiar with our dry warm climate, I think I need to tell you that fleas are a fact of life down here. You can pretty well say that if you have a pet you WILL have fleas somewhere, sometime and much more often than anyone would like. The problem is that it doesn't get cold enough in the winter to kill them off and since we get no rain in the summer (actually for about five months) they don't drown either! I think most British readers would be shocked to admit they had fleas in their house. Fortunately Bailey is now just about flea-free. One dab of Advantage or Frontline to the back of the neck and they are taken care of for about a month. Bailey, an indoor only cat at that, is much happier and less antsy than he was two nights ago and so am I!! I will treat the window thresholds and we should be fine. I must say it was a rude awakening. We've always had indoor/outdoor cats before, and fleas were a fact of life. I didn't think of Bailey's attachment to the sliding glass doors being a problem. In addition to which we have barely had half our annual rainfall so it is drier than usual. And guess what!...I got the last packet of Advantage at the vets. I guess it is a bad year for fleas.
Another Art Miniature:
STOP PRESS: No tree rats last night either. I changed the kind of seed.