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Here's the thing about Memorial Day weekend - it's the first long weekend that's warm enough to really enjoy ourselves at the trailer. But the trailer is in the woods of Wisconsin and it's prime tick season. I had read online that the tick season is especially bad this year. Every year I decided upon a threshold of ticks that I can bear and when we reach that threshold, we leave. I decided with a small number this year. 10. Niobe has really long hair this year and when I do find ticks on her, it's usually on her scalp so I didn't want to risk too many.
The other issue this year is that I didn't want to scare her. I didn't want her to feel that there was anything to be frightened of at the trailer. So I had to think hard about how to handle the ticks. I had prepare myself to react mildly if I was to find a tick on her.
The great thing about this Memorial Day weekend is that I only found 3 ticks. D found more, but then he was taking down a dead tree and chopping woods. So my fears and anxiety for nothing. I didn't find a single tick on my beautiful girl. It was a fantastic weekend for many reasons but mostly because tick season hadn't come to a peak in the area.