Finals of both were played today, and we tuned in on the radio for the former, the latter result being announced shortly after kick off, so I know Djokovic beat Anderson in straight sets, 6 – 2, 6 – 2, 7 – 6.
All of us were rooting for Croatia, but it wasn’t to be and France won 4 – 2.
However, we didn’t hear that as we had a major problem here which has taken us almost 4 hours to rectify.
Poor Bud has been itchy and MOH finally decided to give him a brush yesterday having noticed an area on his leg that he’d licked raw due to irritation.
MOH tends to close the stable door after the horse has bolted, and thought treating him with Frontline/flea drops would resolve the problem having found ‘something’ that resembled a tick that he was proud to show us for his efforts.
In short, we treated both dogs with what we had available.
Maggie was frontlined not so long ago, and in her 13½ years, we have only ever caught one flea on her (Hubby saw it hop from the dog next to her in the vet’s surgery when she was a pup) and one tick before it had a chance to burrow when we were living in the cottage.
We immediately did her again, then I went through her fur with a nit comb and was relieved to find nothing.
Shortly after the match started, MOH got down on the floor as Bud was still scratching and drew our attention to his underbelly which was alive. He’s been here a week and has been sleeping on the sofa bed with MOH every night. He has also been in close proximity to Maggie and myself when we’ve gone out in MOH’s car.
Hubby and I went into overdrive.
The bed was stripped, both dogs bathed with flea shampoo in the garden with the hose (it was so hot, it was probably a relief for them actually), and everything treated with us vacating the house while it did its stuff.
Casualties are my new throwover, 2 large bath sheets which had never been used and one new sheet (sigh) all of which are badly marked having had a hot wash at the launderette.
I do not have a lot of bedding so MOH had brought his sleeping bag and a pillow.
I couldn’t find the sleeping bag to spray it and won’t search personal belongings, so he announced that he would sleep ‘au naturelle’ rather than risk putting it back on the bed.
I had an old throwover we use on the bottom of our bed for Maggie in the winter which was clean so gave him that as everything else was still damp on the line.
Items used were 1 container of permethrin, 1 can of flea spray, 1 full bottle dog flea shampoo, and a carton of flea treatment for furniture and fabrics. MOH said he would replace them tomorrow.
We also filled one complete hoover bag an hour after treating the carpets, and will be hiring the Rug Doctor to go right through the house. This we were going to do anyway.
It has therefore been a shitty end to an otherwise pleasant day, even if Croatia lost!