Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Worm

I see a lot of disgusting things at work and it takes a lot to gross me out.

This morning, however, I made a particularly gruesome discovery.  I was out walking Libby and she was doing

I looked down and what did I see?


Libby has worms.

Tapeworms to be specific.

I will spare you sample images. If you're interested, feel free to google.

It was a total freak-out moment and I have literally been shuddering all day.  Thankfully, tapeworms are relatively benign and easily treated.  They occur after the dog swallows an infected flea so I guess it could happen to any dog.  I'm fairly confident that Libby doesn't have fleas but we did a flea bath just in case.

The vet listened to my description, basically threw the medication across the counter like this was totally routine, and I went on my merry way. 

We are now embarking on a mass genocideTapeworm execution. Worm murder.

Wish us luck. 



  1. Oh my! I just checked my Lady Belle afraid of what I may find. She's all clear, though. We get so caught up in the flea/tick mess we don't think about the other, more nausea-inducing things.

  2. Ewwwww!!! Gross, gross, gross. I wish you complete success on your mass genocide/tapeworm murder. I think I might vomit if my dog ever gets any kind of worms. I'm shuddering right along with you. Yuck.

  3. Wow! That is distressing. And also completely mundane. It is actually, both, I'm not trying to be sarcastic or belittling. At least now that it's happened, you odds are you won't have to deal with it again right? Like getting a flat tire? Good luck!

  4. I have a friend that served in the military and she told me about a website that offers special discounts for military families. What I found surprising was that it not only offers discounts through national companies, they had local restaurants and merchants that offered great deals, some were owned by vets. They also had news, some hilarious jokes, information for people interested in joining the military and so much more! Has anyone else seen this sight and have you gone to some of the businesses listed. Please let me know. The website is:


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