It was, of course, quite by accident. I did not start off trying to accomplish this task, but the result was the same, none the less.
The kids came in last Sunday in a panic. They had taken Butterball, our guinea pig, outside and they had found a tick on him.
I went to the Horse tackle box, and grabbed our “official” tick pulling tweezers. Sure enough, there was what appeared to me, an engorged tick.
Have I mentioned my eye sight is getting worse with age. And, I just had a birthday.
So I went to work trying to rid the pig of the tick.
Until I started suspecting it wasn’t a tick.
I asked for a flashlight so that I could get a better look. It wasn’t a tick, and google confirmed, it was a teat.
So yes, I gave my guinea pig a purple nurple. Thanks kids!