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Monday Mischief – What’s Really “Bugging” Daisy?

on April 16, 2012

Well bug season isn’t wasting any time getting an early start here in the northeast – what can we expect when it hits 90 degrees in April?! Mosquitoes, bees and other creepy crawlies that we shouldn’t be seeing in such quantities yet emerged back in March, and they’re (unfortunately) bigger than ever. We’re also hearing that it’s going to be a record year for ticks – wonderful, just wonderful. 😦 I’ve already been through a bout of Lyme disease, I don’t relish the possibility of going through it again.

So today’s mischief is being played upon Daisy, rather than by Daisy. See, Daisy doesn’t quite see buggies the same way I do. She finds them to be quite fun – it’s like they’re playing a game of Catch Me If You Can as the flying bugs zip past her and the chase is on: bugs buzzing, Daisy snapping at them.

Well this gigantic mosquito decided to tease Daisy from a safe place – the other side of the glass door. He must have observed that big black cat last week and decided it would be safe to taunt her from a fraction of an inch away, as long as there was thick double-pane glass between them!

Hey! What's this thing on my door?!

The mosquito blends in a bit with the concrete behind it, but just look up a bit from Daisy’s nose – see the l-o-n-g legs attached to a thin body?

::Snap snap!:: I'll get you yet!

When snapping didn’t do the trick, nor did it scare the mosquito away, Daisy started trying to lick her way through the glass.

::sigh:: I better stock up on glass cleaner this summer! πŸ˜‰

We’re in the Monday Mischief Blog Hop! Check it out and see what other fun pets have been up to! πŸ˜€

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29 responses to “Monday Mischief – What’s Really “Bugging” Daisy?

  1. 2browndawgs says:

    Nothing like a doggie who is a good bug catcher. Too bad that crummy glass was in the way!
    We have already treated all of our dogs with flea and tick preventative. We have heard that it is going to be a bad season around here too. At the end of last month there was a hunt test in northern Indiana and we heard the ticks were already bad there! In March…

  2. Higgins says:

    That mosquito better be glad that there was glass between you or it would have been history!!!

    ~Higgins

  3. Hi Y’all,

    I think my Human has given up cleaning all the glass doors and windows. I can hardly see in anymore!

    Just hopped over to catch up with your happenings and say hello! Have fun this week and try to avoid gettin’ into mischief!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. Hey Daisy, you need to check out the stuff we use. Mom puts essential oils in a spray bottle with water, or you can put a few drops on a kerchief around your neck. Keeps ticks, mosquito’s and what nots away. Lemongrass oil, lavender, citronella, eucalyptus. You can find the perfect blend for you. Just google it.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thanks for letting us know about this combination of oils. We had looked up “natural flea/tick repellent”, but every site said that the natural repellents were only partially effective. We’re going to try this combination, though, because I don’t like putting chemicals on Daisy.

  5. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    Hey Daisy,

    You make me chuckle!! I don’t get it – you can’t see the Big Black Cat who’s teasing you, but you can see the Mosquito? πŸ™‚

    Isn’t glass art fun? I do some great pictures and then Dad wipes them all off and I have to start again!! Doh!!

    Have fun buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      LOL I have to believe it’s because I wasn’t on Big Blue that I saw that mosquito! But Mom says you really made her laugh with that observation! πŸ˜€ I don’t understand why humans don’t appreciate glass art!

  6. Bassetmomma says:

    That is one huge mosquito! Daisy can keep all the bugs away from you this summer!

  7. Sugar Sima says:

    Woof! Woof! That is a big mosquito … lavender and eucalyptus oil helps for them to move away. Happy Monday Mischief. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

  8. It does seem too early to be battling mosquitoes! Even if Daisy thinks they were created for her personal amusement! You are able to capture the best photographs of her in action! I guess she could be your personal pest control professional–even if you have to clean the glass πŸ™‚ Debra

  9. The Hook says:

    As always… hilarious!

  10. granny1947 says:

    Jasmine eats the bugs she catches.
    What does Daisy do?

    • raisingdaisy says:

      So far she’s only caught one bug, and she ate it too. Totally grossed me out. My last dog used to drown them in nose water – she’d keep bopping them until they drowned in a little nosie puddle! πŸ˜›

  11. barb19 says:

    That’s one big mosquito! I love the photos of Daisy, completely unaware of being photographed because of her intense concentration on the mozzie!

  12. Those pesky mosquitoes ares always causing mischief!

  13. bichonpawz says:

    We have the same problem here in the Northeast…if you are looking for something natural…I use Redicare on the girlz…here is a link to their website: http://keys-soap.com/keysblog/?p=231
    If you order from Jill at http://bichonbash.com all of the proceeds go directly to rescued bichons vet bills.

  14. You are so lucky that you have Daisy to protect you from all foes great and small:) Great photos.

  15. nalasdogdays says:

    Daisy, you could come clean our windows too! And in terms of bugs, I’ve heard of a tick being found already over here, and the last snow is only melting now! So probably will be a really bad season over here too.. 😦

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