Dogs with an s? Jelly Bean has a playmate now?
Not to disrupt this thread, but I don't think Seizan or Sumako will mind the question.
Seizan, I'm sympathetic re the tick business and worried. I don't remember which Advantix I used once for my loved shelter corgi, Pacco (means package in italian), but it did stop his flea problem... in case it is available there.
How I miss him, as well as my other dogs of the past.
As long as I'm typing away in a sentimental mood, I'll add that the avatar for my old username, ossobuco, is a photo of Pacco and Sally. Sally, dog of Albuquerque extraordinaire. Two posters who became mates, Dys and Diane, adopted Sally. Dys (Bob Wells) died in 2011. Sally is still here with Diane, and me as a sidekick. Sally, totally wonderful dog.