ROAR, Fleas and Grumpy Toes

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am thinking of changing our name to 15andscratching- the flea battles continue. I am disappointed in Frontline and from what I have been reading a lot of other people are too: Someone also suggested a dehumidifier, but being that we have central air and that hasn’t helped, I sort of doubt a dehumidifier would.

As most of you know every week I do a ROAR to help a rescue group. This week is a little different, but it will go to a rescue group. Someone I know wanted to get her 2 cats fixed so I am going to give her a ride to the clinic that does it as well as chip in $40 toward the procedure. The clinic is Second Chance in North Brookfield, MA.

We are truly fortunate in Massachusetts that there are so many grants given to organizations for low cost spay/neuter. It is sad that there are still so many homeless cats that are not fixed yet despite all our programs.Our state like many others has license plates that you can pay a little more for so the money goes to different charities. I have been a proud owner of the Massachusetts one for several years: helps :

Hope everyone has a nice day. I am off to get a pedicure with my mom. Neither of us had ever gotten one until my niece’s wedding lasy year and now we are addicted. I wish my niece could go too, but she is working ๐Ÿ™ย  My mom got me some Grumpy Cat nail art so I am going to get a Grumpy on my big toe ( photo tomorrow).



  1. Thank you very very much for coming to see me those times. I had a terrible time returning the visit but here I am! xxoo

  2. Hav fun. And meez finks dat what yous duin’ tu help is wunnewful. Sowwy yous still battlin’ da fleas. Weez fink they awe gettin’ immune tu da stuff in those tweatments.

    Luv ya’


  3. We sure hope you win that flea battle — and soon!

    That’s awesome that you are helping your friend get her kitties fixed. You rock!

    1. Thank you, I always offer to help people get their kitties fixed and I try to spread the word of the importance of it.

  4. Fleas. FLEAS! There outta be a law, or somethin’. You’ve gotta wonder whose idea they were. I mean… WHY? You know? Yeah… unfortunately, you DO know. Sorry ’bout that. We’ve had ’em here, too. Icky.

    Nissy #Niss4Senate – tell the PM, today.

  5. Are you able to get Diatomaceous Earth (food grade)? Those, while a little messy when used indoors, are very effective (and non toxic) in drying out those little critters, including the eggs. What I have found is that Frontline doesn’t work very well when there’s a flea problem to begin with but is pretty good as a preventive. A bath with a no-flea shampoo is a good start to get rid of most, if not all, the fleas on the pet. Just remember to always wet the pet from the neck down and shampoo from the neck down to the tail to keep the fleas from hiding in the ears. The DE is effective on the environment. Good luck!

    1. Thank you, I think we have some for the garden- I will check with my hubby when he comes inside ( he is always in the garden). I will try anything.

  6. We use Advantage for flea protection and are so happy with it. We have used it for so many years now that we have pretty much eradicated all the fleas, even from our yard. It is supposed to be applied every month but now we only put it on the kitties once or twice in the spring and summer. Good luck getting rid of these nasty little parasites. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  7. Saw your picture the other day of your poor feet. What I did while we had a flea issue was to wear socks . Hope your feet heal soon.

    1. I tried socks and I would see fleas on them too so I decided it was easier to get them off my bare feet- what a nightmare.

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