It turns out that in a dark room a bug crawling on my screen is silhouetted by the back lighting, making for a perfect little optical illusion. I had a good laugh over it, though it still freaks me out that a tick randomly showed up in my office. Soolin hasn’t been with me at the office for several days because of the weather so it seems likely it came from somewhere else.
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That it was a tick is the worst thing. I have heard a lot of people say that the lack of winter is making this a very bad tick season. I had to yank one of off Stan the other day, and found one crawling on my arm the same day.
I have yet to find one on me or Soolin this season, but to be honest I am beginning to conclude that it’s functionally impossible to find the lyme’s carrying ticks underneath Soolin’s impenetrable fur coat ;-(
I inspect her every night at bedtime, consistently, all the same, but the lyme’s carrying ticks are so small, and her coat is so dense, I have no faith that I would notice if she had even a dozen of them on her.