By Thomas Morrone CFP®, CPA
Just about anyone that has a pet that ventures outdoors, even if only to do “their business”, has dealt with ticks. Well Buddy is not immune to these nasty little critters. People are also common victims of ticks as well. All it takes is a hike in the woods, working in the yard, or searching for an errant golf ball. I have my share of memories of noticing a tick walking on my leg or finding one starting to be embedded and getting all creeped out. By the way, most of my tick encounters have come from searching for errant golf balls. Let’s go back to Buddy. Our yard is fenced in and landscaped so he is not out gallivanting in heavily wooded lots chasing rabbits and squirrels. I am sure he would love to be free wheeling and be off leash to wander and sniff at will. That would not be safe for him, so he has grown accustomed to being leashed or in a fenced in area. Even on the leash, he certainly does love going for an adventurous walk around the neighborhood or wherever else we take him.