Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No donga-bashing today

Donga-bashing ----- probably never heard of it have you????

It is one of Mom's weird Aussie words - to go 'donga-bashing' means to go crashing hiking through the bush (shrubby areas - usually where there are no paths or only little used dirt paths.)  We guess it is the same as "getting off the beaten path".  Either way - Mom says we can't do it anymore - so not fair!

You know why - cause of those darn ticks - they are really starting to 'tick' me off! Dad woke Mom up the other night (1.30 am in the morning actually) and said he felt something crawling on his back. Mom turned on the light and sure enough - there was a  tick crawling on Dad. (We had been to the park that day) At least it hadn't bitten him like one did Mom. That meant changing the sheets, checking all over and a very restless sleep because Mom says the mind plays funny tricks and makes you think are are feeling creep crawlies on you even when there isn't anything. Hmmm didn't bother us at all !!!

So now we have to stick to the paved paths - I wonder if the ticks know they are not supposed to be on there???


  1. No they don't guys cos we are still finding the little bloodsuckers all over the place...mom has the heebiejeebies!
    stella rose

  2. We haven't found any yet, but we know they are coming...only a matter of time!

  3. Yikes have a terrific tick free Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. oh no! I hate ticks! Luckily we don't get that many bad ones here and it hasn't quite warmed up enough yet for them, but we is going away for a couple of days 'donga bashing' and Mum has brought a special tick picker just in case!
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  5. Yuck !!!! I hate Tics… but I love Tacs.
    So glad Dad didn't get bit.

  6. Pulled a tick off Oreo last night. Yuk! It is hard to escape them this time of year.

  7. Ticks....awful. We're lucky that right in our area it's usually too dry for them. However, one of the former scotties, Carys, used to get them when she walked by the school Ag plot. Now that area has been built up and we haven't had a problem. Just to think that something so small can wreck your walks....totally UNFAIR.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. We can't stand ticks! Mom has walked down to the mailbox to get the mail and found a tick on her shoe! The little buggers are out of control! grrrrrrrrrr

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  9. I am sorry you cant go off the path, but those ticks are scary so it is best to stay away and be safe.

    Loveys Sasha

  10. Oh no! Glad it didn't bite your Pops!

  11. I have not seen any blood suckers yet, but with the rainy wet spring I am sure they are just waiting to latch on. I don't like spiders and snakes and I don't like ticks either.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Same story here, no tall grasses or off the path walks for us either. But those ticks are everywhere!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  13. Wow, I can't believe what a problem this is!! I only had 1 experience ever with a tick and that was plenty for this chick!

  14. I keep hearing about these ticks. I have never had one, nope not in all my 13 years. I must be super lucky because about all MOM and I take it the path less taken, if there is a path at all.

  15. We remember our tic wars. It took Dad several months to figure out how to eradicate those #4@#%#.

    Essex & Sherman

  16. Darn ticks anyway! I found one in my hair last summer when we were in TN after we hiked down to some waterfalls. Was creepy.

  17. We are Aussie and haven't heard of "Donga-bashing"!! But sticking to the paths isn't a bad thing!

    Enjoy your walks.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  18. Ouch!!! Yuck!!!

    My mom always keeps her sharp eyes on me and Mika! She is a freak!

    ~ Eva

  19. Oh boy that's nasty. Not so much of a problem for us, but KC did get one once. Deccy x

  20. Oh we have heard about those nasty ticks!!! We are extra careful ticks because my papa got very sick from a tick bite a few years ago.

    Your pal, Pip


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