Thursday, August 20, 2009

Grosser than Gross

What's gross?
Tapeworms.

What's grosser than gross?
Finding bits of dried up tapeworms on your pillow. (FYI: They look like little dried up pieces of rice.) Thanks, Pepper!

What's grosser than grosser than gross?
Having a vet explain that a tapeworm is kind of a like a train and those things you found were like the caboose and end cars of the train coming off.

What's grosser than grosser than grosser than gross?
Having a vet explain that you could eat those little rice-like things and not get a tapeworm. (FYI: The only way to get a tapeworm is to ingest an infected flea.)

What's grosser than grosser than grosser than grosser than gross?
Poor Pepper's probably had said tapeworms the entire time we've had her and we just now figured it out and got her treated to get rid of them.

Yesterday was a gross day! Sorry to share the grossness.

3 comments:

jenleic2008 said...

Oh no! We have been through that with cats. It was so gross but the nasty little segments actually inched around like little inch worms. I locked her in the bathroom until we got the de-wormer in her. Gross!

Kate said...

Gross is right. I'm so thankful we haven't had to deal with that with any of our pets!

Lydee said...

my cats occasionally get tapeworms, in spite of the flea prevention medicine. so i have to occasionally dose them with the worm pill. those things are expensive!!