A “FLEA-ting” Glimpse

Ever wondered what it is like to be a flea? Well, it’s your lucky day! Today I’m going to walk you through a day in the life of us fleas and how those veterinarians at Morinville Vet Clinic like to thwart us.

We start out as microscopic eggs on the skin of animals. Nothing too exciting happens here. The fun actually starts once we hatch! We are so hungry that we need to feast, and feast we do. The only thing that piques our interest is blood; tasty, red, delicious blood.  Our saliva causes some animals to have an allergic reaction and they break out in red itchy rashes! Mwahah… We are also pretty good at hiding in fur until these hosts start scratching at us. What else are we going to do but jump up and stage a coup? Right? I mean there we are, having dinner and we are so rudely interrupted! These dogs really seem to want us gone… and go we do, maybe another dog will treat us with more respect!

A trip to the dog park is especially  fun because we get out of the house and try to find a whole bunch of new places to eat! I have a personal preference for Siberian Husky. There’s just something about that thick fur that makes me so happy! I can hide there for a while without being disturbed! I never pass up a Husky. Oh wait just one minute, there goes one now.  And I’m off; quite literally! Tee hee. I always find the best places to hang out are right around the neck! Lots of skin to set up shop there.

Anyways, trouble always begins when we been discovered… humans bring their animal to the Morinville Vet clinic because apparently we gross everyone out. I heard from my cousin’s best friend’s mom that this one time, her uncle was just chilling, enjoying some dinner and BAM! A comb abducted him from his furry home and then he was put on a cold smooth glass surface. To add insult to injury, a very bright light was turned on and he was instantly blinded! And my cousin’s best friend’s mom never heard from her uncle again. Come to think of it, I haven’t heard from my cousin or her best friend in a while either! Ah well, where was I?

My first bite is always the best one! So tasty and delicious. Hold on, what’s this unfamiliar taste?  After seeing the vet, somehow my dinner tastes awful. REVOLUTION?! This stuff hits me instantly, right when I start to chow down! Oh man, I think I may have overdone it a tad, I’m feeling a bit woozy! Too… much… supper? Nope, that’s not it. I feel faint… unable to continue… looks like the vets at Morinville have fooled me and my family again!  If you want to keep our offspring away from your delicious doggie this summer, be sure to see the fine folks at Morinville Vet. Boy do they have their ways!

Written by Krystle Hill, AHT