Bonnie loved to go camping.
Bonnie seemed to enjoy a hike better, but was certainly okay with camping as well. She loved being around a group of us. Bonnie didn’t seem to mind sleeping in the tent. When Charles Oropallo and Susan Oropallo took Bonnie camping they kept Bonnie on her leash. Bonnie otherwise wanted to run off and explore everything!
Camping is another activity that presented the hazard of ticks for Bonnie. Of course, the tick hazard is one for us humans as well! This is a photo of a sign Charles Oropallo saw on a hike with Bonnie. It points out information about adult deer ticks and adult dog ticks.
More info on New England area ticks
In the New England area, deer ticks represent a problem regarding their transmission of Lyme disease. According to the sign, the nymphal ticks are active in our area from about May through July. They are mostly responsible for human contraction of Lyme disease. The adult ticks are also able to transmit infection. They are most active from October through December and in April through June.
In Maine, which is just a little northeast of Peterborough, NH where Bonnie resides, it is said that the dog ticks do not usually transmit Lyme disease. I’m not certain I’d want to take that chance though. The dog ticks in that area abound from about April through August in northern New England. It’s most probably best to check yourself and pets for ticks after every outing.
Protecting Bonnie from ticks
Bonnie was very fortunate to have been taking medication each month to make her very unattractive to ticks. When ticks did come in contact with her they usually got off her fairly quickly. We know this because after taking Bonnie out or through he woods it was not uncommon for Charles or Susan to find a tick on themselves right away after holding Bonnie.