Well I got to the vet with said cat (cuz it was time for his yearly checkup) and they removed yet another tick from his furry body. His fur is quite dense, so can't see them easily, until they get bloated and fall off.
WARNING, GROSS PIC!
Here's what a bloated one looks like, ewwww...... don't mistake it for a blueberry or a grape.
and flipped over:
Isn't it just fascinating?......YUCK!