about them gives me the willies!!! When I had a dog he only ever got one tick we knew of, he wasn't very prone to them because of his thick coat (3/4 Siberian Husky, 1/4 Malamute - think supersized husky) The one time was when he had just come inside and he dropped a bloated tick on our dinning room floor. All purpley-red and about the size of a dime.
nasty. nasty. nasty. *shudder*
I saw a little red tick on the outside of our window once too and kinda freaked
even though it was OUTSIDE. I don't generally mind bugs, even spiders I can handle most the time, but ticks, I just can't stand the things
We have deer ticks around here too, though I've never seen them myself. I try not to think about it too much... but then again you I to remember to check my legs after tromping through the woods or tall grass