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© FarmgirlFare.com, where beagle Bert loves to be chased, but, like most (though not all) of the farm critters he pesters, 15-year-old Big Chip (one of my, ahem, many pet wethers) has no interest whatsoever in chasing a small hyper dog around in circles.
As for why Bert's black spots look a little pale here, it's because he's recently been dusted with food grade diatomaceous earth to help against ticks and fleas. What's interesting is that the dogs and cats like to be dusted. When little Molly Doodlebug is chewing and scratching, a heavy dusting of diatomaceous earth makes her immediately stop and relax. You can read about the many other ways we use this totally natural, wonderful stuff around the farm and garden here.