There are good reasons for always petting our labs. SU was petting Abby & felt a bump on her neck. On closer inspection turns out it was a tick. It is the middle of November. Geez. But this crazy weather, 35 one day & 60 the next. They are due for their Frontline so SU has to pick it up at the vet's tomorrow. I hate those things. I usually don't use it in the winter but if the weather stays mild like this, they will get it until it is zero.
Glad you found it. We don't get ticks.