Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Diatomaceous


Diatomaceous

I had never heard of DIATOMACEOUS EARTH until a few days ago. 
It was then that I learned that diatomaceous earth, mixed with “borax”, and with boric acid might be an efficacious antidote to the fleas which frequently plague my cool cats – Ada and Adelaide, and my darling dog – Penne.
Randi, a friend from a neighbouring community, having heard of my “flea problem” gave me a recipe for mixing the three products, and for spreading the mix around my home. She assured me that this would take care of the fleas.
I trust Randi.  She has a lifetime’s record of living with dogs, and training them.
I followed Randi’s recipe, and dusted my home with the mix today.  I am keeping my fingers crossed in favour of success since my beasts have been cruelly afflicted by fleas.
I do not expect that you will care very much about my flea problem.
But I wanted to impress you with the word “diatomaceous”.  Look it up and throw it into conversation someday soon!! 
I’ll let you know if it is or is not a flea killer.

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