and happy to say it worked perfectly. The little monsters are out in full force now, and it's not unusual to find several after a day in the field.
Hope your dogs areall under the influence of Advantix, or Frontline or a reasonable facsimile.
So here's the removal formula...much be than the tweezer system. Please don't knock it until you've tried it, because it has worked for me and a couple other friends that gave me the simple plan.
Apply a big glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.