This morning while petting Indi, I removed a speck of dirt. But suspicious of said speck of dirt due to tiny movements, I took a closer look. A tick. The tiniest damn tick I've ever seen!
Here's the tick next to a bobby pin for comparison and a close-up shot.
Unfortunately most ticks don't come with "dog tick" or "deer tick" labels that are clearly visible, so in my book, they're all bad.
Damn ticks. Now I have the heebie jeebies.