settlers--old and new
IT IS SOMETIMES SAID THAT IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA THE DOGS have no fleas. This is certainly an exaggeration though they do seem to have very few. Odd, you may say, because fleas are supposed to require nothing for their happiness except the dog himself. Yet here is a creature who has never really learned how to live well in the desert. Perhaps the dryness of the air is too much for him.
On the other hand, the law of compensation works for dogs too, and they are subject to a local annoyance. During the summer months all those near Tucson spend half