A couple of nights back, I'd gone up to bed to read before OH came up as usual, with Jasper on his bed next to ours. He was very quiet, but then I heard a lot of smacking of lips. He stood up and gave me a funny look... and he had foam round his mouth and a blob of it on his nose He went downstairs and into the garden and wasn't actively foaming/lip-smacking any more so I fired up my laptop to look up 'symptoms of poisoning' and 'causes of foaming at the mouth'. Meanwhile, OH looked on the carpet round Jasper's bed, and found a wet patch and what I think was a slightly chewed tick. Panic over. Either the tick had attached itself to his lip, or he'd somehow got it in his mouth, it didn't taste good, and he couldn't spit it out easily. Phew!!