Saturday, February 10, 2007

Taking (or Not Taking) Medicine

When Myst first came home from the vet's, he was extra happy (except when chasing me) and was extra loving and almost had a smile on his face, just glad to be home .....

..... UNTIL it became time for him to take his antibiotic pill. The pill was supposed to be delicious (indeed, I wanted to eat it myself). Myst wanted nothing to do with this pill. The vet showed Terry how easy it can be to give a pill to a cat by holding their head, opening their mouth and dropping it in. Terry said it looked real easy.

BUT that was when it was an unexpected first time. Now Myst is wise to this. Terry and Richard tried to give him the pill. Terry held him and Richard dropped the pill in his mouth ... after several unsuccessful tries and being clawed up pretty bad. Yes, now Terry's sore hands were matched by Richard's sore hands.

It was a heck of a lot of fun to watch. I even came out from under the bed to see this action!

2 comments:

Laura ^..^ said...

I'm sure you've heard this before, but in case you haven't...

To keep from getting clawed, wrap Myst in a towel so he can't get his legs out. Of course, this could be a job as well.

Muddy said...

That's a GREAT idea! We will try it! Thanks.