Post 483: “No! I don’t want my medicine!”

I never know. Today was one of those difficult days to catch Andy. He became suspicious the moment I walked toward him, and ran under my computer desk. (The beat up backless chair on the left becomes important later on…!)


Under the desk, Andy has several escape routes, but mostly has the advantage that I have to bend over and reach some distance to catch him there: It can’t happen!

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Couldn’t catch the now-wary cat, so I decided to look at what was new on Facebook. Yes, I know, it’s always the same old stuff: righties bashing lefties, lefties bashing righties, people exposing the most personal details of their lives to total strangers because they haven’t figured out the privacy settings yet or just don’t care, and lots of cat and dog photos among the cute babies.

Besides, Andy’d hopped up on the blue carrier. If I’m stealthy enough, I can sometimes walk right over and grab him!

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So far, looking good for a capture…!

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Oops! The little rascal caught a glimpse of me. Their peripheral vision is greater than ours, you know. Yeah, I know that, too!

Andy hopped off the carrier, ran under the table…!

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This is the single best place to run to avoid capture. Well, under the beds in the guest bedroom are pretty good,too, but the table gambit is a reliable one for a fugitive kitty. Don’t think Andy isn’t well aware of that!

Believe me. I’m not a patient person by nature. You can — I can! — learn from my cats, though. Patience is one thing they “help” me practice with some regularity, particularly Mr. Andrew. So back to my computer I went to look for more cute kitty pictures on Facebook.

Andy wanted his post-medicine “good kitty” treat. He came over to the beat up backless chair I pointed out in the first photo. It’s my old computer chair, something I’d toss if the cats didn’t love to lounge on it! Andy especially likes this chair. He hopped up on it, reminded me about his treats. I ignored him, he stretched out to pout. I let him ponder the mystery of the missing treats a bit, then reached over and grabbed him by the nape.

Victory was mine! Yeah, ha!

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I wrapped Andy in the bath towel. He looked up at me, knowing the next thing to come was icky medicine!

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Of course, I can’t show you how I stick the little syringe full of medicine in his mouth and squirt it because they amputated my extra arm, and I needed the remaining arm not holding Andy to operate the camera. (Just kidding!) The photo shows how he resists by moving his head around and away from the syringe till I finally immobilize him enough to get the job done.

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Here is Andy in his “hell, might as well take it like a good boy” face. And he did. And he got his treats, pronto! Cats can learn from their humans, too: patience!

21 thoughts on “Post 483: “No! I don’t want my medicine!”

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  2. I love that profile of Andy while he is laying on top of the blue carrier.
    Oh boy when I saw those eyes light up in that photo of Andy right after the one of his profile on the blue carrier, I knew you were in trouble.
    Aww yes victory for you, and defeat of kitty all due to the control of his tummy wanting treats.
    Oh boy look at that face waiting for the dreaded medicine.
    So far I a able to get Ali’s steriod pills crushed up and hidden in a small ant of her wet cat food and she gobbles it up.
    She has three more days of twice a day and then one every other day for two weeks.
    She is on lysine for the rest of her life.
    It is easy to open the capsule and pour the powder into her wet food and hide.
    She gobbles it right up too and I am seeing such an improvement in her eating since she started lysine.
    You and the boys have a good day.

    • That’s good news about Ali! When a cat’s off its food, you have one sick kitty. You’ve truly gone through a lot this year with health issues for everyone in the home. Believe me, I said a lot of prayers for all of you!

  3. This is why we struggle even with two people depending on the meds… Nubes most hated is her mouth wash 🙁 makes her treats taste awful afterwards so usually it ends up in the face for one of us 🙂

    • I can help but cave in to Andy’s cuteness in the end! Of course, I like it better when I can have his medicine given first thing in the morning and with a minimum of fuss! (I wish I had the extra arm…!)

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