Post 2095: “We gotta do it, Andy!”

There’s a hubbub in the north bathroom and it interrupts Dougy’s catnap…again!

I mean, Dougy is really, really, really tired and he has to put up with that!

Yes, it’s kitty medicine time again! Andy puts up a good resistance…

…but I wrestle him closer and closer.

At some point, Andy snuggles against my neck. I pet and talk quietly to him. “We gotta do it, Andy. We gotta do it!”

I slowly maneuver him into the crook of my arm, a position that makes it possible to…

…wrap him…

…in a towel, kitty burrito style, so I can give him his twice-daily medicine. He’s pretty good about this, though he yowls a bit the closer we get to wrapping him in the towel.

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52 thoughts on “Post 2095: “We gotta do it, Andy!”

  1. Hi Doug, I wonder if you have ever tried Pill Pockets by Greenies? Of course it wouldn’t help with liquid meds (I don’t think), but they have been great in getting pills into my cat’s mouth. She also gets a pill twice a day. The pockets are rather large, but they have the texture of Play-Dough. So I just pinch off a piece that is an appropriate size, and wrap it around the pill. They come in a salmon flavor, a chicken flavor, and a new tuna & cheese flavor that I bought but haven’t tried yet. Ziva used to take it as a treat, but now she is more likely to ignore it, so then I just pop it in her mouth & make sure she swallows it. All the best to you, and Andy & Dougy!
    — Pam C.

    • The medicine is in liquid form, so the pill pockets are unnecessary. Supposedly, the liquid is chicken flavored, but Andy hasn’t shown any enthusiasm for it! Of course, the kitty treats he gets afterwards for being a good enough kitty are chicken flavored, too.

      • I hope I don’t ever have to use pills because the kitty boys aren’t predictable in what they eat or when. Eventually they eat what they need, but not on schedule. That would be a complication for medicine time!

    • I need someone to be here taking photos for me. You miss out on the actually delivery of Andy’s least favorite drinks…

    • Those who served in war zones deserve out thanks. My service, while voluntary, was more like a three year vacation abroad in a pretty agreeable post and job in Europe.

  2. I understand the ritual you need to go thru…..I have similar one for MoMo’s pills….but I need to hide it in olive loaf…that dog loves olive loaf…..Kitty needs his meds….kinda like us old farts, huh? LOL chuq

    • Exactly like us! I have one that has a fish oil taste I gag to endure, but I have always had the abilityh to take a handful of pills all at the same time, one swallow. The most I ever had to take at one time: 13! Now, it’s three at once, a day, then one later. Andy has two medicines in the morning, and one later, but that doesn’t make him any happier!

    • Actually, your comment appeared twice, plus the comment about your comment not showing. Others (including me!) have experienced this, so I’m leaving all three of your comments to help others know their comments DO show, just not whetre and when you expect them to.

      I found that if I leave the post, then click on it to open again, I’ll see the comment I just wrote unless the blog owner has their blog set up to require review of the comment first by the blog owner. (This is my guess…!)

      That said, yes, Andy is a very good kitty! He hates his medicine and how I wipe his face with a wet paper towel if any medicine leaks out of his mouth, but knows he’ll get a good kitty boy kitty treat afterwards! (I give him the treat no matter how he behaves, but he rarely is bad!)

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          • I like the look of my WordPress format, but I imagine that’s history if I move. Anyway, I’ll move this “conversation to Facebook like you suggested.

    • When I named the kitty boys during their kitten days, I named Andy after St. Andrew, patron saint of Scotland. His personality is very saint-like, in fact, andf I think of him as my good kitty. (My family has deep roots there.) Dougy, named after me (since Douglas couldn’t be more Scottish, and, again, I wanted a name that reflected the family heritage.), is my problem child and resident comedian cat. Unfortunately, his personality matches mine all too well! LOL! (Plus, his name is a family in joke. I was named after my father, but have a different middle name. Dougy was named after me, but has a different middle name. All my life, people would think I was a junior. “I’ve a different middle name. I AM NOT A JUNIOR! So the in joke in the family is Dougy isn’t a junior. I know, I know: It isn’t that funny!)

    • Thanks! I don’t think “kitty burrito” is original to me, though I came up with it on my own since I love, love, love burritos and Andy wrapped in the towel reminded me of a burrito. LOL!

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