Andy’s a little sweetie, but yesterday he was a pill. When it came time for his medication, he hid in the one spot in the apartment that he has the best chance of avoiding me. New policy: Close my bedroom door after I get up from bed!
Andy got me up at 10:30 pm before this, so it was a long day. After dialysis, I fixed us both lunch, sat down to watch a little television. I fell asleep, bone tired from the early wake-up call and dialysis, so when I woke up at 4:30, I realized I’d slept through the second time – 3:00 pm – I give Andy his second dose of medications.
Andy! Andy! Andy!
Andy is a smart little guy, and medicating him can prove a challenge.
As smart as Mr Andy is, I wish you lots of luck with his meds, Doug.
I’ve mostly had good results. He’s been pretty good any time I’ve been able to catch him. I’ve caught him all but three times since this started.
He really is good, then, and so are you.
Andy is a clever boy.
Much more than I sometimes anticipate!
Your adventure with Andy, Doug, confirm my comment at your previous post! 🙂
I think he does understand that you are helping him though, Doug. But waking you up like that is a bummer!
Yes, he does seem to wake me up at unhappy times of the night! I hope he eventually realizes the medicine is better than no medicine.
Me too, maybe Andy should be locked out of the room.
We’re slowly get a routine down, one that minimizes hassles for us both. For example, he takes an afternoon nap in the wash basin in the guest bedroom bathroom. Yesterday, I was able to put eye drops in his eyes without having to even take him out of the wash basin! Saved loots of stress on both of us.
Wow, I am glad that you found this routine, Doug! Less stress makes no mess haha. Maybe someday I will be in your state and stop by to meet you guys. 👍🏻😂
Andy is a smart cat! The kitties are pretty good at figuring out how to foil the humans. 🙂
It’s only a short time till he remembers his best bet is to get under the computer desk or the dining room table… Those are very difficult places to catch him.
Clever Andy! Cats are resourceful when it comes to getting their way!
That’s a fact!
Medicating most cats is a challenge. I have one I cannot pill (and I’m pretty good at it). Ever since I adopted her, no vet could look at her teeth. She 8 lbs. of wiggly when she wants to be. She can send Andy some training videos on how to avoid meds completely.
His specialty is getting into places I can’t access!
I have to consider how many times he can miss medications without harming himself. That is the stressful part of this for me.