24Oct22: “Guess what time it is, Andy!”

Yes, it’s eye drop time for Andy.

I have to use this walking stick, which is roughly five feet / 1,5 meters long to “encourage” Andy to co-operate. (No, not to beat him. Never!)

You see, Andy runs under the guest bed. He thinks he’s hiding in the photo above. LOL!

I sweep under the bed to get Andy to re-enter into the open. Typically, he “hides” under this exercise machine. I place the walking stick on him and am able to capture the little darling. I just press lightly. It does the trick and he doesn’t try to get away. I note that the bedroom door is closed to prevent further escapes and he knows it.

You try to photograph a kitty boy while holding him to put eyedrops in his eyes!

23 thoughts on “24Oct22: “Guess what time it is, Andy!”

  1. After reading your comments, Doug, I am glad that Andy doesn’t make it more difficult to get him medicated. He must know that this is helping him in some way. Please, don’t fall. I have Life Alert at the behest of my father.

  2. I had to give Gus eye drops right after we adopted him so he wasn’t familiar with me. We had him in a small bedroom so it wasn’t too bad (no bed to hide under) but I still had to use a towel to control him.

    • I used to have to use a towel with Andy, too, but this time he’s been pretty compliant without the towel. My only guess is the medication makes him feel good.

    • The main thing for me is he does fuss or resist once I catch him. I don’t have to wrap him in a towel like I used to have to do, and that simplifies the process.

    • I don’t have to get down on my hands and knees to sweep under the bed with the walking stick. Good thing, too, because it would be hard for me to get up again!

        • LOL! Since I live alone, I subscribe to a service that provides devices that allow you to contact them in cases you’ve an emergency so they can get you help. Their commercial on television is a classic and a source of jokes (actually!) that features a fallen senior citizen who’s fallen. “Help! I’ve fallen and can’t get up.” Ironically, the one time I really needed to use the service – when my fistula ruptured, and I was bleeding all over the place! – I managed to get to my phone and call 911, which contacts a dispatcher who sends me ambulances, police, whichever emergency services a person needs in the country.

    • He turns his head when he anticipates the eye drops, and I have to hold his eye open sometimes. He fights the hyperthyroid medicine in the ear a little. All in all, though, none of his resistance is too much to overcome. It doesn’t take long to do.

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