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!
Poor Andy! It appears that he has been outsmarted
A routine is beginning to merge, and it involves less fuss and stress on both of us!
Poor Andy, I can imagine… But sure at the end the winner is dear Doug, there is no way to escape… Love to you both, nia
He’s getting more comfortable with the routine, fortunately.
Glad you found a way to catch him. 🙂
Me, too. There are lots of better places to hide from me in other parts of the place.
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.
Awww. It would be nice if we could explain medicine to them, but our cats have always questioned our rationale …
I’ve often felt that way, too!
I love the Andy’s little tail sticking out from under the bed! Kitties forget just because they can’t see us, it doesn’t mean we can’t see them! 🙂
It’s a charming quality about kittie!
Mr Andy thinks he is in hiding, but his gorgeous tail gives him away.
He’s always hidden there in that way. Makes me laugh!
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.
I confess that I anticipated above:
I meant your human Doug is sweeping you away! Shocking! 🙂 🙂
The crawling wll be later!!! 🙂
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.
Dear Andy could you take a photo of your human Doug crawling under the bed ?? Thanks !! 🙂
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!
I understand totally.
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.
I was going to ask how compliant he was, but that last photo says it all!
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.