Friends and Kitties!
Sheebie and Maui here.
You may have read on Facebook that the G'peeps kitty Shadow had a horrible reaction to a combo vaccination. (Never again!) After two-plus weeks, steroids, antibiotics, and several vet visits, Shadow is starting to feel better. At one point Shadow quit eating and my folks had to force-feed her which was harder on them than her, I think. It's been a long haul for all parties involved, and I've been on the phone daily with with my parents with support and advice.
My Dad was curious about my pilling skillz, so Scott grabbed the camera, I grabbed Maui (I was napping, Woman!) and we staged a Re-enactment:
I place Maui in my lap, grasping his skull and pinching the corners of his mouth.
Mommy rassels me to the ground. After a mighty battle, her infinite mass overwhelms my wrigglyness, and she squeezes my head in a vice-like Grip of Death.
I apply gentle pressure to Maui's lower jaw...
Powerless to resist, the torture begins...
...gently opening his mouth.
...oh no No NO NO NOOOOOOOO!!!!!
I quickly toss the pill straight down his gullet, bypassing his tongue if possible.
This may take more than one try.
For Cod's sake woman! Just how inept are you!? Get the darn thing down!
If you keep your finger in between the fangs you won't get bitten.
Finally, I praise him.
GEROFF! Let me go...and get yer grimy meathook outta my eye!
Now, I admit, Maui has a huge maw and he gets a pill daily so we're both pros at this...some of the other Kats around here require two stoutly clothed people, towels, and preternatural speed to accomplish a successful pilling.
Everybody and everykitty, all of us at The Lounge want to thank you for purring and praying for our cousin Shadow--she's out of the weeds but she still has a way to go before she's back to her regular sassy self. Mommy will keep you updated on her recovery. Right now she's eating on her own, using the box, grooming, and asking for luvvins--and sleeping a lot, which is to be expected.
It's been a week, folks...here's to a better one!
XX Sheebie and
the Victim Maui) XX