It's probably not news to anyone here that I've been doctoring sick cats for months, ever since I adopted them from a local no-kill shelter. We've had our ups and downs, and our crises, and it's been a learning process for all concerned -- particularly me. For example, I now know that a cat's mouth has a schizophrenic personality. When the mouth gets something into it that the cat wants, the mouth becomes a vise. When it gets something in it that you want, like medicine, the cat's mouth becomes a sieve and you end up with more medicine on you than in the cat. I also think the cats have gotten together and decided to have an ongoing contest to see which one can retain a pill under the tongue for the longest period of time while I clamp their jaws shut, and then spit it the furthest. I've lost track of the times I've seen a pill fly through the air, propelled by a thrust of a cat's tongue, nearly clipping my ear on its way to a crash landing. |
The good news is that, for now at least, all felines seem to be holding their own. Let's hope things stay that way.