Our Cat Is A Forgiving Soul

Not only did we take her to the vet today, but I had to give her a dose of medicine when we got home. And yet, she’s still wanting to hand around near me! Imagine that! Okay, she’s doing her best to avoid me petting her, but she’s hanging around in my room with me, anyway.

Dosing her with the medicine (a liquid steroid for her asthma) was not fun for either of us, but I think I found a way that’s less stressful for us both. If I grab Amelia by the scruff of the neck, she will let me set her on my lap on her back, with her paws up. This would be fantastic for trimming those hard-to-get back claws, too! If I have a helper to actually hold her head still, while still holding the scruff of her neck, I can get the dose down her throat quickly and fairly easily.

The trouble is, all of my helpers are still asleep. Oh well, we can try this again tonight, for her second daily dose.

Meanwhile, here’s a picture of Amelia, looking coy, the little flirt!

I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille!
I’m ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille!