The week started so well, but it’s ended on a stressful note. Cali, my little black cat, isn’t feeling well, so she had to make her first trip to the vet yesterday.
There’s nothing major wrong with her, but she does need to be given some medications, and that is not going well.
In fact, it’s going so poorly that I kinda had a little breakdown last night and then spent the entire day thinking that Cali hates me. Things are a little better tonight, but there is definitely still some tension and anxiety at The Cat House on the Hill.
As I am typing this, Cali just jumped up into my lap and is purring like mad. This is making me feel much better. This unexpected bonding moment is lowering stress levels and allowing me to smile.
Still, I’m going to be a little distracted in the Think Tank tonight. You guys can keep the Deep Thoughts flowing without me. You know the drill by now.
This week’s topic: Who’s got some tips on how to give a feisty black cat her antibiotics by mouth and get the ear drops where they belong? Anything will help at this point!
Last night was an absolute disaster, Modern Philosophers. I’m not too manly to admit that I broke down and cried not only because I couldn’t give Cali the meds she needed to feel better, but because I also feared I’d terrorized her by trying to force her to swallow the pill.
I honestly thought she was going to break her neck as he flailed and squirmed to get out of my lap and avoid swallowing it.
She never did take the pill despite my clamping her mouth closed with it in her mouth. She always ended up spitting it out, and then running off in fear like I was the worst Kitty Daddy in the world.
After several frantic calls to the vet, it was decided that I would give up on the pill for the night and bring Cali in tomorrow morning so the techs could do it.
I managed to get the ear drops in, but didn’t even try the antibiotics.
The vet stressed the antibiotics were very important, so I focused on those this morning. I was able to get most of them into her mouth, and she only spit out a tiny bit on my leg.
The ear drops were not even attempted.
She seems calmer tonight, so I might try to sneak in the ear drops later when she’s on my lap or next to me on the couch.
The vet techs are supposed to show me easier ways to administer the meds when I go there tomorrow, but I’m not looking forward to a week’s worth of battling my sweet, loving little black cat.
So, any tips would be greatly appreciated. Also, if any of you would like to stay at The House on the Hill this week and help me with medicine time, my door is open.
Finally, thank you to the friend who called this morning and let me vent and whine to her while she quietly listened. Well, we did fight a little like we always do, but she was very sweet and I really needed that.
Look at how cute Cali is!
Happy Friday, Modern Philosophers!