Thursday, April 03, 2008

Minor injury

So Curt and I have kinda come up with a system for giving Joey his medicine. Curt picks Joey up and holds him tight and I smear the "good tasting" medicine on Joey's mouth and then he is forced to lick it.
Last night we decided to try a 2-for-1 deal. So one finger I smeared the oral medicine on to smear on his lip and another finger I readied the eye ointment. All went well--just the usual slight struggle that he gives us. Curt was even telling Joey that he was a good boy as he was setting him down.
Then somehow (I didn't actually witness it) Joey stabbed Curt in the lip.

5 Comments:

Blogger Stephanie said...

We use our vet's "taco method" for giving our kitties medicine: Jim picks up the cat with a towel, and then wraps her up tight, likea straight jacket, so her paws are inside & can't move. Keeps the struggling to a minimum, and there are no stabbed lips!

Thursday, April 03, 2008 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

I guess we will have to try the "taco method" next time. Thanks for the tip.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I second the "taco" method. That's how we gave medicine to our cats growing up. Make sure to use a sturdy towel though -- our cats' claws sometimes snuck through our crappy 1970s towels.

Thursday, April 03, 2008 1:06:00 PM  
Anonymous jodie said...

Wha? Stabbed like how?

Sunday, April 06, 2008 1:46:00 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Joey just hooked his nail into Curt's lip.

Monday, April 07, 2008 5:38:00 PM  

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