August 11th 2012 9:51 am
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Hoo-Cat what a week.
Not bad mind you but, well, challenging.
Back when I was a tiny little kitten. Way long ago. So far back, hmmm, oh, well, maybe 6 months or so, I was given medicine.
Now at that time I was a foster. Fosters have to be nice and take their medicine so they will be adopted. Cat rules and all. Follow the rules.
When I was adopted it was clear that it was time to close that chapter. A new dawn was breaking. A cat should do what a cat should do. That means be a cat. Cats fight medication. That is what cats do. Case closed, next case.
So now HE SAYS I need medicine in my eye. Well who made him boss of all cats? Just because we live here and eat his food does not mean he OWNS us!
Geez-O-Cat! Really! What's up with that?
Anyhow. Then he starts with the drippy in MY EYE! Come on Dood! So we went through the Grab-Me, Wrestle-Me, I jump down, "Oh Buttons", Repeat.
It took a full week or two of reminding him every day until he got the chicken treat, before and after meds I may add, right.
You would think with 6 cats and him being involved with Foster and Rescue he would not need a retraining every Monday morning.
Now he gives a nice juicy treat, I allow him to drippy into my eye, another juicy tasty treat, done deal.
Hooman-Beans. They mean well but geez-o-cat they can be thick.
Mr B with FIV (We need love too)
Ain't it the truth! When I had my nerve problem, I was always good about taking my medicine as long as Mom held the dropper near my mouth and waited for me to open up.
One day she was in a hurry, so she grabbed me by the nape of the neck and tipped my head back until my mouth opened kind of by itself.
The medicine went in, but as soon as she turned loose of my neck, I bit her. Not hard, just enough to let her know she had crossed the line.
Spare the discipline, spoil the human. You have to be firm, and you did good, Mr. B.
Evfurry furmily with kitties could likely write a chapter or a whole book on this subject, MOL!!
It's a never ending job to train the humans!
Training humans is hard work!