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Have you ever tried…

…to medicate seven sick cats? Two of which, in addition to needing antibiotics, also need forced fluids and feeding?

Well, it kind of works like this…

  • get medicine ready
  • get towels ready
  • get firstaid kit ready
  • search for cat #1
  • find cat hiding under bed
  • try to grab cat from under bed
  • watch cat suddenly develop jet assist and VTOL capabilities
  • apply first aid kit to various wounds from cat’s escape
  • find cat hiding under sofa
  • grab cat and drag to appropriate medicating location
  • apply medication
  • find applied medication in left nostril, ear, or under nearby furniture
  • apply medication again
  • remove teeth and claws from sensitive body parts while not releasing cat
  • reposition cat from its location on head to appropriate medicating location
  • force fluids into cat’s mouth
  • clean fluids from arm, chair, floor: note that cat’s mouth is still dry
  • successfully force fluid into cat’s mouth
  • use first aid kit on various claw marks on head, arms, and face while holding on to cat
  • reposition cat from its location on back to appropriate medicating location
  • force “palatable nutrient paste” into cat’s mouth
  • remove “palatable nutrient paste” from eye, elbow, and wall: note that cat has not eaten any food
  • successfully force paste into cat’s mouth
  • attempt to clean cat
  • conclude that cleaning cat is not worth any further scars
  • release cat and apply first aid kit to various wounds
  • search for cat #2…

Yes, being a pet owner is rewarding….

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