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How to get a cat to take a pill

How to get a cat to take a pill

I have to take a pill for ten days. I have an infection on top of my head. Orange, the cat who lives in the backyard, bit me on top of my head behind my ear. I have three pills left to take.

We are usually only fed dry food. However, my senior staff member, Mrs. Hodges, purchased soft cat food, and has been feeding me a small portion of it. I saw her hide the pill in the food.

She doesn’t know the pill tastes good, and I would have eaten it, even if she had placed it in my dry food. She is my typist. I dictate and she types. So now she knows.

“Pooh, you only have three days left of the medicine. You can still have soft cat food as a treat.”

The last time I had to take the medicine, she shoved the pill in the back of my mouth and then stroked my throat to get me to swallow. I hated that. I really did.

How would you like it if someone shoved something down your throat?

Be nice to your cat and hide the pill in soft cat food. Who knows, your cat might even decide to notice you and sit on your lap.

I take my medicine better when you hide it in soft cat food.

I take my medicine better when it’s hidden in soft cat food.

About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • ZayZay

    Dear Pooh,
    I have read all of your stories. I wish I was a cat. You are so lucky you are a cat. Your stories are really funny! I am a fan! (:
    Zaynab

    • Dearest Zaynab,
      I am sorry I did not see your comment sooner. My typist was busy cleaning litter boxes. We have seven of them.
      I wish you were a cat as well. We could hunt mice together. I know a really good spot in my backyard.
      All the best,
      P.S. How did you get your name? It would be a good name for a cat.

      Love Pooh.

      • shapoopy

        Hi Pooh! You are an awesome cat. What’s the best thing about being a cat? I got this name because my sister calls me ZayZay when my name is actually Zaynab. It would be nice name for a cat right? I knew I was destined to become a cat!!
        Zaynab 🙂

  • kathunsworth

    Pooh sounds like you are on the mend and a bit feisty to boot! I like feisty it means you are getting better.

    • Good Morning Kath,
      It is always a pleasure to hear from you.
      My comment system was down for a few day. Please forgive my delay in replying. Disqus must have been taking a nap in a sunbeam.
      All the best,
      Love Pooh

  • La McCoy

    Hi Pooh,
    I would like a bit of soft cat food too!
    Glad you feel better!
    Edelweiss

    • My dearest Edelweiss,
      Thank you for much for your kind note.
      I am on the mend.
      All the best,
      love Pooh