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run the fuck away

Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).


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run the fuck away
For those unfamiliar, this is Rochester. That is a full-sized laundry basket. He weighs in at around 14 or 15 pounds, and beneath the layer of fluff, this is pretty finely honed muscle.

While any human can overpower him in brute strength, he makes it exceedingly difficult to overpower him while performing complex tasks. Giving him a bath, for example, is an incredible challenge for two people and nigh impossible for one. Giving him a pill? Giving him the two pills required to make any intestinal worms go running for daylight?

Minna and I together were able to get one down his throat by sheer surprise. He didn't know precisely what was going on, just that he wanted none of it. After that though, he was ready to rend gobbets of flesh from our bodies before enduring the experience of swallowing a pill again.

But I've got a useful wife. While blood gushed from my arteries, she broke out the official Crocodile Hunter manuevers. Since she couldn't hold the cat and administer medicine, she dropped to the floor and engaged him in a bout of wrestling. After a moment, she managed to get the Steve Irwin Crocodile Submission hold onto the cat- she sat on his haunches, lifted his head back and pried the jaws open. Pill in, mouth held shut, and a few moments later, the pill was gone into his bowels.

It was dramatic.
  • Heh, I wasn't even thinking of Steve-O when I did it.

    I hope he would have been proud. =)
  • Awww my baby! I remember when he was a rack of bones with poo stuck in his butt fur! Even then he was a sweetie. But then I took him to the vet. And that is probably why he lives with you guys now.
  • He looks so cute, snuggled up in the laundry basket. Looks like he's got his arm up under his chin like a sleeping person. So CUTE!!!

    I can relate though. My cats all need their nails trimmed, but I know if I were to try to do it alone I would look like Freddy Krueger got cut happy on my @ss.
  • I LOLed. Also at Minna's post about the apex predator. Dun dun dunnnnnn :)
  • If theres a next time ... get the pill in and touch his nose ... it's a cat swallow reflex
    • It's incredibly difficult to do that if he's already in the process of spitting the pill out. It takes a lot of force to hold his mouth shut (while he squirms and fights, that is).

      That probably would have helped with Sephie though- she's slippery, but not nearly as strong.
  • That beast!
  • I also have a massive cat that I (and the gf) needed to wrestle with for a few weeks while we gave him his pills. We found that surprising him and wrapping him in a towel negated the claw damage. Once the pill is in the cat's mouth, blow into the cat's face while stroking the neck. The surprise of the burst of air actually forces the cat to swallow.

  • Chloroform is a babysitter's best friend. Check into it.
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