Looks like the carrier-trick is working, and instead of Cow developing resistance to the trick (which we thought he would), he seems to understand that's how things are going to be and he's relenting/cooperating....OR, I'm just pushing my luck and dreaming?
Never mind.....it's moments that matter. If it doesn't work, we have Plans B, C and D in store.
So, this morning, it was breakfast as usual first.
After everyone had eaten, I first took out the pills all ready in a separate packet. Then, I opened a new can of Fussie Cat and got a food bowl and spoon all ready. Pills, Fussie Cat, bowl and spoon were placed next to carrier.
Very quickly, I caught the Cow and plonked him into the carrier, upright, like yesterday.
There was no hissing.
Without giving him time to think or decide on his next course of action, I opened his jaw and Pill No.1 went in. Rubbed head vigorously to distract, and praised him like crazy, while waiting for the tongue to show so that I know the pill has been swallowed. But the tongue never did show....never mind. Cows may be different from your regular cats.
Stopped the rubbing of the head and waited....all seemed well. No spitting.
Very quickly again, plonked in Pill No.2. Repeated process above.
Bribery in progress...but it's "bersih" bribery (for a good cause). And anyway, it's AFTER the deed has been done, so it isn't even bribery, I think?
Bunny on stand-by for leftovers, if any.
Good boy, Cow.
Confirmed....no pills in carrier.
Er...we also want the same. Can we have?
I don't mind eating medicine, if I can have Fussie Cat after that....
I want, I want!
Now, when is she going to do this again?
I'll just humour her and let her think she's got me fooled...hah!
Okay...everybody gets some Fussie Cat....
Wish me luck for this evening, but believe it or not, I think we might have just found THE way to give a COW a pill!