In the first week Momma cut the tiny pink pills in half and started with just that every 24hrs. It was like a miracle, she stopped flicking and twitching within about 20minutes. Her back stopped rolling and the Hoomans could go right up to her anywhere in the house and stroke her - not just on her preferred safe places of the en-suite, the wash bin in the main bathroom, the windowsill in the main bedroom and the worktop in the kitchen. For the first week, she lay more on Momma in the evenings and was less fazed if we approached her from the back to whakk her!
The tiny little tablet just slipped down her throat so easily, it was a doddle in the morning time before breakfast. One breakfast, Momma had left for a show very early and forgotten to give her the pink pill, so she text ManSlave who said he would do it. At midday there was a text back saying he had tried really hard to give her the tiny 5mm across pink pill and Lillibet had clamped her mouth shut and began to growl. Nothing he could do seemed to make her open it. With the pill disintegrating in his fingers he tried to wipe it on gums and she hit the kitchen roof then ran around the house as though she had been poisoned, foaming at the mouth and hiding under the lounge chair where she stayed until Momma got home.. He stood bewildered with a pink mush in between his thumb and forefinger shaking his head. He had seen Momma and Lillibet do this for a whole week with no trouble. Finally, Momma came home and ManSlave said that Lillibet had become agitated after their trial at lunch time, so Momma got out a new pink pill and sat Lillibet on the work top, kissed her head, said 'Open Sesame' and she opened her mouth and Momma popped the pill to the back of her throat and it was gone with a stroke of her neck. ManSlave stared in amazement. "That's exactly what I did" he exasperated. But we all know for certain, because we watched him, that he didn't kiss her on the head nor say the magic words!
After that fiasco, Momma and Lillibet have devised a way to administer a pill by crushing it on the worktop and pouring a little vitamin paste over the top of it and down the hatch it goes. She now waits patiently twice a day now for her magic pink pills. It had to be twice a day as she was inappropriately piddling on things and getting agitated at simple things. After a week of two halves, she is now socialising with us and hanging out watching Little Lord Darnley playing on the landing with only a slight growl and will come and sit on the windowsill in the bedroom even when one of us is sat there too or even falling asleep on the main bed. Quite an improvement.
Yesterday, she had found a feather outside and even said that Ikon could play with it and touch it whilst she had it. Momma watched in sheer amazement. Ikon was a little nervous of her magic whakking paw and stayed just out of reach. Smart lad. Lillibet carried on and even mixed with us watching bees in the wild geraniums. Tyga touched her by accident and she didn't do anything but moved away instead of the usual high jump in the air and a screaming growing frenzy. It was quite a scene to see and one that Momma shall report to Vet marina when Darnley goes in for his Vaccination next week.
That's all folks from your loyal Queen Vee. Enjoy the heat and suncream those ear tips! =^..^=