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How to give your cat a pill

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1. Grasp cat firmly in your arms.  Cradle its head on your elbow, just as if you were giving a baby a bottle.  Coo confidently, "That's a nice kitty."  Drop the pill in its mouth.

2. Retrieve cat from top of lamp, and pill from under sofa.

3. Follow same procedures as in 1, but hold cat's front paws down with left hand and back paws down with elbow of right arm.  Poke pill into its mouth with right forefinger.

4. Retrieve cat from under bed. Get new pill from bottle. (Resist impulse to get new cat.)

5. Again Proceed as in 1, except when you have cat in firmly cradled bottle-feeding position, sit n edge of chair, fold you torso over cat, bring your right hand over your left elbow, open cat's mouth by lifting the upper jaw and pop pill in quickly! Since your head is down by your knees, you won't be able to see what you are doing. That's just as well.

6. Leave cat hanging on drapes. Leave pill in your hair.

7. If you are a woman, have a good cry. If you are a man, have a good cry.

8. Now pull yourself together.  Who's the boss here anyway? Retrieve cat and pill. Assuming position 1, say sternly, "Who's the boss here, anyway?"  Open cat's mouth, take pill, and ....ooops!

9. This isn't working, is it? Collapse and think.  Aha!  Those flashing claws are causing the chaos.

10. Crawl to the linen closet. Drag back a large beach towel. Spread on floor.

11. Retrieve cat from kitchen counter and cat from potted plant.

12. Spread cat on towel with its head over long edge.

13. Flatten cats front and back legs over its stomach. (Resist impulse to flatten cat.)

14. Roll cat in towel. Work fast; time and tabbies wait for no man - or woman!

15. Resume position 1. Rotate your left hand to cat's head. Press its mouth at the jaw hinges like opening the petals of a snapdragon.

16. Drop pill into cat's mouth and poke gently.  Voila!  It's done!

17. Vacuum up loose fur (cat's). Apply bandages to wounds (yours).

18. Take 2 aspirin and lie down.

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