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Angry Cat Advice for You!

I got married, and I don’t know what to write about anymore.

I’ve read that sentence several times on other blogs, and I’ve sort of rolled my eyes and thought, “Well, I loved what you wrote before, so just keep writing that. Duh.”

But what’s happening now is that I am having trouble tapping into something that I feel passionate about that you might also be interested in. So, I’m working on that. Because I want to write about things I care about, and you want to write about things that interest you.

Well, here’s something that should interest you: creatures with fur. That is, dogs, cats, and other cute critters. And occasionally un-cute critters.

Awesome Friend Kate says that I’m smart and I know things about animals, so I should share them with you. She says I’m a professional and stuff. I suppose I’ve been doing this whole vet thing for over ten years now, so I know a thing or two. Maybe even three things. So here’s my lesson of the evening:

Lesson 1 from Bird-the-veterinary-medicine-experienced-but-not-yet-veterinarian-blogger: How to Medicate an Angry Cat

angry kitten

I do quite a bit of petsitting, and I have a couple of cats who are, simply put, not happy to see me.  Case in point: this weekend I took care of a very pretty cat named Nicole.  Nicole’s owner left a broom by the door so I could use it for self-defense.  I medicated Nicole by putting her meds in her food.  Problem solved!

Okay, but that wasn’t really a helpful answer. Sorry.  Here’s a sneaky way to get meds into a cat who is angry and doesn’t want them.  Also, it helps if the cat is somewhat immobile.

  1. Pet the cat. Cat will probably hiss.
  2. Prepare syringe full of fluid, aim towards cat’s mouth.
  3. Cat will sniff syringe. Allow sniffing.  Once cat becomes suspicious,
  4. pet the cat again.  Cat will hiss.
  5. When cat opens mouth to hiss, empty syringe into mouth.



annoyed cat

What do you want to read about?  When you’re not reading wedding blogs, what information are you looking for?  I realized that I really enjoy reading about other peoples’ relationships, because relationships fascinate me… is that why wedding blogs are so great? It’s a reason to talk about those things? How did you end up here, and why will you (or won’t you) keep coming back? I know that’s kind of a lame question, but it’s no fun writing if you’re not here to read, so if you care at all, tell me what you care about.  In return, you can have cute creature pictures.




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