Sunday, March 05, 2006

Too Smart For Her Own Good

Scruffybutt has to take a new medicine now, in addition to the one she already takes for her liver disorder. Unlike the pill she takes now, which is a small tablet that is quartered, this new one is big. A big, orange pill. Well, we don't like that one bit!

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The little pill can easily be hidden in her canned food. The big orange pill? No. That's because the vet prescribed a new canned food for her, and you can't hide a big pill in it because the food breaks apart when you try.

At first, I put the big orange pill inside half a teaspoon of peanut butter. That worked for a little while. Okay, it might have worked twice. After that, since she knew there was something non-peanut-buttery in there, she licked the peanut butter off bit by bit until there was nothing left in the bowl except ... the big orange pill.

Then, I hid the pill inside a dollop of sour cream. She loved that until she figured out there was some unauthorized, un-sour-creamy thing in there. Once again, she licked all around that pill, enjoying the sour cream bit by tiny bit.

Now I'm putting the big orange pill in a small handful of shredded cheddar cheese and squishing the whole thing together into a little cheese ball that she can't lick apart. Yet.

It's just a good thing she's not spoiled, because I have no idea how we'd handle THAT!