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HOW TO GIVE A CAT A PILL

  1. Pick up the cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

  2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

  3. Retrieve cat from bedroom and throw away soggy pill.

  4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

  5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call partner in from garden.

  6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and
    rear paws. Ignore growls emitted by cat. Get partner to hold cat’s head
    firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down
    ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously.

  7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

  8. Wrap cat in a large towel and get partner to lie on cat with cat’s head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of a drinking straw, force cat’s mouth open with pencil and blow down straw.

  9. Check label to make sure pill is not harmful to humans, drink a beer to take away the taste. Apply Band-Aid to partner’s forearm and remove blood from the carpet with soap and water.

  10. Retrieve cat from neighbour’s shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck, so as to leave the head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

  11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check date of last tetanus shot. Apply whisky compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw T-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

  12. Ring fire brigade to retrieve the f***ing cat from tree across the road. Apologise to neighbour who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

  13. Tie the little bastard’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of the dining table. Find heavy pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of raw fish. Be rough about it. Hold head vertical and pour 2 pints of water down cat’s throat to wash down pill.

  14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get partner to drive you to Casualty, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill from your eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order a new table.

  15. Arrange for SPCA to collect the mutant cat from hell and ring local
    pet shop to see whether they have any hamsters.

HOW TO GIVE A DOG A PILL

  1. Wrap it in bacon.

Hy, that was without a doubt the single funniest thing I have ever read on this forum. I was CRYING laughing.

You are hereby inducted into the T-mag Humor Hall of Fame.

Aye. Second.

still laughing

Terrific!

Aaaw shucks.
If only I was clever enough to write this instead of just copying and pasting it.

ROTFLMAO!! That was the single funniest post I’ve ever read here. Whether you wrote it yourself or just cut-and-pasted… it was priceless!

I’m doubled-over laughing, tears streaming down my face, while the cat sits in front of the keyboard staring at me like I’ve completely lost it (I think he may be right).

Little does he know that it’s about time for his meds…

Man, I am so glad I’m allergic to cats.

My former (female) roommate had cats. We had to give them medicine when they were kittens, and I swear to God, this describes it well. Only, by the time we were done, we’d both come out of it with war wounds.

It was horrible. We did all sorts of things to prevent them from scratching or biting us. I’m just glad we didn’t have to do it long. And I’m glad I don’t live with cats anymore.

Ahhh…I love having my own place. My dog is enough of a pain, but I’d rather have a dog than a cat anyday.

Hilarious post!

Just had to share that anytime I needed to give one of my cats a pill, I just shoved as much bread as humanly possible into my mouth and chewed until it was a nasty, disgusting golf ball sized lump of slime. Then I shoved the pill into the middle of it and and plopped it on the floor. I had to keep the non-medicating cat out of the room or they’d fight over the foul thing. Pill gone; body, furniture and sanity intact. But that only works when you’ve got insane kitties to begin with. If left alone with a loaf of bread, they’d devour it, the plastic bag and the twist tie in seconds. Freaks. God, I miss my boys!

Oh, c’mon. This went around the e-mail circle about 6 months ago.

Funny, yes. Original, hardly.

DocT, I never claimed it was original, in fact I already posted this

[quote]If only I was clever enough to write this instead of just copying and pasting it.[/quote].
Things come slow to us antipodeans although we are ahead time wise :slight_smile:

Hyphnz, I wasn’t insulting you for posting it. It was funny 6 months ago, and it’s funny now. I was just amazed that nobody’s seen it before.

No offense, my man.

DocT, no probs. I um’d and ah’d about posting it as I thought all would have seen it. I too am surprised how many haven’t.
Given that, I might have to resurrect the one about owning goldfish, have you seen that one?