Friday, April 15, 2011

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I learned many years ago, it is not an easy task to medicate an animal. Who's great idea was it to shove a pill down an animal's throat with your finger? I am not sure I want to know the answer!

With a bit of inventiveness, I have improved this technique and enjoyed 100% success in getting any pill down the smallest of gullets by simply surrounding it with peanut butter and placing it on a spoon. This incredibly sticky substance adheres nicely to the pill; unlike a slice of cheese or chunk of hotdog. Every one of my dogs have loved the peanutty treat and come running when I take out the jar and spoon.

Since Murphy’s leg injury, he has been receiving 3 different medicines a day. With each administration, I push the required pill into a spoonful of peanut butter. Murphy then licks the yummy treat from the spoon and the pill sneaks in unnoticed! Success!

I was not my usual cheery self this morining; as a result of unsettled stomach, I hadn't slept well. I felt as if I was surrounded by a fog.  To soothe the soarness of my stomach, I decided on a glass of chocolate milk (a excellent remedy for nearly anything) So, after feeding and medicating Murf, I poured the milk, spooned the Quik into a glass, stirred and drank.

Ah, the morning was getting better already. Yes, things were just fine until I noticed, while washing the morning dishes, there was only one spoon in the sink.

20 comments:

snapshots2011 said...

Lovely! Perfect texture for the flowers!

Sarah P. said...

Love the texture and the beautiful purple flowers.

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

Beautiful!

Jennifer Thompson said...

hehe,Did your unsettled stomach return when you realized what you did?
Fantastic texture, I really like this one!

Catherine said...

That's funny! My doggies love peanut butter (we also medicate with the stuff)--and I love Quik. But I'm pretty sure the two have not mixed here! LOL

The flowers are lovely!

Karli said...

Oh my goodness, the COLORS!! Love love LOVE! ♥

Melinda said...

Hahahaha! I used peanut butter with my Murphy too- if I ever did what you did, I never knew (probably better that way).
And your photo is beautiful, BTW! Did you take it while you were still in the fog?

Melissa said...

This is just beautiful! What did you think when you realized you used one spoon?? :) Hope your belly is feeling better!

Jennifer said...

Loved the story but sorry about your luck! LOL

LOVE this shot! Pilling my dog has always been easy. I've always done the peanut butter thing too with great success. :)

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Lovely composition and texture.

Gretchen said...

LOL! Hope today is better for you! Love this picture... and your processing! GORGEOUS!!

EG Wow said...

I hope you and Murphy are feeling better very soon! The blossoms are such a pretty shade of pink.

Janet said...

dog germs are made to be shared :-) Love your flower picture!!!

Chelsea said...

Oh, I love it!! Made me smile! It's funny, once we moved out to the east coast, both our dogs have been bitten by a tick carrying lyme disease. Fortunately, they didn't come down with any symptoms, and we were able to treat it early with meds. However, one month of pills twice a day was enough for our lab to have an aversion to peanut butter!! ;)

Kelly said...

oh no! that is pretty funny though.
hope you are feeling better.

great pic, btw.

elizabeth said...

Hope your feeling better today - I have been in a foul mood all day -but realized it's just pms -
but your post today made me laugh - about spoon and all -
and the textures you added to these flowers are beautiful!

Janell said...

hehe that cracked me up. gorgeous shot!

Flower Photography said...

Oh no!!!! :-S Beautiful pic. I hope you feel better though :-)

Jaime said...

So pretty! Hope you are feeling better.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. I love the processing.