JAKE, Entry for April 19, 2008
Jake is doing fine and I'm not seeing any problems so far with the IBS. I keep forgetting to tell you that although he doesn't like it much, he's taking his medicine just fine and it hasn't been traumatic for him. I've learned to keep the syringe hidden from the kitties until the last second when I'm able to wrangle them into the proper position - butt between my legs, so they can't wiggle away. And Jake kind of gives up wiggling once I have a firm hold of him and opens his mouth just fine - with no scratching or biting. I don't make a big deal out of it by luring him into the bedroom etc. He's way too smart for that. I just start playing with him on the floor and then move him into position before he knows what's happening. Afterwards he gets plenty of pets and playtime as a reward. BTW, I really would like the receipe for those cream-cheese squares!!! They are just absolutely delicious. Thanks again!!