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Message 1295722 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 19:40:24 UTC

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Message 1295726 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 19:48:55 UTC - in response to Message 1295585.

Ah Angela, you brought back memories of dealing with several aging pets over the years, and trying to get them to take their pills. They can be quite clever when it comes to detecting the medicine and spitting it out, while still eating the tasty stuff you surrounded it in....


I was having that problem when I was using meatballs. The raccoons were peeling off the fried parts and not eating the inner medicated cores. They have not figured out how to do this with the bacon grease-cheese balls yet. I use finely grated cheese and roll the balls quite firmly to keep the raccoons from figuring out that there could be a peelable layer.

Cats are easy to pill, compared to dogs. With all the practice I've been getting lately with tricking raccoons into taking their medicine, I figure I'll be an old pro if my mom becomes hopelessly demented, but still needs to take her various medicines. I'm planning to hide her medicines in her ice cream!!!

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Message 1295727 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 19:54:12 UTC

I'm planning to hide her medicines in her ice cream!!!

Hehehe, What's it worth not to tell her?

Now what is Eric going to do with you in years to come? You'll be wise to all the tricks ...

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Message 1295738 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 20:32:54 UTC - in response to Message 1295726.

Ah Angela, you brought back memories of dealing with several aging pets over the years, and trying to get them to take their pills. They can be quite clever when it comes to detecting the medicine and spitting it out, while still eating the tasty stuff you surrounded it in....


I was having that problem when I was using meatballs. The raccoons were peeling off the fried parts and not eating the inner medicated cores. They have not figured out how to do this with the bacon grease-cheese balls yet. I use finely grated cheese and roll the balls quite firmly to keep the raccoons from figuring out that there could be a peelable layer.

Cats are easy to pill, compared to dogs. With all the practice I've been getting lately with tricking raccoons into taking their medicine, I figure I'll be an old pro if my mom becomes hopelessly demented, but still needs to take her various medicines. I'm planning to hide her medicines in her ice cream!!!

Oh that should go down good, the ice cream that is.
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Message 1295808 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 1:07:44 UTC

Pills in the hotdogs and chilli
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Message 1295925 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 11:02:20 UTC - in response to Message 1295727.

I'm planning to hide her medicines in her ice cream!!!



My dogs and Happy also wouldn't take pills like that. I always put it in their food, canned food that is. They never spit it out either.

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Message 1295998 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 23:52:03 UTC

We give out 6 treats for 09.00pm, at night, as small bits of a skinless sausage. We get 4 bits per sausage, and a pill fitted deep in to one is an entrance to medicine dosing. Don't do it often.
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Message 1296025 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 3:05:07 UTC

So Donna is living at the Hotel K at the moment?
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Message 1296073 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 6:09:10 UTC - in response to Message 1296025.

So Donna is living at the Hotel K at the moment?

Permanently, it would seem. See why I am motivated to get her back on all four of her naughty little raccoon feet?

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Message 1296090 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 7:30:12 UTC - in response to Message 1296073.

Thank you Ang.
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Message 1296113 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 10:13:41 UTC

+1 and you have my support :-)

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Message 1296131 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 11:43:50 UTC

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Message 1296226 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 17:19:51 UTC

YAY! Belgium won from Schotland in soccer with 2-0! Well done, Red Devils!
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Message 1296248 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 17:45:24 UTC - in response to Message 1296226.

Ah, poor Scotland......think they need "Ally's Tartan Army" back.
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Message 1296250 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 17:45:47 UTC

Coming up on 2 weeks in the new place.

I am only 1/3rd unpacked...

My office/geek lab is still in pieces and all packed, this is partly due to some pieces of my furniture that were left in a friend's truck used for the move, and also being busy at work still, and one day a week off of work is just not enough time to accomplish much.

Soon though. I hope.
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Message 1296264 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 17:55:45 UTC - in response to Message 1296248.

Ah, poor Scotland......think they need "Ally's Tartan Army" back.


Probably:)
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Message 1296446 - Posted: 18 Oct 2012, 2:43:26 UTC
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I tried very hard today to befriend a critter, if not to catch him and send him to Angela, at least to get his picture. I was unable to do either, despite him accepting my bribes of apples and oranges. The critter in question was a "hard shelled possum", aka an armadillo. Maybe next time.

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Message 1296450 - Posted: 18 Oct 2012, 3:39:25 UTC
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Halloween is Angela's time o year.

As to pups--yes it can be fun. My little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Abby has no problem taking pills. If I drop it trying to give to her-all I do is point at the floor and she'll find it and take it.

Izzy (our princess Cavvie) MUST have her pills in American Cheese. She knows the difference if we offer Swiss...won't take it.

As to feeding issues---here' a little piece I wrote the other night on bad things to feed the pups.
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Message 1296548 - Posted: 18 Oct 2012, 15:24:53 UTC - in response to Message 1296446.

I tried very hard today to befriend a critter, if not to catch him and send him to Angela, at least to get his picture. I was unable to do either, despite him accepting my bribes of apples and oranges. The critter in question was a "hard shelled possum", aka an armadillo. Maybe next time.

You were in possession of apples and oranges?!!!!!

Who are you, and what have you done with the REAL Cowboy Dave?!!!

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Message 1296567 - Posted: 18 Oct 2012, 15:54:02 UTC

He has obviously been assimilated into the Collective ....

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