A Jab for Pip, Part 2 of 2

Catjabbing 2

I can’t believe it went this easily, and with neither a towel nor a partner. (Jen was held up and I wanted to go to bed.) For a moment I thought I just squirted liquid all over his neck, but when the syringe was empty, his fur was dry. He didn’t budge, didn’t make a sound, and probably had no idea why I was hootin’ and hollarin’ when it was all done.

We’ll do it again in two weeks.


Panel 1: I have the needle ready and Pip is nearby. I get a text: “Ugh. Stuck at the thing. Won’t be home until late. Sorry hun. :(”

Panel 2: I say cartoon a swear word.

Panel 3: Anxiously, nervously, I jab the cat’s scruff.

Panel 4: I’m pleasantly surprised as Pip sits peacefully. “Huh,” I say. “Holy [cartoon swear word.]”

14 thoughts on “A Jab for Pip, Part 2 of 2

  1. I know the feeling! I had to give Linnell pills for a few days, and I was very pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get him to take his medicine. (Flansburgh, on the other hand, is nigh impossible.)

  2. Yay for you and Pip! Are you feeling some proud, cause you should! I had to squirt apple juice in Bella’s mouth and was wearing most of it before we were done, so I may need some lessons. Hope that B12 jacks up his appetite.

    • A cat’s mouth has to be the most elusive, challenging target there is. It doesn’t seem to matter that you’re trying to give them something that might actually taste good, either. They’ll just jerk that head around and squirm and the next thing you know, you can’t smell anything but apple juice. (Really stinky canned food, in our case.) Thanks for your comment, A.K.!

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