"I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose."--S.I. Hayakawa

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pablo Gets His Medicine

I went to Anchorage Monday and picked up the medicine that will help ease the discomfort in Pablo's arthritic feet.  This is what Dr. Nicholson of College Village Animal Clinic prescribed:

A sweet, citrus-tasting medication and a small syringe to administer 0.06 ml by mouth.  "This is gonna be fun," I said.  When I got home, and Pablo was sitting on my knee, I offered the syringe and....

 Well, I'll let Pablo tell the rest of the story....

Get that thing away from me!

 Oh, a spoon.  That's more like it.

I'll hold it myself.

(Ed. note:  There goes the first dose.)

I can do it.   I can do it.

Just a minute.  You try doing this with your foot.

Mmmm-mmmm.   Good.

More, please.

(Ed. note:  The most fun was chewing up the bottle cap.)


  1. Hmmm... Just accessed this on my iPad. No trace of the video that I spent hours uploading.

  2. Well I can see it on my PC and that bird is a-dor-a-ble!

  3. The more I see of people, the more I love my pets. Great story.

    What gadget did you use to insert the video into the blog?

  4. I can see it too. I love your captions, Gully, as always.

    I sure hope the meds ease Pablo's arthritis pain.

  5. Warren, I uploaded it directly from the camera via USB cord. Tried it from the flash card, then from a file exported from Picassa, but it wouldn't.t take.

  6. I can see the video, too! What an amazing bird! "Just let me do it, Mom!" I give my cat blood pressure meds via syringe and it can be an ordeal. Never thought to see if she'd take it from her food dish!