08 October 2010
Tricks for Tortie's Stubborness
When Tortie gets angry with EJ, he goes to sulk in the corner of the opened-door temporary cage.
Tortie refuse to eat or take his pills. With the difficulty of obtaining pill pockets, EJ decided to 'kill two birds with one stone' by coating the pills with mashed moist food like this.
It does get messy at times but the pill and food bits do get in eventually.
To make up with him, EJ gave him a lined wooden box where Tortie would rest watching TV.
Just before EJ goes to bed usually at midnight or a little later, Tortie will be put back in the meow room to be with his buddies. EJ saw this and quickly recorded the touching moment of Tommy huddled close to Tortie possibly giving support and encouragement.
Since EJ do not have 'octopus hands' to give Tortie fluid therapy daily, EJ is seeking service from the nearest vet which is a 15-minutes drive away. It is stressful for Tortie and EJ to drive daily to the cats' choice vet of almost 30km distance. With a slight jam the journey would take an hour.