Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Every day, twice a day, mom gives Abby her Tramadol to help with her arthritis. Abby hates these pills because they taste really nasty. Mom has tried hiding them in her food, and wrapping them in some ham, and covering them in peanut butter. All sorts of ways to conceal them. Well, Abby is smart and she doesn't fall for it!

So, mom finally got to the point where she just opens Abby's mouth and puts it down her throat.

Yesterday, Abby accidentally bit mom's finger before mom got it out of the way.

Abby totally crunched moms acrylic nail and now it is really swollen and extremely painful.

It's also turning black from all the blood under her nail. The worst thing is that every time she accidentally hits it on something she screams. Poor mom! Now mom is going to have to figure out a new way to try to get that pill into Abby, since she obviously won't be sticking her fingers down her throat any time soon!

You know what they say about pay-backs! I think Abby won this one!



24 Paws of Love said...

Ouch, is right! Your poor finger! Boy, I don't know what to say except OUCH!!

Mango said...

Are you kidding? That tramadol is hard core like I would totally love to have that stuff for sure. But instead I take the metacam which comes in a liquid that momma injects into my primal meaty burgers so I don't taste it at all.

For my phenobarbital, momma puts it into a chunk of super stinky canned food. Maybe that would help?

I don't think the finger is too bad and it matches the glitter color, right? Tell mom to put a boo boo strip on it for some padding to she doesn't yelp so much.


The Thundering Herd said...

Ouch. We can only guess the HBO words you learned during the chomp.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mega ouchie - be careful it doesn't get infected. Have you tried pill pokcets? Mom says she feels your pain because Phantom is almost impossible to get pills into - he gets the ram it down the throat method too. Hope you can find a way that works.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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Cyber-sibes said...

Yowzers! That looks painful! Star was a "shove it down her throat" kinda girl too. She's always pick it out from meat disguises. Mom finally discovered that a spray can of Cheese-Whiz was the ultimate weapon in getting a pill down her. I think there's a reason Meeshka calls it "CrackWhiz"!

The Army of Four said...

YIKES!!!!!!! We sure hope your mom feels better soon!
We have lots of experience with Tramadol and you're right - it's HORRID-tasting! Ammy could find one tiny Tramadol in a mountain of Velveeta -- and she did. That's why she stopped eating Velveeta! It takes a LOT to disguise that stuff!
Play bows,