Betty Baby, our once deathly-ill pussy cat, has made a full recovery from distemper.
So now the distemper is out of the way, it's time to deal with the tapeworm.
Yes, Betty Baby was also diagnosed with a tapeworm, which means the other cat, and the two dogs, must all take tapeworm pills.
The dogs do not present a challenge. You can open their mouths, safely stick your hand way down their gullets, massage their throats from the outside, and reward them with a treat.
The cats, however, are a different matter.
Feeding a pill to a dog
Is like rolling off a log.
Feeding a pill to a cat
Is like rolling into a vat
Of very slippery oil
Just as it comes to a boil.