Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Battle of Wills is Revisited

Roxie here.

Mom has been hiding pills in a spoonful of the yummy canned dog food we get with our meals. I could tell I was getting a pill because something tasted funny but I couldn't figure out where it was. Finally I figured out it was in the canned dog food. I started taking it out of the bowl and eating little bits of the food until I found the pill and then left it in my bowl or on the floor next to my bowl. One day I left it over near Sammy's bowl so Mom wouldn't know for sure that it was mine. Well, she saw me doing it. When I was finished eating, she took the pill and made me swallow it. I was not very happy. But it has gotten worse! I can tell the pill is still in there but now everything tastes a little like it. She is crushing the pill and mixing it in with the cottage cheese. (I have evidence but Blogger won't upload the pictures!) All those little pieces are sticking to the good stuff and I can't spit the nasty pill parts out! Please, all of you dogs and cats and anybody else, please tell my mom that I don't want that nasty pill. Just because I barf if I don't take it is no reason to force me to eat a nasty pill. I know I can depend upon my friends to help me out here. I'm counting on your support!

Sammy gets a pill too but he eats his food so fast he probably doesn't even notice. And Andy, hmmphf, he is just a baby and doesn't realize Mom is tricking him.


Anonymous said...

Oh poor old Roxie - here's what you should tell Mom to do ... put the pill in a glob of peanut butter. Bet you'd eat it up right quick and not spit it out. Or maybe mushed in a piece of cheese. Works for me, tee hee.

ranger said...

i know! mom put some pill in my food that smells like fish! i rolled it around in my tongue and spit it back out. last night she put it in yogurt & chicken. i still tasted it!!! but swallowed it anyway. humans are sneakier than doggies.


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Yes in peanut butter! Or in chocolate! You can play this to your advantage!

Bussie Kissies

Jill said...

Mom and Dad hid my pill, too. My old bones hurt and the vet said a baby aspirin a day would help. Gotta eat it. If I don't Mom sticks it in the back of my mouth, yuck. But, it makes me move around better.

Arfs, Lady

Charlie Kelley-Church said...

My no-gas pills are big and don't really taste like liver like the label says so my mom makes cheesy pills. She rolls up the pill in a slice of Kraft american cheese (those single serving ones wrapped in plastic). She mushes the cheese around the pill making a big cheese pill. I LOVE cheese and eat it so fast I don't notice the real pill. For aspirin for my arthritis, mom uses a piece of hot dog (Oscar Meyer Beef kind). I love those too!


JustMeCopper said...

Roxie's Mommy, please don't give Roxie pills anymore. She doesn't want to take them.

(Try cheese slices Mom. They work at our house.)

Dachsies Rule said...

Roxie's Mom here -

It looks like most of you think it is okay to give her the pill as long as it is wrapped in something really yummy so she can't tell it is a *nasty pill*. Well, I guess I will try some of those ideas.

Copper, I wouldn't make her take the pill if it wasn't good for her. You are a good friend to take her side but I'm just a mean mommy and will keep giving her the pills.


Isabella said...

My Human puts pills in a glob of peanut butter and plops it towards the back of my tongue and then holds my mouth shut till I swallow. It's almost worth swallowing the pill to get the yummy peanut butter.
Big Wags,

Cubby said...

I agree with Zach! Peanut butter is great! I love to take my pills.

hana said...

Does mixing it in cooked hamburger meat work? Why are ya'll having to take pills?

Dachsies Rule said...


We get the "Houston crud" as our doctor calls it. The same reason humans get sniffley around here so do dogs. Since we can't blow our doggie noses, the stuff gets into our stomachs and makes us not feel very good. So Mom gives us Benedryl to keep our noses clear. It makes a difference because if we don't take the pill, we get to feeling bad in a day or two.

JustMeCopper said...

Yuck, Houston crud! I hate that.

Augusta is the allergy capital of the world they say.

Tigersan said...

Arg... the pills are bad. Me also know when they are there... me try not to eat it, but sometimes it is in the doggy cheese :o

Dusty Doodles said...

Doodles don't like pills. Doodles spits pills out. Doodles thinks pills are the work of the evil hoomans. But, if yous not feeling well, sometimes pills make you all better.