|Salmon slivers worked in the past...|
As with the worming medicine, they really don't like this stuff. I am at a loss to understand why - they don't object to being scratched there... but one touch with the liquid and they're out of the catflap faster than you can say "Vet."
This time I decided to be sneaky. When both cats were inside waiting for dinner this evening, I closed the catflap. Then I cracked open the smoked salmon. Both cats were very keen on the smoked salmon...
I then pounced on one cat (I had them in two different rooms) in mid chomp and administered the drops. She ran away, mortally offended, leaving the remaining morsels of salmon. Meanwhile, I pounced on the other cat and repeated the exercise. Same reaction.
I wasn't too worried... I figured that the smell of salmon would overcome all sulks in due course.
Both cats tried to escape through the closed catflap. One growled at the other - I'm not sure who. Furretti gave ground first, and because I tried to administer a sliver of salmon to Miaowrini, she jumped onto the highest bookcase, mortally offended. I retrieved her and made a fuss of her, and she has now condescended to sleep at the foot of my bed... but now Miaowrini is sulking and resisting all blandishments, running behind the sofa if I try to approach her.
The salmon slivers remain uneaten...