1. Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if
holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side
of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding
pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow
cat to close mouth and swallow.
pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm
and repeat process.
cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.
new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws
tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of
mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of 10.
pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse
on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, holding front and
rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold
cats head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth.
Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.
cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note
to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered
figurines from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with its head just
visible from below spouse's armpit. Put pill in end of drinking
straw, force cat's mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking
label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink glass of water
to take taste away. Apply band-aid to spouse's forearm and remove
blood from carpet with cold water and soap.
Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Place cat in
cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth
open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.
Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply
cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus
shot. Throw T-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.
Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologize
to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat.
Take last pill from foil wrap.
Tie cat's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly
to leg of dining table. Find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed.
Force cat's mouth open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth
followed by large piece of fillet steak. Hold head vertically and
pour 1/2 pint of water down throat to wash pill down.
Get spouse to drive you to emergency room; sit quietly while doctor
stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right
eye. Stop by furniture shop on way home to order new table.