Good idea: Remembering to worm the cat tonight as per our vet’s instructions.
Bad idea: Thinking this could be easily accomplished.
Bad idea #2: Getting the syringe-with-goo stuff instead of the tablet.
Bad idea #3: “Okay Snookums, you wrap her up in a towel and hold her still while I squirt it in her mouth.”
As you might expect, this led to her clamping her jaw, freaking out, and whipping her head around so that what little goo I managed to squeeze out ended up all over her chin.
Not-so-good idea: Giving up.
Not-so-good idea #2: Mixing the remaining goo with some food and putting it in her bowl, trusting that even though she’d already eaten dinner, she’s a gluttonous little pig and she’d eat it anyway.
She ate it anyway. We felt smug and smart. Fifteen minutes later she puked everything up. We felt stupid. Now we have to do it all over again tomorrow.