It's 7:46 a.m. and all is quiet. We were up at 5:00 a.m. and usually my husband starts breakfast for the girls. Sadie gets 1/3 of a large can of Friskies (any flavor as long as it's Pate), if it's been in the fridge, it's nuked for seven seconds to take the chill off, it's mashed and mounded like a volcano, the #3 gel capsule is placed horizontally on the top and gently pressed into the food, making the first bite the one with the capsule. Day three and this is still working. I had moved Sadie's food into the dining room across from Sassy's but that didn't work out well. Sassy just licks up the gravy and then she's intimidating Sadie again. Sadie eats more slowly and won't eat at all if Sassy is too close to her - so Sadie is again eating in the dining room and licked her bowl clean in record time this morning. Yeah pill!
Between 5:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. there was some chasing, some growling but we saw something we hadn't seen before. Sadie came running down the stairs into the family room and headed toward the spare bedroom with Sassy right on her heels. I picked up the squirt bottle (the one you have to pump several times before water comes out) and the noise of squeezing the handle diverted Sassy into the basement. Sadie turned around and chased Sassy down the stairs. Play? Aggression? It is to ponder. A few minutes later and Sassy is in the spare bedroom in the window sound asleep (it would take a bomb to wake her up) and Sadie is in the family room window (a feather drop would wake her up) and all is quiet. Now is the time to get in some sweet talking and stroking for Sadie without claws.
I called our vet today to tell her about the gel capsules which I purchased from Thrivingpets.com for $3.00/a hundred but $8.00 shipping (really?). Amazon.com has them for about $22.00/a 1000 including shipping. So, if you need them long term (and we may), I suggest purchasing them from Amazon. I'm off to tell Sadie what a good girl she is and run my hand down that silky body.