Friday, April 2, 2010
The family is down from Canberra over Easter and are staying at a motel. Since the motel doesn't allow pets, the family dog (a small fluffy thing) has come to live with us. Nate and I have been thinking about getting a dog so this was a good test. Meeko is getting on a bit and needs medicating. I had a hard time feeding him his tablets this evening (even with the aid of a special contraption that was meant to make the task easier). Meeko managed to chew up and spit out the tablet, getting the stuff all over Nathan's jeans. This caused a minor panic since the instructions called for the tablet to be handled with gloves so we thought it might be toxic (a quick hop onto the internet revealed that it is only dangerous to pregnant women). I tried again. And again, Meeko spat the tablet out. At over $10 a pop and with two tablets in the bin, I gave up. Strike 1.