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TheAurora

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So all last week – when I was off work and had all the time in the world – Casran was relatively well behaved whilst having his eye drops. He'd lay quietly with his head against my tummy whilst I opened his eye, squeeze a drop and massaged it in.

This week, when I’m in a flying panic in the mornings, he’s being a complete nightmare.

This morning he ran off down the sofa, head-butted all my clean and folded laundry onto the floor, tried to chew up a pair of clean socks, wriggled and wouldn’t sit still – I squirted eye drops all over the side of his face and had to try and clean it up with a wet cotton wool pad, at which point he had a complete meltdown tantrum. Then, when I tried to distract him with a black grape, he half chewed it then threw it at my top which I then had to go upstairs and change.

We are back to the vets on Thursdays… I’ll have had a breakdown by then.

He must know!
 

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Oh dear, sounds like he definitely knows! They are clever these little piggies!
 

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Maybe he could pick up on the fact you did not seem as relaxed.
Yes, that's definitely a possibility.

Someone at work suggested what he 'knows' is that - after having me at home all day every day for a week - as soon as the eye drops are done now I'm gonna fly out the front door for 12 hours. I'm not sure he's that clever tho. Or cares that much.
 
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Ah that could be it. Maybe he is trying to keep you with him longer. Aww. That is so sweet.
 

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Aww try not to give in eye drops are so challenging picture me with a baby guinea pig that's a day old his eye wont open we don't even know whether it works and he's a runt that's 42g and he just wont sit still ! The vet said he can only see today because of the intervention I took and is now homed happily with a new family x
 

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Aww try not to give in eye drops are so challenging picture me with a baby guinea pig that's a day old his eye wont open we don't even know whether it works and he's a runt that's 42g and he just wont sit still ! The vet said he can only see today because of the intervention I took and is now homed happily with a new family x
Awww sweet story x
 

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:)) Pesky boy, I think sometimes they pick up on your stress. I know that giving medicine in a morning often is more tricky when we are in a rush. Treacle was always more of a nightmare in the morning when on baytril than the evening. I think I got frantic because of being late so they pick up those vibes and it becomes a cycle. Deep breaths... I hope his eye is improving x
 

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I think animals pick up on your emotional state- if you're stressed, calm, upset, or whatever. Sundae gets agitated when one of the kids cries or is upset. I think it worries her (I think most things worry Sundae- she has an anxious personality type!)
 

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No messing around this morning. Was serious and didn't take any of his nonsense. He sat still and was well behaved x
 
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