I was reminded of this story while writing a comment to NMJ on her post about finding her new moisturizer smelled like bubble gum.
When my cats were still just tiny kittens with eyes of blue, I had to take them to the vet a lot to get vaccines and such. At one point, I was given a vial of pink fluid and some plastic eyedroppers and told to administer a dose of the liquid to the cats by mouth twice a day.
"Will this be something they'll fight me on?" I asked the bubbly veterinary assistant. I have had experiences before where dishing out medicine involved cornering the animal and forcing it down their throat because they hate it so much. I was wondering if I should purchase falconer's gloves to protect my skin from supernaturally sharp kitten claws.
I'm sure I meant "on which they'll fight me," but she was kind enough to not point out my error.
"Oh, no," the very sweet, very empty girl informed me. "It tastes just like bubble gum!"
"Ah, yes," I replied dryly as she beamed back at me. "Everyone knows how much cats love bubble gum."
I wondered if she worked there in the pet clinic because the uniform was so close to being pajamas.
Weirdly, I searched the entire internet and was unable to come up with an image of a cat blowing a bubble with which to illustrate this post. Does that seem right to you?