And you thought it was difficult giving medicine to a cat!

According to the caption of this YouTube video, the keeper is trying to give two baby pandas their medication. I think they’d rather play.  This appears to be from the Panda Research Center near Chengdu, China:

h/t: Matthew Cobb

And here’s a photo of Gus the Earless Cat, just because it’s been a long day. He’s a good boy, and is here pondering the incoherence of incompatibilism.

Gus!

8 Comments

  1. Diana MacPherson
    Posted November 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Those pandas are hilarious. I think in the last bit, the one was going to bite the man’s bum.

    Gus is cute. I want to kiss his cute face!

  2. Posted November 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    He’s a good boy, and is here pondering the incoherence of incompatibilism.

    Shirley, though Gus is unquestionably a good boy, that must be the incoherence of compatabilism, no?

    And methinks the panda vet needs an assistant. I’d be more than happy to volunteer….

    b&

  3. Posted November 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Sub

  4. Posted November 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Those black-legged pandas were after the guy’s white boots. Everybody needs a fashion change.:-)

  5. Graham Martin-Royle
    Posted November 4, 2014 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Now I want a baby panda!

  6. Susan
    Posted November 4, 2014 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    The best advice I received for giving medicine to a cat was to use their desire for cleanliness against them: crush the pill with a mortar and pestle and mix it into a small amount of cream cheese. Spread the cream cheese onto a pawn and the cat will do your work for you.

    Somehow I don’t think that will work for pandas.

    • Susan
      Posted November 4, 2014 at 8:48 am | Permalink

      Dratted auto correct – onto a paw, not pawn. Unless your chess game needs medical intervention. 🙂

  7. Posted November 4, 2014 at 4:51 am | Permalink

    I’m surprised they didn’t try to give the medicine to the panda when it was alone. Much less distracting.

    “…the incoherence of incompatibilism.”

    You’re a very smart cat, Gus.


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