So I had to feed and medicate a cat yesterday that I was a little nervous about. She has a VERY innocent face, however she doesn't like strangers. Usually when I visit there is hissing, swatting, etc. First issue was a miscommunication about the keys. They were left for me at a shop, but I went to the wrong shop. They looked at me like I had 4 heads, and then after calling the owner realized it was the other shop on the other side of her apartment. Confusing when someone lives equidistant between 2 places that have tea :)
So I go up to the apartment, get the food/water/litter situated and then comes the syringe of medication. I find the little lady upstairs on the bed and I am talking to her calmly as I come closer and closer. She gives me little girly cat noises, but no hissing! I get closer with the syringe to let her sniff it. She starts to lick it! Yay! So I stick it IN her mouth a little bit and she just opened her mouth as if I were giving her a treat and ate it! Licked her lips as if to say, "Yum! Nom nom nom.." No hissing! No anger! I was surprised and thrilled at this moment we had!
I also spent the evening and morning with my pal Brylie. Poor kid, I just kept waking her up! She got some good cuddle time in this morning though :)