I'm Nomi's human owner. (Sorry, can't talk in Catster-ese yet). She's a real sweetie, but when I have to give her her medicine or groom her, she gets really restless and upset. The only solution I've discovered is to "scruff" her...she goes tonic and I get a minute or two to comb her, give her a pill, wipe her down with Allerpet, etc.
Now, she doesn't seem to mind at the time of the scruffing...her reaction, of course, is utter passivity. But I was wondering how various cat-lovers feel about the practice...is it perceived as a violation of the cat's will? Do you think my cat may resent me for doing it? I'm sort of divided on the practice...it's the only way I know how to give her her medicine and groom her--without getting scratched like crazy--but I do very subtly sense that she may resent the violation even more than the pill and the grooming.
Thoughts, comments, suggestions?