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Minnow 37: Likes to drink pink ink

There are less than two weeks of Minnow photos remaining before the grand finale. A couple of donors haven’t yet made specific photo requests, leaving me with a lot of leeway in picking photos. If you donated to my DonorsChoose challenge and haven’t requested a subject, there’s still time.

Here’s a photo from the archives (taken in June).

pinkink

Actually, the pink is the antibiotic (for an ear infection) she managed to spit back out. I suppose I could have done some spectrometry and figured out what fraction of the teaspoon dose she wasn’t getting, but instead I did the laundry and was relieved to discover that it washes right out. Scientist meets mommy.

Comments

  1. #1 Karen
    November 26, 2007

    Hmmm. I’ve worn antibiotic stains that look like that, but in my case the patient was a cat. We learned that to actually get the stuff to stay in her, it had to be injected down her throat with a (needle-less) syringe. Not a technique I’d care to inflict on humans!

    On a more helpful note, my mother learned early on that almost anything could be gotten down my throat if it was mixed with orange juice.

  2. #2 ScienceMama
    November 26, 2007

    We were just reading this book tonight. Bean likes the sound I make when I make the pink ink disappear…

  3. #3 academic vixen
    November 27, 2007

    I’m sorry but I can’t get over how CUTE she is!

  4. #4 pelf
    November 29, 2007

    But she didn’t look like she wasn’t unwell! :D

  5. #5 pelf
    November 29, 2007

    I’m sorry, the previous comment should read:

    But she didn’t look like she was unwell! :D