I have that wrong. It's National Respect Your Cat Day, not National Love Your Cat Day.
They are fundamentally two different things.
In #1, where you respect your cat, you have the courtesy to let her know when her medicine is due so she can find a good hiding place. Honestly, how do cats do that? Just when you need them, they're not around. When you're a bit busy, typing a blog post for instance, they're all over the keyboard. 12ejg0pt8bhgt; Oops, sorry. Didn't get her down quick enough.
#2 is where you love your cat, so you don't tell her when it's time for her medicine. You sneak up on her, tackle her (gently), wrap her in a towel, and proceed to give her the liquid medicine as fast as possible, and do your best to hold her a bit tight, until you're both sure it went down and that she is probably doing to keep it down. Whew! This often takes two people. At least at my house it does. I pity the poor folks who don't have a helper, when it's time to medicate the cat.
In #1, you also make sure you have her food in her dish, on time. In our case, because our delightful Molly is dealing with tummy issues, we feed her every 2 -2/12 hours during the day. She gets small doses. Enough to give her satisfaction for up to one or one and a half hours. That last half hour or full hour, she lets us know how unhappy she is. She is quite the vocal old lady. Not to mention, if you're standing anywhere near her food dish, she will also do her best to trip you. The better to be close enough to meow into your face, when you end up on the floor.