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I have sticky claws

January 31st 2013 10:36 pm
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Mum was noticing. I was sitting by the window and I got up and had a lovely stretch and pushed paws and claws into the curtain. And there one paw stayed.

That was weird. I tugged at it. Still stuck to the curtain. So I started twisting round and mum came and held me and unhooked it. That would just have been a funny story but I actually managed to do exactly the same thing again about half an hour later.

I said I didn't need rescuing but she said that the vet had told her that cats can dislocate a shoulder trying to unhook and neither of us liked the sound of that.

She thinks maybe my claws are sticky because I haven't been outdoors very much sharpening them on the trees. We are allowed to use the old armchair indoors for our claws but successions of cats have used up all the best bits so it isn't very good. I think it's time we were allowed to add our marks to the newer furniture!!

Mum says you can buy claw sharpeny things for cats indoors but she's never known a cat to actually use one.


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Purred by: Novi--DIT #49 (Catster Member)

January 31st 2013 at 10:43 pm

My mama jus' CUTS my claws. Is awfur! Maybe you needs to go ou'side.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

January 31st 2013 at 11:25 pm

I get my claws trimmed too - I don't mind it, but Charlie hates it with a passion!
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

February 1st 2013 at 12:24 am

Yup - I get my claws cut whenever they get sticky, too. I have some indoor claw-sharpeners. I like the vertical ones if they're tall enough, and also the cardboard ones that go on the floor.
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

February 1st 2013 at 2:19 am

My claws get clipped when they needed not something I'm too fond of. At least now that I only have three toes on my right back paw it one less mum has to clip. I think we're both happy about that.
Purred by: Jolan (Catster Member)

February 1st 2013 at 4:03 am

Yep. There are claw-sharpening thingies for indoor cats and they are lots of fun. We have a bunch and we sure use them!
We have one in the bedroom next to mummy┬┤s bed, one in the hall and one in the living room. We scratch all them furiously.
Purred by: Toby Tomcat Dreamboat #122b (Catster Member)

February 2nd 2013 at 7:48 am

Hi Toby, Toby here

I don't get sticky stuck but my little lady Fitz does, a LOT!

I run over and offer to help but she says NO! I CAN DO IT JUST FINE!

And then she is huffy. Geez Girl-Cats can be tough. Special when ya like em.

Purrs Dood!
Toby Tomcat

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