|Purred: Fri Sep 25, '09 3:16am PST |
|I think that all too often, the behvior problems a declawed cat may have are automatically blamed on the declawing, without considering anything else that may have happened, or that the cat may just have a weird/cranky/shy personality, and that it would have developed as the kitten grew up anyway. Meowma has gotten a total of 7 adult, declawed kitties out of the shelter, for herself and others, over the past few years, and none has had intolerable problems (one did go back because she was for some reason afraid of Meowma, and would not get over it, go figure)
So, we say this author is irresponsible, mean spirited, and likes her crusade to stop declawing more than she actually likes kitties. If she comes here, I will poopie on her, and let her blame it on my missing toenails.
(Note--Meowma never has a baby kitty declawed, but her first adopted kitty was that way, and she's found that these poor kitties often sit in the shelter even longer than other grown cats, due to bad publicity such as this....and we are not bad)
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