|Purred: Tue Oct 16, '07 1:35pm PST |
|There are a whole bunch of alternatives to declawing. I think there are even some groups about it here on Catster. There's the Softpaws, which are like nail coverings that dull the claws, there's clipping, there's training, there's scratching posts-- all kinds of stuff. I know there are kitties out there who are a lot more knowledgeable than me about this stuff, but i just really really want to put in a word for not de-clawing. This might sound far-fetched, but what if you, in all your Orange curiosity, escape and get lost , and you're de-clawed? You have no defenses against the outdoor animals. Like i said, it sounds far-fetched, but i've seen it happen, right here in Catsterland, and it makes me mrowl with sadness every time. Please look into the other options.
I used to be a "mean kitty" when i was little (and my mama's hands are all scarred up from it), and my mama says that i'm the worst-behaved kitty in North America, but i rarely claw anything that i'm not supposed to. I get clipped often (because i like to knead my mama), and i have a scratching post, and i like to scratch my mama's backpack.
So i hope your mama looks into the other options before she decides to de-claw you.
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