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Old August 5th 03, 09:50 AM
Devlin Tay
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"Linda Terrell" wrote in message
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Have several scratching posts around -- the kind with the rope
works best.


Yeah, they work really well. And kitty's claws will peel off regularly (the
old outer surface just sorta moulds as the younger tissue grows and pushes
out from underneath) when she uses the scratching posts, so clipping isn't
usually a problem when the kitty has, and regularly uses, a suitable
scratching post.

Devlin
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Old August 7th 03, 12:56 PM
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I am not a cat lover but their would have to be some bloody good reason to
make me to maltreat a it.


Doesn't make sense. It should have said:

I am not a cat lover but there would have to be a bloody good reason to make
me maltreat it.

Sorry

Bill


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Old August 7th 03, 05:19 PM
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She said she *clips* their claws. You know, trims them - clips off the
needle-sharp points.

Cathy

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Cathy
You are absolutely correct. Linda -SORRY!!!!!!!!!!

Off like a bull at a gate. Must stop and think. My only feeble excuse is
that I do tend to see red when I come across de-clawing. Again sorry.

Okay the claws can be out but not in an attack mode. They are still safe.

I think that kneading is used by kittens to encourage the mother to turn on
the taps for feeding. Perhaps it's a submissive signal when older?

Bill



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Old August 10th 03, 11:32 PM
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D. Stephen Heersink wrote:
I've always declawed my cats because they are always indoors and if I
don't, they will claw the furniture and me. Since I have expensive
furniture and don't want scars on me, I've found the declawing a cat
is the best way to accomplish our mutual goals. Some extremists think
those of us who do such things are savages, but I don't care. I love
my cats, and my cats love me, declawed and all. But of course, they
are NEVER allowed out doors.


Surely, you're not serious.

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Old August 11th 03, 12:25 AM
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"Brandy Alexandre" wrote:

Gary wrote in rec.pets.cats.health+behav:

Cruel jerks like you always
*assume* that cats can't be trained (or, you just don't want to
invest the time in it), but, they can.


You'll never convince anyone that way. Sure way to make people shut
you out and not listen to your argument. Yeah, name-calling ALWAYS
influences people.

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Well, would you?


What's the difference between "name calling" and accurate descriptive
phrases?

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Old August 11th 03, 12:25 AM
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"Brandy Alexandre" wrote:

Gary wrote in rec.pets.cats.health+behav:

Cruel jerks like you always
*assume* that cats can't be trained (or, you just don't want to
invest the time in it), but, they can.


You'll never convince anyone that way. Sure way to make people shut
you out and not listen to your argument. Yeah, name-calling ALWAYS
influences people.

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Well, would you?


What's the difference between "name calling" and accurate descriptive
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Old August 11th 03, 12:50 AM
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"Brandy Alexandre" wrote in message
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Good luck with that statement. This group is nothing but extremists
who like to flame away people who are not of like mind or who they
cannot convert.


I'm not an extremist, but the fact is, most countries have banned declawing
for a reason, and many vets have expressed their professional opinion that
declawing is harmful to a cat, that it can cause a lot of pain, and often
psychological and/or behavior problems. I don't see why they would do this
if it was just a matter of personal preference. Considering how rarely
governments consider animal rights, the fact that so many have considered
declawing harmful enough to ban it sends a very strong message, and there
are certainly a number of fact-laden articles all over the 'Net (many by
vets) supporting that viewpoint. There is also a great deal of anecdotal
evidence regarding the aforementioned psychological and behavior problems,
much of it from shelters dealing with the fallout of this proceedure.

That is the reason it's very difficult for most people here not to get
angry, extreme or resort to name calling when they hear of people trying to
justify the proceedure; it is unneccessary, and there is a lot of evidence
which supports the idea that it can cause a cat a lot of misery. And as
this group is full of animal lovers, it angers them to hear people trying to
justify an unecessary procedure that makes innocent animals suffer....that's
only natural.

Ann


 




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