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Re: Cats--progress note

DH will not have a cat that is without front claws. However, my dear  
departed Jason hunted and caught anything he went after without them.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Nov 1, 2005, at 10:13 AM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing  
Center wrote:

> Well, my crips get along awfully darned well without complaint!
> I bought a sissel (sp) covered board for the fully clawed cats to  
> use.  They
> have no interest in it.  Jack, on the other hand, eventually  
> started to rub
> his paws on it vigorously several times a day, every day to leave  
> his scent.
> The two with claws tend to like the cardboard insert on a round toy  
> that has
> a ball on the perimeter.
> The crips catch voles, the fully-clawed cats do not.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 7:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cats--progress note
>> I'm sure you are giving her a good home and making her life happier.
> Disabled
>> cats, like people, still deserve our love and respect. My sofa
>> has the stuffing hanging out at the back, but I still love my cats  
>> and
> would
>> consider a declawed one to be crippled.
>> In a message dated 11/01/2005 2:58:20 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>> judylee@lewiston.com writes:
>> Well, my cat was declawed before she moved in. I agree it's a  
>> horrible
> thing
>> & I would never have a cat declawed. But, I won't turn down a  
>> lovely kitty
>> just because someone else mutilated her. It is nice not having to  
>> worry
>> about her shredding the "new" sofa.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 12:08 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cats--progress note
>>> Jim, I have found a pair of siblings to be a really good choice  
>>> several
>>> times.  I enjoy having more than one cat, but our pair of sisters  
>>> are
>>> the most fun.  Kittens aren't nearly as hard to civilize as  
>>> puppies, and
>>> I think they adapt more readily than older cats.  Good for you  
>>> about not
>>> having a de-clawed cat!  I think that's totally brutality - can  
>>> hardly
> be
>> nice
>>> to people who I know have de-clawed cats.  I always feel sad when  
>>> I have
>>> a nice cat spayed - there will never be any more from that  
>>> particular
>>> strain - but a non-spayed female does present the obvious problems.
>>> Sounds to me like the pair of kittens is just what you need.
>>> Auralie
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