Grace, the cat, doesn't get a lot of time on the blog but she does exist and I do care for her. She's been around for 14.5 years - predating the dogs by 5 years!
This fall, I took Grace to the vet for a check up and while she was there we cut her claws. Most people don't think about cutting their cat's claws but, if you have an indoor cat who doesn't use a scratching post it's not a bad idea to do it occasionally.
Today, I cut Grace's claws again. While I was doing it, several things popped into my head. In no particular order they are:
- It's a lot easier to cut Grace's claws than any of the dog's toenails. Her quicks are way back.
- Damn! Grace's claws are REALLY long!
- It's a lot harder to cut Grace's claws than any of the dogs toenails. When held on her back, Grace becomes completely boneless and just sort of slides through my hands/arms.
- Where the hell ARE Grace's claws. Between being retractable and her being long haired, finding her claws can be a challenge.
- Might be a good idea to keep Grace's uncut claws away from my face while I am cutting them.
If you have a cat, take a moment to check out their claws - if he/she will let you - and if they need it, give them a trim. The furniture you save may be your own!
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