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Oct. 25th, 2009 | 09:45 am

The idea that my hands are part of me and not to be clawed at seems to be an accepted one. However, my legs and feet are not in the same category, despite being the same colour and consistency, and are perfectly valid attack targets or climbing poles. The torso is something of a grey area.

Basically I'm a floating face connected to hands and arms, and I perch on top of a moving platform made of legs, which can be climbed to get closer to me. This isn't such a bizarre interpretation of the world, given that for a lot of the day I sit on a chair, which doesn't feel anything, can be climbed and the seat and back of which must feel a lot like trousered legs to a clawed animal, only not saying "argh fuckit gerroff".

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from: anonymous
date: Oct. 25th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
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sisterたちのドレス、オーダーじゃなくて、他のを見つける?

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Oct. 25th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
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pardon?

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Oct. 25th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Fingers are quick to poke back, it's true, but having said that, feet have delivered far more injury so far, as in stepping on or kicking underfoot-kitten. So you'd think they'd be quite scary. Maybe it's a challenge to try to kill them while they're dormant.

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RATELS!!!!

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from: mordantcarnival
date: Oct. 26th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
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"their sister's dress, it's not order, find someone else?"

Maybe it was for the cat.

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from: soho_iced
date: Oct. 26th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
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Trim the claws is my advice - they won't wear down naturally the way they would if she was an outdoor cat. When we took ours to the vet we asked if he could do it for us - cop out but it meant we were immune from cat agression for a week which was very satisfying.

I may well have to visit while she's this cute you know. I know where you live.

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Cutting claws

from: anonymous
date: Oct. 26th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Needs two people:
Wrap feline in towel with only one leg poking out and one person holding cat as firmly as possible whilst making sure no other legs escape (don't assume the holding is the easy job, in my experience each job is just as difficult.
Cut claws with special claw cutting scissors from vet or pet shop (or contact me and ask me to send a spare pair I still have (don't forget dewdrop claw at back - cut the bit that is white (old claw) and not the bit that is pink (blood). If you cut the pink bit (a) feel guilty for hurting cat and (b) put neat washing up liquid on it as an antiseptic.
In my experience, with an indoor cat you need to do this at least every 4-6 weeks unless you have a scratching pad or other things that it uses often.
Doing it less often means that they run the risk of getting ingrowing claws - very painful and may need a very expensive visit to vet to put right.
A kitten is for life not just for - well, whatever you got it for.
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from: anonymous
date: Oct. 27th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
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All this claw cutting is unnatural and excessive. The animal needs to climb and, failing other options, uses you. Provide a climbing tower (or construct the design I sent you)and the claws will wear away naturally.
Old Badger

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from: anonymous
date: Oct. 27th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Well, my arm is a mass of tiny cuts after Mimi spent a blissful half hour trying to kill it. Mind you, unless she stops trying to lick things to death she won't make a good hunter. My cats have never had their claws clipped. My sofa arm makes an excellent scratching post it seems. And I just recover it regularly, quite easy. Yes, yes, my cats rule the house I know....
Crazy Friend.

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