Look Mom - All four paws have claws!

Reya looks so abused in this photo- picture taking is the ultimate suffering...
We recently had our cat spayed and went round and round about declawing. In the end, we kept her claws. Has our cat destroyed things? Yes. Is she obedient? No. But for the most part, she does 99% of her scratching on her scratching posts and she destroys just as much with her back claws as her front.

The only way to eliminate her destruction completely would be to remove all 4 sets of claws and her teeth. And her butt. Since that seems so unreasonable, we decided to trust that everything would turn out okay and leave her claws intact.

Plus, I'd like to think she'd return the favor by using them, should any mice ever make it into our house.

3 comments:

Welcome to My World said...

Thats a very humane way to go. Glad you made that choice.

Welcome to My World said...

OH, very cute kitty BTW!!!

Katie said...

Good job :) Declawing is essentially mutilation - cutting off the "fingers" at the first knuckle.

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