Kitties, mom waited too long to get my nails cut (No, she can't do it herself because I refuse to allow it). So I did some pretty bad clawing on the carpet when mom isn't looking. Mom said it's a good thing that otherwise I am purrfection purrsonified because this could be a deal breaker, this destructive clawing. As I said before there are MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY appropriate scratching surfaces of all types both horizontal and vertical provided all over the house and there is no good excuse for this. All tricks and treats and methods have been used to curb me to NO avail.
SO, as I was saying, mom took me in to have my nails cut. She just hates spending $20.00 to have them done. But I think she has come to the conclusion that $20.00 if it lessens the severity of my clawing is worth it and she'll go every 3 to 4 weeks from now on. So she inquired about Soft Paws. They had to throw out the ones they had because the glue was out of date (too old..they kept them too long with no sales) so if mom buys them on-line, they'll "install" them. The Tech said he hated putting them on the cats and that the cats hated the process equally. That makes mom re-think having them because she doesn't want me afraid of going to the V-E-T until I "have" to be afraid on down the road for whatever happens as I age. I would probably be afraid if there is a struggle to put them on and if most cat's hate the ordeal. Then, it would be like trying to take the Admiral to the V-E-T where she made it almost impossible. Mom said she's trying to put THAT off as long as possible..me being afraid of the PTU.