(Side note: NEVER declaw your kitties. It would be like taking out a part of their "fingers." Imagine cutting off that entire part of your finger where your nail is.)
Well, I'm the latter. My cats simply dislike having their claws trimmed, and it would take me great lengths to make sure that they're distracted enough for me to remotely snip a single claw on their paws. I do manage to get their claws trimmed at the vets', but most of the time, I let their claws (and them) be.
At that comes with disadvantages, of course. Not that I'm complaining. My cats have had their shots, and I've had my own shots as well, so yea, I guess I'm pretty much on the losing side with only the pain and some scarring to deal with. O_O
|Kitty scratch! My camera downplays it. :P It's a bit worse than it looks here.|
I've also been into one incident which, well, was really BAD. 3 years ago, I GOT MAULED BY MY KITTEH. :o Hehe, that may be an exaggeration, but my left arm had to pretty much undergo a month-long recovery period, and for pre-cautionary measures, I was administered with periodic anti-rabies shots, about 13 or 14 in all. T.T
Needless to say, that encounter has left me with scars. Now for photos! (grossness alert)
|BATTLE SCARS!!! ..which I got from saving the world (???)|
|I'm literally scarred for life. O_o|
Story: At that time, my kitty hadn't been neutered yet. He wanted a sexeh lady kitteh to get it on with. I've kept him an indoor cat since kittenhood, and whenever he managed to slink away from the shelter of my home, I'd usually chase him, catch him, and carry him back to the house. It was pretty much routine, and for all the STUPIDITY, I just had to do the exact same thing when one night, my kitty managed to slink away once again in pursuit of his lady love. SO what do I get?
I get mauled by kitty fury.
I get mauled by kitty fury.
It's not a very good idea to play evil stepmother and come in between star-crossed lovers, really.
Long story short, as soon as able, I spirited my cat away to the vet to give him the SNIPPY SNIPPY. He is now Eunuch Cat. Bwahaha.
Who, then, was at fault for my scarring?
|"O HAI, H00MAN. YOU HAS A FLAVOR. YUM."|
Yep, it's Chunyi. The kitteh cat I featured in my previous post. ^_^***
The funny part is that I never detested him after that. Maybe because I "punished" him by taking away his kitty manhood? *snicker* In any case, neutering him sort of took his aggressiveness down a notch, and while he still has tomcatty moods, is very territorial, and is as snooty as ever, he isn't very prone to mauling me anymore, to say the least. ^_^;;; He's gone REALLY FATTTTT too.
I still love Chunyi more than ever, despite everything. I think a lot of cat-lovers share my sentiment on this sort of matter. As the Mariah Carey song goes, Chunyi will "always be my baby." :3 (I'd like some bread with that cheese, plz)