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~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting ★ Raych ★:" I've seen somewhere using a spray bottle with water and some vinegar on the cat when he displays unwanted ... [snip!] ... cat, and very affectionate towards me, not so much my boys or DH, and DD seems to love him too even though he's a bit rough."



Cats hate vinegar and getting wet in general so a squirt bottle will definitely help.

★ Raych ★ 19 kids; Roanoke, Virginia 5348 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" 3 cats (and 3 dogs) and never had this happen to our girls. Declawing hurts the cats (they rip off their ... [snip!] ... said to get rid of it, obviously doesn't have animals. You teach animals "no" like a child and not drop them on a dime."


I don't think I could declaw him... If he ever were to get out I would want him to be able to defend himself if he had to. I couldn't imagine my nails being ripped out, so I couldn't do it to another creature. And I don't want to get rid of him... yeah, he scratches, but he is just playing and we have scolded him to where if we do say "NO" he scampers off.



But this scratch was the worst of them all... ugh. She's a trooper for sure.

user banned Due December 20; Georgia 1823 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" 3 cats (and 3 dogs) and never had this happen to our girls. Declawing hurts the cats (they rip off their ... [snip!] ... said to get rid of it, obviously doesn't have animals. You teach animals "no" like a child and not drop them on a dime."


:!:



People who immediately say "get rid of him" are awful and probably the reason why our animal shelters are constantly full.

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting ★ Raych ★:" I don't think I could declaw him... If he ever were to get out I would want him to be able to defend ... [snip!] ... him to where if we do say "NO" he scampers off. But this scratch was the worst of them all... ugh. She's a trooper for sure."


Yeah, we have lots of scratchy pads around here lol Plus I trim them at least once a week (started as infants so they're used to it) But my mil told me what they did to declaw cats and no way! I say "no" and ours run off too haha He's still a baby, still learning. I would have cried lol So she's definitely a trooper ;)

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Mrs.Pinkman:" :!: People who immediately say "get rid of him" are awful and probably the reason why our animal shelters are constantly full."


Absolutely.

★ Raych ★ 19 kids; Roanoke, Virginia 5348 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" Yeah, we have lots of scratchy pads around here lol Plus I trim them at least once a week (started ... [snip!] ... I say "no" and ours run off too haha He's still a baby, still learning. I would have cried lol So she's definitely a trooper ;)"


I suppose it's my fault since we don't routinely clip his nails :oops:... time to add that to my list of priorities.

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting ★ Raych ★:" I suppose it's my fault since we don't routinely clip his nails :oops:... time to add that to my list of priorities. "


I'm OCD about it. I'd hate for them to scratch our leather sectional or something :/ But I'm also one that bathes them (all the animals) once a month also.

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Pinkman:</b>" :!: People who immediately say "get rid of him" are awful and probably the reason why our animal shelters are constantly full."</blockquote>




!! Agree to both!