Some nursing homes require cats to be declawed in order to stay with their owners in the nursing home.
On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: > I UNDERSTAND WHAT SOME OF YOU ARE SAYING ABOUT "OLD" PEOPLE AND THEIR THIN > SKINS NOT WANTING TO BE SCRTACHED, BUT WHY WOULD A CAT SCRATCH ANYONE, > UNLESS ONE HAS A FERAL CAT THAT'S TERRIFIED WHEN CORNERED....IT'S LIKE > PEOPLE DECLAWING THEIR CATS WHEN A BABY COMES ALONG. If the cat hasn't > scratched them, why would it scratch the baby - besides, it's better to be > scratched than bitten anytime! Years ago, neighbors adopted a baby and had > their two 4-yr old cats declawed, worrying about scratches, although the > cats never scratched them. When baby arrived, one of the cats bit the baby > in the hand - seriously (never, ever having attempted to bite the > neighbors). The baby didn't even provoke the cat - it was just lying on the > floor. Both cats were euthanized the next day. > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of > dlg...@windstream.net > Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 11:00 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat claws > > Many older people are on coumidin and that really makes it bad for them to > get scratched. Some cats get carried away with their play so you just need > to not overstimulate them. You play hard and they will too. And then > there > are some that don't play much at all. They just want to be petted or sit > on > your lap all day. > Maybe older people should learn as much as possible about their future pets > and only adopt "gentle" ones. We just have to use common sense when > dealing > with any animal. If they growl or flip their tail back and forth or lay > back their ears, that is a sign that they have had enough. Then back off > and let them be. > ---- Lorrie <felineres...@kvinet.com> wrote: > > On 03-23, Natalie wrote: > > > > > I don't understand why an old person can't have a cat with claws. > > > Dealing mostly with feral cats, I have never been bitten or > > > scratched - what's the danger, I am 70 yrs old. And as I said, > > > bites are a natural defense for declawed cats! > > > > I'm 78 and when you're old your skin is very fragile and thin > > and you bleed easily........... That said - I would NEVER NEVER > > declaw a cat. We have 15 rescued cats at home and sure we get > > scratched when they play or knead us, but so what! Put some > > iodine on the scratches. > > > > Lorrie > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties stores and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Buy or renew magazines and help our kitties! http://www.magfundraising.com/rescuties Please help Trooper! http://rescuties.chipin.com/trooper "And it is the most divisive incivility to tell true animal lovers they can’t complain about it, that they can’t fight for the animals, that they should sit down and shut up and allow the killing to continue." - Nathan Winograd _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org