I cannot even begin to think about soft paws for my pride.  I don't think I 
would come out of it alive.  We do not like anything  put on us.

---- Melinda Kerr <msk...@me.com> wrote: 
> Thanks for all the suggestions!  
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On May 23, 2011, at 6:27 AM, MaiMaiPG <maima...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > And the bigger the better.  Especially if they can get in safely and have 
> > at it.
> > On May 22, 2011, at 4:22 PM, Natalie wrote:
> > 
> >> Any cardboard box is also great - let them destroy them, toss them,. get
> >> them new ones...sprinkle catnip inside!
> >> 
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> >> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
> >> Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:19 PM
> >> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Soft Paws
> >> 
> >> Copper and Thomas like sheets (large) of Styrofoam..I have some on the
> >> floor from packaging and a couple of styrofoam insulation boards (8
> >> foot +) leaning against a wall in the garage.  A little messy but that
> >> is what vacs and brooms are for.
> >> On May 22, 2011, at 9:02 AM, Natalie wrote:
> >> 
> >>> I have known many people who used SoftPaws - it all depends on the
> >>> cat and
> >>> one's perseverance....no two cats are the same!
> >>> The best thing to do is to trim the claws regularly and provide many
> >>> scratching surfaces - some cats like vertical and others prefer
> >>> horizontal.
> >>> Cats usually like to scratch something after waking up and/or
> >>> getting off
> >>> the litter box, that's why it's a good idea to have those available
> >>> near
> >>> those sources.  If they pick on a corner of a sofa, cover with
> >>> double-sided
> >>> sticky tape and place a good scratch post next to it until the cat
> >>> gets used
> >>> to it.  Not all scratch posts are created equally!  Carpet covered
> >>> ones send
> >>> the wrong message to cats.....vertical or horizontal.  The best ones
> >>> are
> >>> real wood, next best are covered with sisal twine woven material,
> >>> and then
> >>> just plain sisal rope.  In a multiple-cat household, the last is the
> >>> least
> >>> effective because those twines are scratched apart and have to be
> >>> recovered
> >>> (can be done!)  Using catnip on scratch posts to retrain is a good
> >>> idea -
> >>> and pulling a toy up the scratch post works really well!  Natalie
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> >>> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Melinda Kerr
> >>> Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:38 PM
> >>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>> Subject: [Felvtalk] Soft Paws
> >>> 
> >>> Has anyone tried Soft Paws for their cats?  I have read a few
> >>> unfavorable
> >>> reviews on Amazon.com, but even more favorable ones.  My cats are
> >>> starting
> >>> to damage the persian rugs and leather carpet.  My husband is
> >>> threatening
> >>> bodily harm if they don't stop it!
> >>> 
> >>> Melinda, Fuji and VooDoo
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