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Michy
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Post by Michy » Mon April 11th, 2011, 10:32 pm

When I had a cat, I used to take her to a groomer about once a month to get her claws trimmed. It sure helped with the scratches, but was quite an ordeal in itself. :eek:

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Post by Misfit » Mon April 11th, 2011, 11:47 pm

[quote=""Michy""]When I had a cat, I used to take her to a groomer about once a month to get her claws trimmed. It sure helped with the scratches, but was quite an ordeal in itself. :eek: [/quote]

I can manage the front claws OK, but the back feet are impossible for one person to hold and clip. Carting Tater off for a trim is no big deal, but getting Misfit in a carrier and off to anywhere is a major dramatic event. She BELLOWS from the second she's in the carrier, to the car, all the way to Petsmart to the back where the Banfield hospital is.

It is sooooooooooooooooooooo embarrassing :o
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Where my furry muse sits

Post by Greg » Tue April 12th, 2011, 6:59 am

Ahh yes My furry muse insists on sitting on my shoulders when I'm typing, in winter with the padding it is bearable. Summer however is another matter since he is a Norwegian forest his claws are 'impressive' and strong. Apparently at my last medical the dcotor expressed some shock at the crisscross scarring of my shoulders leading her to 'question' my ahh 'hobbies'.

A flashed photo settled her concerns.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue April 12th, 2011, 8:11 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Wish mine would get along so well in the same room :( [/quote]

Sound a bit like mine - they don't get along at all. Harry is such a bully and if Hermione is quietly sleeping, he will pounce on her and box her round the ears! She does retaliate, though, and hisses and swears at him.

Our dogs aren't too keen on each other either......... :rolleyes:
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Post by wendy » Tue April 12th, 2011, 11:20 am

I must be lucky because my two cats get on great. The male will occasionally try to mount the female but as they have both been "fixed" it usually ends with her scratching at his nose to make him back off. Generall though, they are best pals who even share the spoils of their tag-team hunting expeditions on the local snake population.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 12th, 2011, 1:08 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Sound a bit like mine - they don't get along at all. Harry is such a bully and if Hermione is quietly sleeping, he will pounce on her and box her round the ears! She does retaliate, though, and hisses and swears at him.Our dogs aren't too keen on each other either......... :rolleyes: [/quote]


Well good for her! :D

I did laugh at Greg's story :) that's a great photo - man and beast inseparable!
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Post by Misfit » Tue April 12th, 2011, 2:53 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Sound a bit like mine - they don't get along at all. Harry is such a bully and if Hermione is quietly sleeping, he will pounce on her and box her round the ears! She does retaliate, though, and hisses and swears at him.

Our dogs aren't too keen on each other either......... :rolleyes: [/quote]

It isn't fun when they don't get along. Tater is just mean as spit to Misfit at times, and she goes out of her way to avoid attracting his attention :(
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Post by Vanessa » Tue April 12th, 2011, 3:09 pm

Yes, they do provide some entertainment! :D
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Post by fljustice » Tue April 12th, 2011, 4:06 pm

[quote=""Greg""]Ahh yes My furry muse insists on sitting on my shoulders when I'm typing, in winter with the padding it is bearable.
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At least your hands are free! Mine likes to stretch across my chest with her head on my shoulder, which means I have to hold her up and type one handed. Luckily she only stays for a few minutes before moving on to "fish" the tea bag out of my tea mug.
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Post by LoobyG » Tue April 12th, 2011, 7:15 pm

[quote=""Greg""]Ahh yes My furry muse insists on sitting on my shoulders when I'm typing, in winter with the padding it is bearable. Summer however is another matter since he is a Norwegian forest his claws are 'impressive' and strong. Apparently at my last medical the dcotor expressed some shock at the crisscross scarring of my shoulders leading her to 'question' my ahh 'hobbies'.

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Hehehe! What a beautiful kitty Greg and a good story. My boyfriend would like a Norwegian forest cat one day, he calls them tree cats :D

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