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Siwsan

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Tue Jun 18, 2024, 06:38 AM Jun 18

Gryff has developed a habit that I really need to change, for my own well being [View all]

He will race in to the room and do a powerful LEAP on to my lap, his claws at full exposure. Gryff is a pretty big boy. I've got more puncture marks on my legs than I care to count. He occasionally does this when I'm in bed so add rib cage punctures to the count.

Now, trimming his claws, that resemble scimitar swords more than claws, would be a fine solution but he absolutely won't allow that little bit of grooming. And, trust me, when I say 'won't allow' I mean he uses those claws to effect his escape, leading to slashes that go with those punctures. I even asked my friend, who has more experience with more variety of cats than most humans on earth, if she could try and trim his claws. She quickly gave up.

I'm considering researching a Kevlar lap mat.

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