Monday, March 14, 2011
Score one for mom....
Now, some of us are good about letting mom do it to us (Tim, Tom & Mozart). Maestro is front declawed. And Junior and Spud don't seem to have issues with theirs getting over-long. Even Chiclet is good about letting mom trim her nails.
But not the Princess. She is BAD!!! She screams and swears and tries to bite. Even the vet techs are wary of her. Mom can'tdo it herself since Ivy as to be restrained and it takes 2 hands to trim nails. She has recruited help from friends. She tried a sedative. She was concerned about where this was going to lead. See, Ivy's nails grow really fast and really long. As of the other day you could hear her snicking on the carpet as she walked and she was getting stuck to things. Mom is concerned one day one of her nails will overgrow into a pad (and then Ivy would be really crabby).
Anyhow, mom tried something different on Sunday. She took a fleece and folded it into thirds and put it on the bathroom floor. She grabbed Ivy and wrapped her up in the blanket, being sure to cover the back feet and her head. Then mom laid on the floor, tucked Ivy under one arm, and ignoring the swearing (the girl knows some words that CANNOT be repeated), she managed to trim Ivy's nails. And no one got hurt!!
Score one for mom....
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Wow! Our mom is in awe of your mom! Annie would swear too, but at least didn't try to bite. Well done, Mom!ReplyDelete
Good idea! One of my three, Phoebe, looks a lot like Ivy and is not the most cooperative about grooming or nail trimming. She is also very proficient with the swear words at such times! I'll keep your technique in mind.ReplyDelete
Yikes! Sounds like Ivy must have heard some horror stories about what can happen at clippy claw time.ReplyDelete
I have not seen any reviews on this, but Doctors Foster and Smith sell a Klaw Control Bag (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3159) that has zippers for pulling out one paw at a time. Like a fancy kitty burrito!
Wow! Ingenious solution! Sounds like it is simple and mostly pain free for all involved, except for the temporary indignity for Princess. Thanks for the new word "snicking", I have a little one that I hear throughout the house due to her claws. Now I know what to call it.ReplyDelete
Abby does the same thing, so I tried to be sneaky and gave her treats and trimmed as she ate...at least I got two paws done.ReplyDelete
Congrats to your mom!! You've given our mom some ideas!!ReplyDelete
Congrats! Mom used to have to trim Mohawk's nails that way. It sounds like Ivy and Mohawk knew some of the same cat swear words!ReplyDelete
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