by Walter and Jozef
We feel so sorry for any of you cats in the USA and Canada who live with people who think you don’t need your claws, so we’ve written you a poem and we hope it helps to save your claws.
DON’T THEY KNOW?
Don’t they know you need your claws
And that they belong upon your paws.
Don’t they know when those parts have gone
It takes some courage to carry on.
Don’t they know the pain you’ll feel
And your mental anguish will be real.
Don’t they know you will use the soft floor
Instead of litter when your wounds are sore.
Don’t they know you’ll need to bite
In your own defence if things aren’t right.
Don’t they know you need claws to groom,
As unkempt fur fills cats up with gloom.
Don’t they know for goodness sake
With your altered walk your body will ache.
Don’t they know it’s unhealthy to sit,
That a scratching post would keep you fit.
Don’t they know your joints will be
Deformed and twisted for all to see.
Don’t they know there should be laws
To stop them taking away your claws!
Maybe other cats might like to write a poem too? After all, we are the ones who know how important our claws are!
Walter and Jozef