By Ruth aka Kattaddorra
This article and poster were inspired by Dee who commented on the post: Declaw Bouquets and Brickbats for Veterinarians.
‘Could we see a hatchet instead of a brick? Easier to cut off fingers at the first knuckle’
It made me laugh and then imagine how good it would be if declawing vets could have a taste of their own medicine from cats.
So, just suppose cats were as large as humans and humans were as small as cats! Suppose cats had the power to definger the humans who definger them!
I was very tempted to design a declawing vet having his finger ends chopped off by a cat with a hatchet, just for Dee, but cats wouldn’t be so cruel.
They would anesthetise their patient before cutting off his finger ends with a bone cutter, or a resco clipper, or by burning them off with a laser. That’s what declaw vets do.
But here’s the difference, a human can be told what his surgery entails and he is asked for his consent. Cats don’t know what is going to happen to them, they are left at the clinic to face being handled by strangers who cause them fear and pain and shock.
Some of those strangers even charge extra for pain medication after the surgery? Would cats do that? I don’t think so, because cats are not money hungry unfeeling creatures like some vets are.
But the cats in the poster are giving Dr D. Claws no choice to consent and they are charging extra because one of their friends was mutilated by that vet and they want revenge.
In real life of course cats don’t seek revenge, well they can’t can they, they have to accept their fate. Declawed cats have to live with the effects of their ten amputations whether they like it or not.
They have to walk on their severed finger ends immediately they are up and about after their surgery……… and for the rest of their lives.
At least Dr D. Claws won’t have to do that.