I had my 2 year old Siamese cat de-clawed this past summer. If I had known the difference it would make in her, I’d have done it much sooner. I almost backed out on the way to the vet’s…until she ripped my fingers open one more time. While it has not changed her personality and she does still occasionally bite, it is absolutely wonderful not to get the hell clawed out of me.
Have you ever had to get stitches from a cat clawing you? It was either de-claw or have her put to sleep. She will never be outside so it’s not a matter of her having to defend herself.
She’s not a lap cat and I wouldn’t want her to be. All the scratching posts in the world would not have been enough to stop her from clawing me and others. So if you choose not to de-claw your cat, that’s fine, but don’t be telling me and others who have chosen to de-claw that we should feel so rotten about ourselves for our decision.
Some of us just don’t like to be clawed to pieces every day. Like I said earlier, it was de-claw or be put to sleep permanently!