Hello everyone at PoC. Sorry I haven’t written my diary for so many years, the time has flown by since I came to live with my new mom and dad.
We have a very kind vet who gives us medicine to help us but sometimes I feel like I am walking on broken glass. I asked Muriel if she did too and she said yes, her paws sometimes hurt so much she doesn’t like to walk about. We both try to shake the pain away but it doesn’t work.
But now we have exciting news which I want to share! Mom heard it through the shelter where she still takes food for the cats but she is too old to work there now ande said she can’t take any more heartbreak.
Some vets who are called The Paw Project are taking x-rays of as many declawed cats paws as they can and the results are very shocking! A lot of us have bits of sharp bone the vets left when they took our toe ends and claws away and as the years go by those bits of bone move about and hurt us. No wonder our Muriel and me are suffering!
Well our mom and dad say they are going to get our vet to x-ray our paws and see if we have bits of bone and then we might have to have an operation each. They haven’t got much money but they say they will even sell things to pay for us to have this done, they are very happy that all declawed cats are going to have the chance to have a better life.
Dad says he hopes the people who had their cats declawed think it will be money well spent but mom said ‘Honey a lot of declawed cats aren’t with their original family’. Just like Muriel and me who got put in the shelter when our families didn’t want us any more!
Muriel said ‘What shall we do Sebastian, I don’t want people to touch my paws, shall we run away?’ I think she is still traumatised from when she had to stay at a place like that and she got a needle and woke up with her claws gone, just like happened to me. I must say I’m not very much looking forward to it either but mom said if it will stop us being so much in pain it will be worth it.
We are happy here with mom and dad but it would be great to be able to walk about without our feet hurting.
Cheerio for now, I will let you know what happens if you like.
(With the help of Ruth aka Kattaddorra)