Enough is Enough

Chris was sitting on my lap yesterday evening when he reached up to stick his claws into my skin like he often does but this time his claws got stuck in my neck and I had to reach over and pull them out. I was highly annoyed, as well as in pain, and I said, “Okay, Chris, enough is enough.” I then picked him up and carried him to the bedroom.

The “enough” I was referring to was me allowing his nails to get so long and sharp. The reason I carried him into the bedroom was because my wife keeps the nail clippers in her nightstand drawer. She clips the cat’s nails about eighty percent of the time but she is away on a business trip so I did it.

Chris was amazingly good for me this time. He did not try to pull his paw away, even when I had trouble seeing some of his nails. After I finished, he made a point of washing his paws.


32 thoughts on “Enough is Enough

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      That could be. I know Chris was about four or five months old when I saw him at the shelter and I know he came from another shelter before that but I don’t know the rest of his story.

  1. lois

    Clipping our cats claws is always a two-person job and we could probably use a couple more helpers. I am impressed Chris doesn’t fuss.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I was a bit surprised too. Floki is the tough one. We have to bring him to the vet because there’s no way my wife and I can do that. Surprisingly, Chris is the only one in the house that can hold Floki down.

  2. kittiesblue

    Our mom is afraid to trim our nails. We always get dragged off to the vet. Glad Chris was cooperative for you. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  3. Dennis

    Oh I know this problem since 2 years or so. My cat never really had issues with too long claws. I think it started 2 years ago. Maybe she is now old and lazy and doesn’t bite the claw ends off, also she doesn’t use the scratcher very often anymore.

    I know when it’s time to cut a tiny bit off from her claws… she either gets stuck everywhere with the claws, or like in your case, I am the victim… 😀


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