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.
well done… for us the claw-dicure is a wresting event… ;O)
That is usually the way. Years ago, my doberman, Tascha, refused to let me trim her nails and it is hard to force anything on a doberman.
yep… it’s not easy to order 5 beers with only 3 fingers ;O))))))))))
No, you would have to order three bears twice and then give one to a friend.
Teddy always has a good hand wash after we clip his nails…..getting the human cooties off ! HAHA
That is probably the reason. 🙂
The reason why Chris attacks you would be nice to know. Some cat people say it is due to a kitten who has not had his mother long enough, teaching him.
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.
It is difficult with these rescues, like our Kosmo, because the past is unknown.
Yes. Frankie is unknown too.
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.
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.
I kept getting my claws stuck in a blanket on the bed so that resulted in me getting a pawdicure too. I didn’t like it much. ~Ernie
I think when the claws start getting stuck in everything, then it is time.
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
I can understand. We bring Floki to the vet to have his nails trimmed.
Nail clipping. Yikes!
Love and licks,
Good boy Chris, I never mind the claw trims either!
It really is no big deal. I don’t know what all the fuss is about.
That is good that he let you cut his nails without getting mad. 🙂
He is certainly getting better in that regard.
Ollie HATES me clipping his nails.
I can honestly say that, with all my scars, none of them are in my neck. Wow.
I seem to get scratches just about everywhere. Chris likes to show his affection by clawing at me.
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… 😀
That is how we know too. Their claws start getting stuck in things.
I’m a very good girl with my pawdicures. I was trained from a very early age to accept them.
That’s good. I don’t understand why some cats make a big deal about it.
Oh my word, I wouldn’t dare attempt this with Catorze.
You mean leaving your bedroom open?