My little stinkers don't KNOW they're declawed!

by Jennifer Bell-Greene
(New Market, TN USA)

Cassidy at 9 mos. old, my first meeting with my soon-to-be Bully!

Cassidy at 9 mos. old, my first meeting with my soon-to-be Bully!

Cassidy at 9 mos. old, my first meeting with my soon-to-be Bully!

I am the proud owner... or, would that be 'sucker'... of 5 silly felines. Each one is declawed, though I'm not sure that they're aware of it!

My oldest is a 9 year old male who is 3-legged, named Cassidy. Ok... We decided the lesser-known part of Hop Along Cassidy was appropriate for our bully of the household. He, along with his 4 female siblings, is declawed and I am convinced that none of them has a clue that they are 'without' their biggest defense mechanism, their claws. They seem to have no need for them, being strictly indoor cats.

Several of my sweeties still knead whatever area of my body they're trying to park on, from a few seconds, to several minutes each. I can feel their 'knuckles,' as I tend to think of them, and imagine what it would probably feel like if they still had their front claws. Gladly, the knuckles are all I feel, and I am of the opinion that indoor cats do not miss their claws in the least.

Being indoors, and fed twice a day without fail, has made my little stinkers quite docile. There's no need for chasing and catching their meals, as they would have to do if they were outdoor kitties with no home of their very own. They jump, more than they try to climb, anything... seeming not to notice that they aren't able to 'pull' their way up anything that would usually tend to require claws to grip with.

Thus, my opinion of whether they should be declawed or not, depends wholly if they are indoor or outdoor cats. Strictly indoors, nope...they all get along just fine most of the time, even though they also have 6 large canine siblings, as well. The occasional tiff is always short-lived, with other 4 kitties being 6 years or less in age, and Cassidy is usually the culprit, being the only male. He is definitely the dominant feline in the household (as well as the largest at approximately 12 lbs.), and makes sure the rest of his 'sisters' know it!

A few photos of my bully, at my first meeting with him after my husband discovered him at our vet's office in Florida, just after his right hind leg was amputated.

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