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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Toe Trimming at Forty Paws

Thank you to everyone who has introduced themselves to us!! We are so happy to make new friends and feel honored to be a part of the international cat blogosphere!!! We will add you all to our blog roll and visit you regularly!

Ack!! It's toe trimming weekend at the Forty Paws household. But only 34 paws get trimmed on toe trimming weekend. That's because Jenny the Formerly Feral cat is still mostly feral and can't be handled. And the 'ol Fart Bow only has 2 paws to trim 'cause he's declawed in front.
So we wait until Reno is sound asleep and then grab him and trim his toes first because otherwise he hides for a month if he knows it's toe trimming weekend. After Reno is trimmed, then the other eight can be done in short order.

26 comments:

Daisy said...

I hate to get my claws trimmed. But I let my Mommie do it when they get too long. I wonder how long it takes to trim all the paws at yer house??

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Hello Forty Paws! I bet it is an all day event to trim all of your claws! I'm just like Reno when it comes to my paws -- I'll hide in the closet when I see the trimmers!

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Hello to all of you, sounds like there is never a quiet moment in your house.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi! I hate getting my claws trimmed too. This happens once a month. Yuck. I also haf to get my ears cleaned efury week and my teeth too. I am a former feral who is FIV positive (I was when I was found) and that is why I gets lotsa maintenance. I get sick a lot. I am indoors only now and very spoiled.
My mommy and I are very impuressed that your beans (human beings) take so much on with sick kitties. That is wunderful of them.
Stop by and visit us when you get a chance. We loves meeting new people and new kitties. You'll meet lotsa good beans and kitties when you blog.

Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Hello and welcome to the cat blogoshere. We love you blog! We are adding you to our linksies.

Diva Kitty said...

Welcome! Purrs to all on this wicked of days, claw trimming...

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Hi 40 paws! We saw you mentioned at Skeezix's place and hade to cme over to. We are 3 Minnesota cats and are happy to meet you! Our mom says she'd like a whole herd of cats but dad says 3 is quite enough.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Hiya, Forty Paws! The Feline Americans and I are NOT fond of "clippy claws" in our household, but thanks to your post today ... Mom's warmin' up the snap scissors. Gee, thanks.

On a brighter note ... Welcome to the cat blogosphere! We're adding you to our blogroll. Please add us to yours if you're so inclined.

DaisyMae Maus

KC said...

o, my, 34 paws to clip. that be a lots o' clipping. that be 170 indy-dividual nails... ah, i's re-readed 'n it sez trimmin weekend, good, that gifs u's two daze...whoa. guess that be followed by vacuum-up Monday, huh. hee-hee.

Kitikata-san said...

That is a lot of paws! Meow! I have my humans trained. They are afraid of trimming my claws! Meow!

Dazey, Jesse & Conner Cloud said...

we hate nail clipping too! There 's 3 kitties here but only 2 get their nails cut. Cloud doesn't have any claws to clip!

D
J
CC

Ariel said...

Hello And Welcome.I hate to get my claws trimmed I bite whenever mommy trys to do it.

bat & bandit & holly said...

wow! that's a whole lot of toe trimming! sounds like an all day event! we're sure glad we never gets trimmed unless we go to the vet and she does it. 'course me & bandit only have back claws and we're very good and hardly ever scratch anything with them. mommy had the vet trim holly's claws, though, 'cause they were super-sharp!

Kimo & Sabi said...

140 claws to trim - we got so exhausted thinkin' about it that we had to go take a nap! We learned about you from Skeezix - we'll ad you to our blogroll - come and visit us sometime!

momsbusy said...

hi forty paws! we just found yurs blog and wanted to say hi and welcome to the cat blogosphere. come visit us at:

www.kazokuneko.blogger.com

we just cant imagine 10 kitties in one house. mommees woods luv to have more than just us 2 kitties but daddees says no way! 2 pets is enough and mommees is 1 ofer the limit. we haves a woofie that lives wif us too. he is fery, fery old and has physical issues cuz of his age.

kimiko & yuki

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

it's purry nice to meet you. the Lady an the teenagers have tried ta clip Midnight's claws an got haf dun before she bit 'em. i do the Twisty Spiral Leap an escape so i's neffur got clipped yet. an Grr...well nobuddy's effun brave enuf ta try ta restrain Grr.
Cocoa

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

PS I linked to your bloggy. I hopes you don't mind!

brandi said...

OH, MY! Toe trimming. I came to mama with no front claws, and she gaved up on trimming back ones way before me. She figures mostly damage (!) is done with front claws, and we need sharp claws for defense (and traction on the carpet for runs), so no trimming for me!

Welcome to the cat blogosphere! Mr. Hendrix is my boyfriend, so I linked to your blog. Hope you don't mind. Feel free to link to mine.

jeterharris said...

i trim mi own toe-nailz on da owtside!
i woulden't let mi mom neer me wid a clipper!

Lux said...

That claw trimming thing sucks!

But your big family sounds like so much fun - I wish I had a lot of cats to play with!

Suzanne & her mama said...

so nice to meet all of you at 40 paws. i'm glad your mom and dad work so hard to take good care of you.

toe trimming isn't much fun, but think of the kneading you get to do without anyone saying 'ouch!' and 'stop that!'

in fact, it's probably my clippy claw weekend too. i saw mama looking at her own claws while thinking she needs to trim them. (we do clippy claws on the same day).

i'll add you to my blogroll; will you do the same?

--suzanne

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

toe trimming isn't much fun, but think of the kneading you get to do without anyone saying 'ouch!' and 'stop that!'

good point, Suzanne and her mama! I hadn't thought of it from that angle before.

We don't resist too much when it comes to the toe clipping. We just scratch extra hard on the scratching mat.

Eric and Flynn said...

Dat's a lot of claws to trim. We don't get owrs done cuz we go outdoors playing, and clime trees an fings, so thay don't grow long, but mum sez thay are sharp.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Hello, furiends. I'm Bonnie, the original Attack Tabby, and I'm front declawed. No one would DARE try to trim my rear claws. The stoopid cowcat invadin my home, Victor, sumtimes lets my woman trim his claws, but yousualy she takes him to PetSmart for it. $8 isn't much fur 1 cat, but... hmmm. 8 of you?!?!

Fancidots said...

Hi from the Fancidots Gang!

We tried to post from Mr. Zenith's blogname, but it wouldn't go thru.

I'm the "meowmy" in Zenith's blog.
We have 40 paws at our house, too... sometimes MORE since I do Bengal Cat Rescue.

Come by and visit Mr.Zenith's blog, and we'll add you to his links, too!

http://zenithsays.blogspot.com/

Warm pets for all around!
Fancidots (the meowmy)

Taz n Angel said...

I was wondrin bout how many claws get clipped acause I'm not berry berry good at maffs but I kind of figgered it dint add up acause wiff 40 paws, there should be mebbe two hunnert claws or mebbe 197 or 215 mebbe, I'm not sher.

taz