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Old 08-27-2017, 06:57 PM   #81
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No, to de-claw a cat they actually amputate the cats toe at the first joint.

Don't bring that cat on the boat and keep her/him in the house.
That's kinda what I though.... as much as I'm not a die hard cat fan, I kinda like him, even though he's stupid, but I wish I had a choice with the declawing.

I though, perhaps, there was a way he would work on the boat, either "re" clawing him or him having the ability to climb up with rear claws (which he still has). He still falls off the dock all the time, and makes it back up to shore.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:35 PM   #82
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:39 PM   #83
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We had a declawed cat on our sailboat with no issues. We got him when he was five and he adopted quickly. Our first trip down threw ICW Murphy proved he knew where he belonged.

We docked at a Marina in north Carolina. We had dinner with friends on their boat. It was too cold for the cockpit so we ate below decks. Two hours later as we leave the boat, we find Murphy waiting for is in our friends cockpit. He figured put how to get out of ourboat, but waited for us instead of Running off to Chase critters.
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...... If anchored out near shore the tom would swim ashore for a night on the town. But in the morning he would sit on shore yowling until he rowed ashore and pick him up.......
I've had quite a few deckhands and stewardesses do the same thing, lol.
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No, to de-claw a cat they actually amputate the cats toe at the first joint.

Don't bring that cat on the boat and keep her/him in the house.

Don't agree at all. We had several cats declawed and they did fine. Outside, climbed trees,.

Our last cat just missed 18 yrs and she spent 10 of those years aboard the boat and did just fine.
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Don't agree at all. We had several cats declawed and they did fine. Outside, climbed trees,.

Our last cat just missed 18 yrs and she spent 10 of those years aboard the boat and did just fine.
I've had two three legged cats in my life, they too did very well.

But it was an operation needed to save their lives.

Declawing a cat is cruel. It's the same as chopping of the ends of your fingers.

It may make your life more convenient, but that's about it.
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I wonder how many more cats sit in shelters because of cat claw issues versus getting them declawed.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:19 AM   #88
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Married into a family with a fixed and declawed male cat. Told my wife I wasn't going to the vet with her. Cat lived a long happy life both indoors and out. Learned to climb smaller diameter trees with it's back claws. As far as it being a cruel thing to do to an animal, I'm not sure how much more cruel it is than fixing a male cat. Guess it's the social acceptability of one versus the other.

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If you think de-clawing is ok, I suggest you cut the ends of your finger off first, then decide.
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If you think de-clawing is ok, I suggest you cut the ends of your finger off first, then decide.
Do you think neutering an animal is without physical and psychological pain? Personally, I don't know. My experience with pets is that they get over it much better than humans. Had a cat that lost an eye, another that lost part of a tail, and a neighbor had a 3 legged dog. They all had happy lives because of their owners love.

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I've had quite a few deckhands and stewardesses do the same thing, lol.
You're giving your age away... they've been called flight attendants for the past 30 years.

But they still hang at the shore ready to be picked up.....
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Do you think neutering an animal is without physical and psychological pain? Personally, I don't know. My experience with pets is that they get over it much better than humans. Had a cat that lost an eye, another that lost part of a tail, and a neighbor had a 3 legged dog. They all had happy lives because of their owners love.

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Neutering Jinx has been fine as I see 2 years later he is active and loving. More gooder is that he is not leaving his mark on my furniture which was one reason I never wanted a cat plus why I did neuter him when he started marking. Could not stand to have that spray smell in my house.

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You're giving your age away... they've been called flight attendants for the past 30 years.

But they still hang at the shore ready to be picked up.....
As yacht crew they're still called stewardesses.
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Cat claws can be clipped, although cats(and dogs) are unforgiving if you cut the blood vessel. Worth considering as an alternative to declawing. We don`t crop dog tails or ears anymore.
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Cat claws can be clipped, although cats(and dogs) are unforgiving if you cut the blood vessel. Wort considering as an alternative to declawing. We don`t crop dog tails or ears anymore.
Never trimmed my guys claws yet. He sheds his claws and is very gentle to me. He learned whats to tough.
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You're giving your age away... they've been called flight attendants for the past 30 years.

But they still hang at the shore ready to be picked up.....
Don't know what you're giving away as in boating they are called deckhands and stews or stewards or stewardesses. He wasn't talking air.
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Don't know what you're giving away as in boating they are called deckhands and stews or stewards or stewardesses. He wasn't talking air.
BandB,

I guess that shows my ignorance.... I'm used to the airlines. But on the boat I've known them as deckhands. Now, on my only cruise they were referred to as stewards, but no stewardesses (no females).

Oh well.....
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Now, on my only cruise they were referred to as stewards, but no stewardesses (no females).
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