Sunday, November 28, 2010

Walking in the Park

Bujang got very curious last Wednesday morning. Then I saw who it was then he was looking at...
It was femme fatale Minah...
She flirted with him ...
She showed him her impressive girth :)
They circled each other warily...
Bujang gave me a stern reminder that I should never get in between 2 cats...

It was my fault. I had to persuade him to go home early as I had to get to work but Bujang was still interested in looking at Minah. So when I tried to lift him up, he jumped and held onto my arms, digging all 20 claws into it1 OUCH! I did not try to jerk my hand away but rather tried to unhook his claws from my arm. The pain was unimaginable! Once I got him onto the ground I had to get him into the carrier. he was very angry and hissed.

I think its time I got the vet to cut his nails, even if this meant he has to be sedated as THAT is the only way to cut them. His nails have not been cut for 2 years as no one is brave enough to take him on. I had tried the treats training but it did not work at all. He ate his treats but growled everytime we tried to touch his paws.

So in Dec maybe with his sedation, I could get him micro-chipped, get a blood test done (after 6 years) and cut the nails as short as possible. I think its about time as he could seriously hurt grandma or anyone else who is a little careless with him. I will discuss this with the vet if there is any other way to do it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Getting pets sedated for non-emergency procedure may not meet the approval of some vets! I have a bird w the same problem and was told to get a coconut shell to get its beak and nails trimmed.
Teeth scaling is another procedure to add to the list as build-up of plague/tartar could cause heart/health problems.

KXBC said...

Wow! 2 years is a mighty long time.

I have problems trimming the claws of CC too. He just will not let anyone touch his paws, esp the hind legs. Maybe it's a male cat thing. :)

But I have sort of found a way to cut his claws. The Wife will sayang him which is what he adores and when he is slightly distracted, I will whip out the clipper and try my best. I will usually get to trim 2 or 3 claws in one shot before he gets agitated.

We do this almost fortnightly, hoping to trim his claws as best as we can.

We have no such issues with the rest. They usually submit to us.