Sunday, November 02, 2008

No More Ouchie

One of the big concerns we had when we were waiting for Grace was how Lucy was going to react to having Grace around. Lucy loves people but can be a bit rambunctious at times. We were pretty happy in the first few months home that Lucy seemed to pretty much stay away from Grace and Grace wasn't very mobile so she couldn't get to Lucy, so all was good.

Grace just loves Lucy, she like nothing more than giving her hugs and kisses. Unfortunately Lucy is not always in the mood. Over the past month Lucy has bitten Grace a couple times, fortunately her bites aren't very hard, more like a warning to back off. This week we decided that something needed to be done when Lucy took a swat at Grace. The scratch didn't seem to bother her too much, she didn't cry or make much of a fuss about it. The results of the swat below.


So Jen went to work to find a solution to the problem, she found this cool product called Soft Paws that are little caps that you glue on the claws. We put them on this weekend and they seem to be working out OK.



She tried to pull them off for the first few hours but finally realized they are not going anywhere and seems to have forgotten about them. We will have to replace them about every six weeks but I think it will save us a bit of worry(as well as our furniture). They come in many different colors but Jen opted for pink as to make Lucy look as ridiculous as possible.





Jen is now jealous that the cat has a better manicure than her!

4 comments:

kris said...

I just love those pretty pink kitty nails! LOL!

Caroline said...

These are such a cool idea! I gotta get me (okay, the cat) some of these!

Anonymous said...

I LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT THE PINK PAWS...ONLY JEN WOULD FIND THE "PURRRFECT" SOLUTION TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY. LUCY IS NOW THE SMOOTHEST CAT!

Gail said...

Juat an FYI.
I used them on my cat and they never came off. One ended up growing around and into his pad.
Had to go to the Vets to have it removed it was sticking way into his paw pad!
Hopefully you will have better luck than I did.

p.s. I must say that Lucy is stylin in those pink nails!!