That wasn't fun

@sallypup (30128)
Moses Lake, Washington
June 25, 2016 9:59pm CST
Takes just a second to change the world. I was on the front deck, calling to Beau Teak to come in. I had the front door mostly closed. I heard the door moving behind me. I turned and there was Sonny J, big boy kitty, prying the door open cause he wanted outside. Just that quick I realized he had outsmarted himself. One of his front claws was caught tight in the rubber bottom seal of the door. I can't kneel these days. I held Sonny and his 16 pound furry bulk still and called to my poor hubby- he'd been trying to nap. He came over very quietly so as not to startle and upset Sonny. He managed to wiggle the claw free but for a few breaths it looked like we could have been dealing with a ripped claw. (We are not into declawing cats.) Sonny J. shook himself and stalked off for a snack when he was freed from the door.
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@TRBRocks420 (86059)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Jun 16
Smokey used to get his claws stuck climbing my curtains and, I had to do that.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 16
Im short and our cat managed to get her claws st u ck up close to t he ceiling and I had to get my hubby to untangle her He managed to get a couooe o f claw marks as the cat panicked.
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@sallypup (30128)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jun 16
@TRBRocks420 Poor Smokey kitty.
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@TRBRocks420 (86059)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Jun 16
@sallypup Not declaw him. I would never do that, just help him get his claws out of the curtain.
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@pgntwo (22751)
• Alanya, Turkey
26 Jun 16
Not quite another life spent ;)
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@sallypup (30128)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jun 16
@pgntwo True. Sonny should have some of his nine lives still.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jun 16
He kept his dignity despite the inconvenience.
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@sallypup (30128)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic True. How odd for a cat to be almost out the door to freedom then not out!
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@TheHorse (75152)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Jun 16
Is Beau Teak a parrot?
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@sallypup (30128)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jun 16
@TheHorse Beau Teak is a Siamese cat. I rescued him from our horrid animal shelter. I wanted to call him Teak cause of his heritage. Hubby said then hey, why not Beau Teak? (We both are writers and play with words.)
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@GardenGerty (105495)
• United States
26 Jun 16
My daughter's kitty wanted to claw the grandma chair but she got her claws hung. It made her mad, and I think it slowed down that clawing reflex. I am glad Sonny got freed with no further injury.
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@sallypup (30128)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jun 16
@GardenGerty I know it is messy but I keep a cardboard box plus floor scratching posts around cause the cats tend to scratch and beat those up more than chairs when the messy others are available.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 16
we never declawed our cats either we did not think that was right to do.
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@sallypup (30128)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jun 16
@Hatley Look at your own fingernails and keep looking till you get to the first joint. That's how much nail bed needs to be taken out when a cat is declawed. Barbaric and yup, painful.
@josie_ (8012)
• Philippines
26 Jun 16
16 lbs. is a big cat. Good thing it manage to stay calm in his situation. I wouldn't want those claws accidentally scratching me.
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@sallypup (30128)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jun 16
@josie_ Sonny is huge for a cat. He also has a very mellow nature when he is with his people. He often pats me and keeps his claws nicely in when he does.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
26 Jun 16
I know cats like to pretend nothing bother them.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
26 Jun 16
Our cats have gotten into quite the predictaments getting their claws stuck too.
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