Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The kittens get their first nail trim


NOOOO She TOUCHED US!!! 
Well the kitten's nails were a little too sharp for my comfort of trying to get them to run all over me, so it was time to give them a nail trim. I knew I had to go slow, and to make this as positive as I possibly could (yes, you can laugh now). I have to say it went surprisingly well.  These kittens are very comfortable with themselves and with the environment, it is just me they don't like and my grabby hands. When I am able to put my hands on them, they generally freeze though, realizing they don't have much of a chance to get away, and starting to trust that I will let them go if they ask. Mary was the least amused by it all, but I was able to get through it fairly quickly and while she still didn't like me, she didn't seem to like me any less afterwards.

They are starting to trust that I am not going to capture them without some warning, so they are happy and content to play and be silly and have wrestling matches as long as they are just outside of my arm's reach plus another foot or two.


12 comments:

  1. I have 13 that could use your skillz...

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  2. It sounds like it was easier to trim their nails than Binga's. MOL

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  3. It sounds WAY easier to clip their nails than ours. We don't have any part of that, much to the head peep's consternation.

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  4. That first picture and caption made me laugh out loud! Oh, the agony. :)

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  5. Mommy says this post reminded her that we need a pawdicure. Oh oh.

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  6. it is interesting to watch them develop....without his siblings around, Nashville has turned a corner and decided the mom isn't so bad :)

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  7. Congrats on the premier nail clip! Did you keep all of your blood? LOL

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  8. That sounds easier to trim their nails than mine he he... Purrs, Pixie

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  9. So you came away from the first nail trimming unscathed? Good going!

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  10. It's a major production around here. It involves days of planning and whispering between the humans.

    Emma and Buster

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  11. Funny how some pets don't mind having their nails cut others act like you are trying to cut their throat.........hell I know some people who are like that

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  12. Bravo! I have to give you big props for this.You are amazing at what you do, Connie! It would take so much patience to clip all of those little tiny kitten nails.

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