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declaw

(dē-klô′)
tr.v. de·clawed, de·clawing, de·claws
To remove the claws from: declaw a cat.
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Appendix Questionnaire (Adapted from [33]) Cat and Client History Form Owner name:-- Cat's name:-- Date:-- Contact Information: Phone #:-- E-mail:-- Breed:-- Date of Birth:-- Weight:-- lb/kg Sex: (circle one) FI FS MI MN Declawed? No:-- Yes:-- If yes, Front:-- All:-- Owned How Long?
(2007) found that wound sizes of manually declawed Cancer pagurus that died were larger than those that survived, suggesting that the extent of wounding is a major factor in crab mortality.
"We'll try to build a pride with these declawed lions."
Caption: In the 1957 movie the Incredible Shrinking Man, had the hero declawed his cat his problems would have been far less severe.
They surgically removed the pair of claws from one set of males and compared the amount of sperm transferred by them with a group of males who hadn't been declawed after they had all mated with receptive or unreceptive females.
But domesticated bliss has not declawed the drama queen from the Great White North who once wailed, "Every time I scratch my nails down someone else's back, I hope you feel it...Well can you feel it!" If anything, it has added a new dimension to her already rich, colorful and eccentric emotional workings.
The animal showed none of the usual evidence of captivity: wear from a collar, being declawed, neutered, or having a microchip; instead, all signs pointed to the animal being wild.
Freud, consider my cat, a declawed sissy boy Who spends his days
While many people may never eat insects even after they've been beheaded, declawed, and dewinged, they might eat insect flour or sports bars fortified with insect protein.
One 17-year-old said she'd "ensure that the kids got to keep their pets." When police first arrived at her home, her precious declawed Himalayan cat escaped through an open door and the girl was not allowed to look for the cat that she feared would not survive outside.
When the overfed, declawed, Las Vegas casino money recipient Newt Gingrich had some fun over Mitt Romney's ability to speak French, Europeans took notice.