...i had to sign an addendum after i adopted my cat that listed several rules and requirements, including spaying or neutering, and declawing with a letter from attending veterinarian. i flipped out until a friend pointed out the check list at the bottom of the addendum. letter from attending veterinarian was marked off for me. i told the landlord that i adopted my cat, that he was five years old, and that i would bring him to the vet when i got a chance. i did not mention the declawing thing b/c i figured if i kept quiet i wouldn't be bothered. she is very nice and has said nothing about it. she offered to check on my cat for me b/c he was sick for a couple weeks. i concluded that the checked off box means that she does not expect me to declaw, or she does not intend to seek proof that i have declawed. i want to remain quiet about the issue b/c i don't think it is an issue, but if i mention it it will be an issue. this is my first cat and i am against the procedure. i keep worrying about it and i don't know why. my cat is well behaved and has softpaws on his front feet. if she turned around one day and said declaw your cat i would show her the softpaws and fight it. friends have encouraged the procedure, which erks me. would you agree that she doesn't expect me to declaw b/c of the checked off box?
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2/12/08 at 9:10am