8 oz? My goodness, how enormous! They are SOOOO cute. I love the photo with the dalmation.
On the declawing issue, I believe there are several proactive things you can do if you want to work with Ms. Peel. I think that you can put (temporarily) aluminum foil on the corners of the furniture that she is clawing (it's really icky to the cats to claw foil) and also put a scratching post in close proximity. Then when she tries one, direct her to the other. I know it's not easy, but I think it would be worth it.