So, my darling BF. He likes cats- he wants to own a couple, but he's nowhere near my caliber of kitty love. (he wants two; I want 8.) When I cautiously asked him how he felt about declawing, he said "if their claws become a problem, sure, why not." We were talking about cat trees and wet food vs. dry food and such, and he was confused as to why people would spend so much on a cat.
Well, over the last few weeks (we're getting our first kitty tomorrow) I have been working at him, trying to convince him to see things the TCS way.
Last night we went to Petco, and were looking at food- I was convinced I'd have a heck of a time convincing him we need to feed the cats wet only- but we were looking at ingredients and he was horrified by what they put in dry (and some wet!) He was all "animal digest?! meat BY-PRODUCTS??!! EW!" and we settled on Natural Balance. He was looking at prices (I winced when I saw that) and he said hmmm, $20 for 24 cans, not bad!
Then we were looking at condos and scratching posts, and he offhandedly said "it just makes so much more sense to get one of these than declaw... more fun for everyone involved!" I laughed. He was looking at the $100+ ones and didn't seem too shocked by the prices
now if only I could get him to agree on 5 cats... eventually...