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Muffin's nightmare: declawing

Penelope Smith attention was called one day on a cat, Muffin, who scratched and bit her people. Little Muffin had been adorable until humans, in a very short period of time, removed her claws and sterilized her. When Penelope Smith got in touch with her, she discovered a traumatized animal. The cat's belly was hurting. She had pain in her paws and was furious at the cruelty of her people towards her. Penelope discovered that nobody had taken the time to explain to the cat what had happened. Also, her clients had not realized that declawing, a current operation in our society is not something which has necessarily to be done. According to animals, the operation is often accompanied by emotional and physical sufferings, which can sometimes linger on. Penelope explained that declawing had made Muffin feel vulnerable because they have removed an "advanced" part of her defense system. Furthermore, when the cat stuck her claws in a tree or in any other object dedicated to that, she not only exercised her claws, but also took the opportunity to stretch, to line up her vertebrae and to activate her systemic circulation. This is obviously hard to do when claws have been removed. What is more, the absence of claws modifies the sensitivity of the animal's paws and makes it sometimes painful for him/her to scrape his/her litter, with the consequence that they have to search for new places to do  their businesses, sometimes in the house... The talk Penelope Smith had with Muffin and the advice she gave her at that time pacified the animal. The people from the household helped Muffin to find her serenity by giving her sweet massages and devoting more of their time to her, in particular by playing with her. Muffin returned gradually to being the adorable cat that she had been, because now her people seemed to understand her.

This story has been borrowed from Penelope Smith book "Animal talk: interspecies telepathic communication" (Beyond words publishing, Inc., Hillsboro, Oregon, USA. 1999. pp. 93-95)