As the designated feline toenail trimmer, I never cease to be amazed at how unevenly our cats’ claws seem to grow. The cats are subjected to claw trimming reasonably regularly. It’s usually bought about after an unfortunate lap experience. I’m minding my own business with a cat snoozing in my lap and then realize that the cat has skewered my sweatpants with an errant claw and is now stuck.
Nobody likes the claw-clothing extrication process, so we try not to repeat it. I usually examine the offending paw and discover that only one claw is causing a problem. It’s very strange. I mean my fingernails don’t seem to grow unevenly, why does a cat’s?
I have no answer to this question, and my cats aren’t telling. Troi is still offended about the last claw trimming procedure actually. She regards anything that’s Not Her Idea as a very bad thing. And realistically, having her claws trimmed really is never her idea. She always seems quite pleased with herself for having grown a 1/2-inch thumbnail and I really rain on her parade. After all, those of us with holes in our sweatpants are somewhat less impressed with such an accomplishment.