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Old 07-01-2008, 11:02 AM   #51
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did you ever wonder if you were mentally challenged, and everyone was just being really nice to you because of it.

i have.
People are nice to you BT?
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #52
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did you ever wonder if you were mentally challenged, and everyone was just being really nice to you because of it.

I HAVE.
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:13 PM   #53
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no, it is more like taking off your fingernails... which only hurts for like a week. All of my previous cats have been declawed and lived very long and happy lives.

I bet there are a lot of bums that would give the tips of their fingers to live in a house, get fed and be loved. Why would a cat be any different?

true but the bum has a choice.

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:06 AM   #54
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It shouldn't be double-sided... why would you want to stick to your chair or couch if you brushed against it? Let alone have a cat or dog or child stick to it either?!?

Nope, plain old simple flimsy-as-heck tape did the trick for me.


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Old 07-03-2008, 07:56 AM   #55
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It shouldn't be double-sided... why would you want to stick to your chair or couch if you brushed against it? Let alone have a cat or dog or child stick to it either?!?

Nope, plain old simple flimsy-as-heck tape did the trick for me.


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I used double sided because I was using it on a door, not a couch.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:08 PM   #56
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This is OT but I have a mentally challenged daughter and many of her friends are also mentally challenged and they all hate the word retarded. It is used as an insult and a derogatory term so much in the US.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:10 PM   #57
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Agreed, FM.. alot of kids use it to make fun of others.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:21 PM   #58
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That is true. A lot of people do hate that term and it is used as an insult (which disgusts me). An equal amount of people hate the opposite. My brother in law is retarded. He and his parents and sister (my wife) have fought for years to have people call him what he is, retarded. They find it insulting that people think it is such a horrible thing to be called what he is. He is retarded and he is not ashamed to say that he is.

I am not saying that people should be called or not be called xyz. Each person needs to decide for themselves (or family in the case they are not functioning enough to make the decision) what they want to be called.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:29 PM   #59
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I think it's the simple fact that people are uneducated about mental handicaps. I don't consider people who are labeled "handicapped" to be handicapped at anything at all. It was God's will for them to be the way they are, and they are no less of a human being and are definitely not handicapped at what matters - love. They are just different from what society considers normal - so what?

But, to not deter anyone from the point of the thread, I say try those Soft Paws. They aren't for every cat, but most cats seem to do well with them. If you use them, make sure you find out how to trim the nails properly so that they don't bleed, but also be careful because when the nails start to grow back they may get caught on blankets or fabrics. If you plan on making the new kitty an indoor one, that is. If it is outdoor I don't recommend anything that keeps it from using it's claws.
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So, talk about stray kitties! My husband brought a kitten home the other day. It's Mama was nowhere to be found. It was skinny as a rail and living in the woods next to where he works. He drives a tractor trailor and the trucks go in and out of a gate right next to the woods. He was afraid it would get run over so he brought it home. We were going to "fatten" it up a little bit and then give it away but I've grown attached.

Any ideas on a name for this little girl?
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