Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Cusps

Tabby

Note the cusps of my claws. I spend hours filing them to a nice sharp point. Mrs. Human tells me not to bother as her furniture does not look so good with scrratches but they are not just scratches. They are the marks to show my possession, that it is now mine. Below the cusps of my paws is a support of pure claw, hard and firm. What is a feline without such a trace of possession. Of course I manicure my claws regularly, and that is where Mrs. Human and I tend to disagree.

She finds that a visit to the vet does it just as well, but he does not have a clue. He cuts my claws and leaves bunt cuspers at the end. What ia a feline with blunt claws? In the time of being worshipped as gods, you would never see a feline with blunt claws. I sharpen my claws where possible, and their cusps are nicely transformed to points. A feline must have a weapon to defend itself against territorial invaders. And now I must go, the table leg is calling for a sharpening process. Mrs. Human is out buying tins of tuna fish for me, and so I can manicure my cusps with no interference.

Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Cusps

4 thoughts on “Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Cusps

  1. Our last cat, Big Guy, sharpened his claws on three wildly expensive pieces of leather furniture and a matching sofa. It was the last time I tried for anything elegant in the house. Since then? Cloth. Covers. Just keeping it clean is a big deal.

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  2. Dear Tabby, I understand how you feel. While we canines don’t use our toenails as felines use their claws, they are still important tools. Our human sometimes clips them – usually Mindy’s. You should see Mindy resist. As for Bear and me, we maintain our claws by digging and taking long walks. Yours forever and ever, Dusty T. Dog

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    • Meow Dusty
      Claws are very useful for us felines to reach high places, because we get a good grip with them. We also need them for defending our territorial rights. I have even seen canines that flee at the sight of our claws. They are a good tool for establishing that cats are first.
      Tabby T. Cat

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