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  • Linda Fischbach
    I just posted a site http://www.felinecrf.org/giving_sub-qs_giving_set.htm#clothes_peg_trick Remember, this doesn t always work for all cats. Linda ... From:
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 29, 2007
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      I just posted a site
      http://www.felinecrf.org/giving_sub-qs_giving_set.htm#clothes_peg_trick

      Remember, this doesn't always work for all cats.

      Linda

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "jamander33" <justinamanda@...>
      To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:05 AM
      Subject: [FH] Re: has anyone heard of this?


      > Oh please, I want to know more about this as well. We have a rough
      > time with Griffin with meds, stresses him out way too much. Please,
      > please describe in a little more detail. Thank you, Amanda and
      > Griffin
      >>
      >>
      >> I think this is incredible and thanks so much for sharing it. I
      >> wonder if you would mind describing this a little bit more. I
      > would
      >> like to try it on one of mine to get her nails clipped. Are you
      > using
      >> an ordinary type wooden clothespin, the kind with the little
      > springy
      >> things in them? I try to picture this but I'm wondering if that
      >> clothespin is deep/long enough to get a good grip on the fur. I'm
      >> thinking that if it isn't able to pick up enough of the fur I will
      >> end up pinching her. How much of the scruff do you clip off or
      > hold
      >> in the pin?
      >>
      >> Wendy
      >>
      >> --- In cats-healthandbehav <mailto:cats-healthandbehavior%
      > 40yahoogroups.com>
      >> ior@yahoogroups.com, "Sarah"
      >> <sectheatre@> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > I've posted a couple times about Peggy, our 3 legged former
      >> > feral "foster" cat. (It's in quotes because we've had her a
      > year.)
      >> > Several of those posts have been about her intense fear of being
      >> held
      >> > or confined and the very violent way she reacts (including
      > sending
      >> > two of us to the ER in the same day).
      >> >
      >> > Well we actually found a solution last night
      >> >
      >> > But back up first. Monday evening we decided she really needed
      > her
      >> > claws trimmed so my wife picked her up and tried to wrap her in
      > a
      >> > blanket- which worked last time. Didn't work this time. I ended
      > up
      >> > dripping blood and we gave up.
      >> >
      >> > Then yesterday I remembered something I read online about how to
      >> > utilize the accupressure points on the back of the neck to calm
      > a
      >> cat
      >> > down by using clothespins.
      >> >
      >> > So I tried it first on my mild mannered Tigger. I clipped some
      >> > clothespins at the back of his neck-in the same area you would
      >> scruff
      >> > a cat in. Tigger immediatly dropped down to the bed and gave me
      >> > this `I'm in heaven" look.
      >> >
      >> > This braved me enough to try Peggy. I sat on the floor and
      > petted
      >> on
      >> > her and very quickly clipped the first clip to her. She
      > immediatly
      >> > laid down and chilled. After adding a couple more- I could pick
      > her
      >> > up, hold her in my lap and trim her nails with no problem. I
      > could
      >> > even hold her to my face and give her hugs and kisses. When we
      > were
      >> > done, I calmly removed the clips and she got up and walked away,
      >> not
      >> > at all traumatized.
      >> >
      >> > It was the most amazing thing I've ever seen and I feel SOOO
      > much
      >> > better about her future. Before I was worried because I had no
      > idea
      >> > how we would ever get her to the vet or give her meds if
      > necessary.
      >> >
      >> > I'm guessing proper scruffing could probably do the same thing,
      > but
      >> > I've never been able to get a good grip before she turned around
      >> and
      >> > bit the heck out of me. This way worked SOOO much better.
      >> >
      >> > Hope this can help someone else too.
      >> >
      >> > -Sarah
      >> >
      >>
      >>
      >>
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