Barney the kitten is not good at retracting his claws. At 6 months, you would have thought he’s got the hang of it by now, but no.
Barney the kitten enjoys generally terrorising our cat Echo (who you may rememeber from here and here), mainly consisting of chasing her round, jumping on her, swiping at her face etc.
Add the two togehter, and you end up with a violent kitten and a stressed out cat.
Over the weekend, Barney the kitten quite literally got his claws into Echo and would not let go, leaving a little wound. She kept it clean – ‘fine,’ I thought. But with the wound getting bigger and sorer and the little shit kitten getting nastier and nastier, I had to take Echo to the vets this morning for an anti-biotics shot. She now has a shaven rump, is condemned to the Cone Of Shame for at least a week and is therefore a sad kitty.
So the dilemma continues. If Barney is like this with a cat which can (or should be able to) protect itself, what is Barney going to be like with a newborn baby?