cats claws

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They’re not actually taking the claws out right??? Isn’t that bad?? I’m sorry I’m a spoilsport :(

QUICK CAT ANATOMY LESSON AND TRIVIA TIME!!!  :D

To trim a cat’s nails you must first make the claw stick out, which they keep tucked upwards in their paw.  They’re different from dog paws, where the nails are always out.  Trimming the very tip of the nail when it grows too long is the equivalent of trimming the tip of your own nails, not permanently removing the whole thing.  

Here is what a cat’s foot looks like normally.  The claw is pulled upwards by contracting the ligament, so it doesn’t get dull while the cats walk.  Cats need them sharp for hunting!  (I’m talking about all members of the cat family here)

Here is what the paw looks like when the claw is out and the ligament is extended.

A cat’s claw grows out of the last knuckle of their paw and contain nerves and blood vessels.  Removing a cat’s claws (aka declawing)  is the equivalent of amputating the last knuckle of your finger, so I do not recommend it. 

(Note:  I graduated college with a degree in biology with an emphasis in ecology and conservation.  My first job out of college was a zookeeper intern, then after my internship I worked in the education and conservation department of that zoo.  So I know a thing or two about animals.)  ^_~

(Images courtesy of catster.com)

Claws out for today!

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Same Dynamic Couples Headcanons

-Omega couples arguing somewhat often but never having really serious fights because as soon as one of them realizes that the other is really upset, they shift into mothering mode and immediately start trying to make their mate feel better

-When Alpha couples argue it’s always a very loud and intimidating thing where they are both trying to make the other submit to them and most of the time it ends with the winner of the argument fucking and marking up the other because they feel the need to completely assert their dominance

-Beta couples arguing less than other same dynamic couples because they generally share a very close bond and find it difficult to do or say anything that could harm that bond

-Omega couples being insanely cuddly all the time and often enjoying cuddles just much as they enjoy sex, if not a little more so

-Male Omega couples always alternating on who gets to top, unless the couple has clear preferences on who takes on which role

-Alpha couples most often low-key arguing about who gets to top, wrestling around as a form of foreplay until one has the other pinned and impatient enough to agree to bottom

-Cute little Omega couples sharing all their clothes and often purposefully wearing each other’s sweaters just to stay close to their mate’s scent when they are apart

-Omega couples doing each others hair and makeup and filing each other’s nails and being so content to be able to tend to each other even in simple ways

-One Alpha getting sick and being too proud and stubborn to willingly allow another Alpha to take care of them, but their mate is also too stubborn to just allow them to suffer alone so they try to take care of them anyway. Attempting to feed them soup and impatiently trying to sweet talk them into taking their medicine because they know they can’t demand it without their sick mate becoming more resistant. And despite how frustrating they know it is for their mate to not allow them to care for them, they will be just as difficult when they inevitably get sick as well and it’s the others turn to play nurse

-Beta couples that enjoy people watching in crowded places and using their heightened sense of smell to try and figure out what people are feeling and then making up funny stories about them to make each other laugh

-An Omega couple hanging out with an Alpha couple and the Alphas low-key keeping an out to make sure no other Alphas try bothering their friends, and the Omegas knowing that their presence will keep other Omegas from approaching and flirting with the Alphas and making everyone uncomfortable. So it’s a really beneficial friendship for everyone involved

-When one Alpha is in rut the other willingly takes on the submissive role because despite having the urge to be the dominant one, they know exactly what the other is going through and they want to make things as easy for their mate as possible

-A kinky Omega couple whose heats have synced up so they hire an Alpha from an agency to “assist” them during their heat and happily take turns watching the other be fucked and knotted