Subject: Re: Kats, Cats, felines...
From: Daniel Pawtowski
Date: 9/16/1996 5:39 PM

sucking.'  One assumes _that_ would be thought of as a bad habit in a
similar way to fingernail chewing in kat society.  There are hairballs,

  Hmm.  I guess that would be "fingerclaw", as Kats likely don't have
fingernails.  They're just a poor remnant of the claws that we humans
lost a long time ago.  Admittedly, I do recall comments about "having my
nails done" on the show. Chalk up stuff like that to a writer not 
paying enough attention to anatomy.  It's a kids show, such minor slips
are acceptable.
   I suppose one could speculate that a Kat flashing claws is somewhat
similar to a human baring teeth or pulling a knife.  Not done in "polite"
society, but commonly used as a built-in utility tool (one generally
dosen't whip out a Swiss Army Knife and start opening packages at a 
formal dinner party, either).  
  Hmm.  I wonder if things like nail polish work on retractable claws?
Anybody know what a conventional cat thinks if it's done to them?

        Has anyone brought up scratching posts or how appropriate using

  I do recall T-Bone remarking about somebody looking "like an old
scratching post" when describing someone who had gotten pounded. 
Can't recall the exact wording or an episode, though.  It's easy enough 
to imagien that Kats have developed claw-trimming devices for hygene the
same way humans have nail clippers and emery boards.
  So... how _would_ a Kat react to an electric razor?  *ouch*

                                       Daniel Pawtowski