At 08:47 PM 9/16/96 -0400, Michael J. Rider wrote:
Would (Eep!) de-clawing be used as a punishment for chronic
Unlikely. Declawing also involves amputating the extreme segment of each
digit. I don't know about other mammals, but if you ripped out a human's
fingernail, it would still grow back.
There are more ways a cat marks territory than just scratching
trees (couches, desks, curtains). Of course they would be impractical in
any advanced civilization. Are fences and national borders any less a way
of marking territory? There are obviously both in the Kats world. Kats
wouldn't use stratch and scent marks any more than humans do. They'd use
fences, treaties and deeds.
Outgrown?! I don't believe any species would 'outgrow' being
affectionate. You're thinking of Vulcan Kats maybe?
I wasn't referring to affection, but to grooming practices (cats
automatically start licking each other when another cat is next to them;
it's not always affection). Kats just find alternative ways of showing
normal affection (hugs, kisses, etc.) Last time I check I don' think I saw
any evidence that Jake licks Chance's back or vice versa. Then again, the
cartoon *is* aimed at minors...
Noah Sproat "Hard Drive" <email@example.com>