Okay, I'm not a big time cat owner. I've only had cats since we moved into this house 4 yrs ago. So you can probably fit what I know about them into a thimble. Bruce came to live with us a couple of months ago. (stay kitten) He is the most utterly SWEET cat I've ever been around. Soaks up affection like a sponge. Never hurts the grandkids even if they accidentally hurt him. Patient. Uses the litterbox without fail. Bruce would be perfect except for a few issues. His claws are SHARP. I mean razor sharp. Last night he was feeling neglected and decided to leap onto my lap at the computer. He didn't quite make it and out came the CLAWS. OMG did it hurt. (and I've got the puncture wounds to prove it) This is a common thing. He's not doing it to be mean. But everyone in the family except the grandkids have battle wounds. lol And I'm afraid it's getting old fast. Issue two. Bruce is playful as heck. Don't need to buy him toys. He'll literally play with anything. Including my table cloth which he has shredded. (just discovered) The back of my computer chair. (he likes to pouce me) The couch. So long time cat owners.....HELP! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/why.gif Shadow our long time cat has never done this stuff. She just sleeps. lol I know I could get him declawed, but honestly I think that's a bit mean. lol Hurts me just to thing about it. Is there some other thing I could be doing to help at least curb the shredding of everything during his pouncing sessions???