So as long as we are being honest. I am not for or against declawing. None of my cats are declawed but I have had declawed cats in the past. I know its a huge debate but I am not going to flame anyone for doing it. *shrugs* I have come close to having Juno declawed just because she is so naughty, but I never did it, I don't know why, just didn't. I got couch covers and the only thing they scratch is my area rugs. They did try the regular carpet and I freaked but it was a one time thing. I rent, and if they started scratching at the carpet in here I would have them declawed. So far so good. Yay, for nice new huge cat tree to scratch!