Thursday, June 05, 2008


Many pet owners, for fear of tear to their expensive furnitures, have their pets declawed - the removal of claws from the pretty felines feet! Though the procedure is supposedly painless, I nevertheless think it is a cruel act, simply because animals that are supposed to have claws, have a need for them. God, has created each creature perfectly suited to its purpose and environment. And just because one value his furniture, or dress, or their own skin, that does not give one the right to such act.

Imagine, if you will, the moment we were born, our parents decided to have our tongues cut out, simply because they do not want to hear us bawling. The initial years may be bliss for them. But from then on...well, we suffer in silence as we can't talk! Not a pretty sight, is it? Further, while the procedure is supposedly painless, the poor creatures may feel the physical pain hours later. Er...I should know, as I was just declawed - had a toenail removed by a doctor.

Ever since 10-11 when my left foot suffered its longest problem, a toenail followed suit. I have tried numerous ways to mend the problem, but it continued plaguing me...till earlier this evening. On my last visit to Dr Bazam for the pain on my left leg, he suggested I have the toenail removed...declawed! Took me more than a month to decide, but finally decided on it last Tuesday, and had the appointment earlier today.

So, how do I know whether the post-procedure can be painful for those cats mentioned above? Well, its now about an hour after the procedure, and the toe is beginning to throb, and at times, quite madly too. I'm delaying taking the painkillers till later, where insyAllah, my sleep will not be interrupted. I am also praying that the small wound would heal sufficiently so that I can take part in the Carnival Rakyat, which, incidentally, is about pain as well...the pain of having the Sarkas around too long, sucking the blood of the people and the nation dry!

Now, imagine this: If each and everyone of us were to join the Carnival, we would be able to remove our pain, especially with regards to the after effects of the Petrol price hike! All we have to do is walk the streets in a peaceful and quiet manner, quite like many of us did during the 10-11. And if Sarkas does not want to go away, we will continue to walk and walk and walk.

For heaven's sake! Take a real look at the situation: the bloody Sarkas is already dying, and we are actually being merciful with them. Now, what's the medical term? Oh, Euthanasia, that's right! Because, if we don't do it, Euthanasia will be applied on us, by them. Except, they'll have no mercy about it. Just like what they are doing now.

OK, let's wheel! Oops! That's private kerpie's battle cry. I mean, let's samba. After all, we don't want to go dancing in the dark anymore, do we?


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

dont forget, neutering is another barbaric act, denying Allah's nature from taking its course.

hey, does this declawing process means you'll recover fully and will eventually be a gimp no more? good for both then. the pain will no longer bug you while the gimp tag will exclusively be mine...hehehehe...

* i'm keen to join you but may have to check with the situation at home first.

Anonymous said...

dear brother shah

declawing isnt good for cats or human beings (so to speak...i know we didnt have claws but nails... i like the term declawing though). it destablizes the perfectness of creation. and i think the process isnt something reversible. can we reclaw?
im sorry about the problem you are having with your feet. i pray everything would be fixed nicely soon.
about the oil and the carnival. i think at this rate the sarkas is performing their circus acts, the whole tent would be set on fire by 2012 (or maybe even earlier).

Kata Tak Nak said...

When I was about ten I was carrying a cangkul and walking along the edge of the drain next to my house when I slipped. The cangkul came down on the middle finger of my right hand and landed on my finger nail. Somehow it took a turn, tearing the nail off my finger instead of the finger itself. I was bleeding profusely with a declawed middle finger which eventually reclawed, to answer Shirzad. Was it painful? You bet the sarkas people's arse it did.

I just hope some of those lawmakers from the East decide to jump over and lets end this all once and for all.

cakapaje said...

Salam kerpie,

Yup! Just that, I could not use that as part of the write, unless I know of a eunuch somewhere, 'cause heavens, I surely am not one!

And bro, hate to disappoint you, but I'll still be wearing the tag, hehe :)

cakapaje said...

Salam shirzad,

Bro, having the toe not declawed, would lead to a more serious problem. Thus, between the 2 evil, I chose the lesser one.

And, as mentioned by Cikgu, insyAllah, my toe will reclaw as I did not opt for the permanent one.

Shoot! I am really hoping - praying - it will be my birthday gift!, the bringing down of curtains on the Sarkas, that is. Guess, each of us will have to work harder towards that. InsyAllah, it will come.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

Oooh! That was painful! My emak experienced something similar to yours, only a few years back.

The Sabahans have been likened to the Kelantanese, where they'll pick anyone they like, not for the goods delivered, but either for their belief, or simply because they don't like the other party. Let's pray they act on both instances. For my interaction and experience with the Sabahans, many of them do not like the Sarkas, what else to be part of their show.

Snowflake said...

I'm not going to talk about "cat declawing". But, if ever I know of anyone doing it, believe me, I'll claw the person myelf.
Anyway, in order for you to recuperate from the heal so that you could join the CR, my advise is that you do not exert too much.
CR or no CR, your well-being comes first okay.

Anonymous said...

Anok Oghe Tupat - AKA Org Minyak Yg Dah X leh Jadi Org Minyak Sbb Minyak Naik. Tq F**k Lah.


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cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam snowflake, calls me 'Tiger', which basically is a cat. The doctor 'declawed' me; you are not going to claw him, are you? lol! But I agree with you.

Hmm...tough choice there, between CR and my wellbeing. Perhaps should the wound still persist at the time, I would have to toss a coin :) But thank you for your concern.

cakapaje said...

Salam Anok Oghe Tupat,

Kawe ni bukon gapo, doh maleh nok bising bising logi doh...buak keghing tokak jo. La ni, kawe nyanyi lagu 'rock n roll' - dok bertindok; tibo maso untuk bertemu teman teman kat jalan, kawe gi jo...mudohkan? Mu pun gitulah!

mOEha Aziz said...

salam ya akhi,


cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam ya Muha,

Alhamdulillah, sudah selamat sampai ke rumah ye :)