Love cats. Love 'em. And it occurred to me that I have a cool product to share with any of my readers that have a meow at home.
Do your cats scratch your children? Or worse, your furniture?
Do your cats knead your lap or arms as you hold them, destroying your jeans and scarring your skin?
Have you ever looked at your cat's claws and thought to yourself, "I wish I could put glitter on those scalpels."
WELL HAVE I GOT THE SOLUTION FOR YOOOOU.
SoftPaws! Yes, this is for real, and yes I have actually tried them. In fact, I have been a loyal customer for over 7 years (!).
SoftPaws are little plastic nail caps that act as a sheath for the daggers that are your cat's claws. Each pack comes with two tubes of non-toxic glue, and the caps last for weeks — or until your cat chews them off.
I will admit that my cat Olivia hates them and usually runs to a corner with her back to the world as she nibbles them off one by one within 10 minutes. Thank goodness the glue is non-toxic. For her, they were just for show; she wouldn't dare scratch a thing. She looked awesome with a hot pink cat-icure!
Theo, on the other paw, is a notorious scratcher of fine upholstery and shredder of favorite shirts. I trim his claws, but I swear they seem to regenerate into needles within 12 hours. So for him, SoftPaws are a Godsend.
If your friends know you're nail-obsessed and you happen to own a cat, I highly encourage putting these nail caps on for special occasions — great conversation piece. Your friends will think you've lost your mind... until you explain all the benefits of SoftPaws, and you'll watch their faces melt from eye-narrowed skepticism into begrudging admiration.
Oh, and guess what? They make them for DOGS, too! What better way to get your pooch looking swag and protect your wooden floors?
My fantasy is for OPI to team up with SoftPaws to release a special collection modeled after some of their iconic shades, like Lincoln Park After Dark or I'm Not Really A Waitress. If they did that, then I would force Ollie wear them, and I would have a matching manicure, and then I would have a Glamour Shots-style photo shoot with her.
A girl can dream.
Do any of you guys use SoftPaws?