Sometimes, Golden, sometimes....you have a way of testing our cranial capacity.
Good, because this tested mine, and it is nice to see how others view it.
So now my view:
I hate and detest the thought of declawing, it is not done in the UK, never heard of it until I came here, and it just sounds awful. The thought of doing it to an adult cat who has lived outside all its life well I just couldn't.
I also have concerns about apartment life, and did have to laugh when I was told off for comparing apartment life to a prison cell, but to the cat that is what it may feel like. I am sad that she has chosen to take the cat, take it to the vet and get all the work done, then see how it settles down.
Some people think I'm cruel because I think that possibly the cat would be better being euthed than living in misery. She may adapt well to home life, here is my barn cat, brought in as a kitten
looks unhappy doesn't she? But she was a kitten, she still has her claws, and has free access indoors and out.