YES ! YES !! YES !!! Pat and I just clipped SPIRIT'S claws short, and we had no fight from him. We played games & tickled tummy and he purred & kissed throughout all four feet. First step in Show Preparation for 17th - 18th Ancaster, Canadian Cat Association, competition. My VERY FIRST time venturing into this world of Showing. I think Spirit is an exceptional male, so I will seek the judges' opinions. Hope those Judges recognize a Champion when they see one (said with tongue firmly pushed into my cheek). Tomorrow is practice Show Bath. (At least I can't get scratched!).