Mrs. CC here...I know what it's like when the hubby trims our cat's nails. Shady would bite if CC didn't stop her, and Cleo acts like an armadillo when it feels threatened; curling into a ball, denying access to her paws. How much fun is it to trim a Savannah's nails? Also, I'm curious...are SV's pretty loyal to their scratching posts? We don't have much of a problem with our Bengal scratching the furniture. Our Manx, on the other hand, needs quite a bit of verbal redirection. She really loves to dig her nails into our Berber carpet, and the back of the sofa. I've seen nail covers but am wondering how well they work. It would seem that they would pop off when nails are retracted, or don't they cover quite that much of the nail?