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Several months ago we adopted two kittens from the Milwaukee Humane Society; grandsons Noah and Gus picked them out.  It was a good experience for them and the cats. Now we’re training Sunflower (upper in pic) and Venus to be exclusive Natural Scratch clawers.  It takes patience and commitment—and a good cat-scratching post—but it’s fun to see them learn what they may claw with complete family approval.   Cats, like people, are inclined to do whatever they want until they’re educated that some behaviors are okay, others not.