We are in the process of moving out and buying our own condo. We need to do a lot of work on the new place- new carpets, hardwood, plus we are buying a new couch. My boyfriend wants to have our cat de-clawed but I"ve always felt like it's unnecessary and inhuman to do so. He does claw the carpet now at times and I scold him for it. He has ripped up one of our old office chairs but because it was so old, I just let him. Probably not a good idea! He is an inside cat, so he never goes, and never will go outside. So...my question is have you every de-clawed your cat? Do you think it's a good idea? Or a cruel thing to do? We are looking forward to buying nice pieces of furniture and a clean carpet and certainly don't want them to get ruined. thanks!