Tigers, lions, jaguars, bobcats, lynxes, servals, leopards and cougars - all of them were getting better. An African lioness had her paw repair surgery and we bandaged her feet in dark green wrap. Most cats don't like anything on their paws, and lionesses are no exception, but Naala kept her bandages on for a week after repair surgery. It was as if she felt her new "shoes" were making her feet feel better. We tried to get them off but she wouldn't let us. They were hers. Bandages can only stay on for short periods of time without potentially causing damage to the limb within them. The day that we had schedules to knock her down to take them off came and that day, I had a visitor. He had been sent to me by our mutual friend, Jean. The two of them had recently rescued a declawed cat who had been dumped in a local parking lot. That's why they were discussing declawing and that's why my visitor, Hernan Molina, deputy to the Mayor of West Hollywood, John Duran, was there that day. I looked at Naala and I looked at Hernan and put the two together. I said, "Why don't we make it illegal to declaw cats in West Hollywood?" Little did I know that that request would change my life forever.