Cat was warned that he should not use supervisor/owner's furniture to satisfy his clawing needs. Cat was informed that there were other avenues available (specifically two scratching posts) to satisfy his clawing needs.
Cat also refused to allow the supervisor/owner to trim his claws in an orderly fashion, often lashing out by scratching or biting. This often lead to potential safety hazards, primarily involving biomedical situations.
Cat was warned that repeated instances of this clawing or biting could lead to further disciplinary action that would be include potential suspension or termination.
Signed: Bob Timmermann, Supervisor/Owner
Response from Union Representative
Stanley L. Snagglepuss of Felines in Urban Residences (FUR), Local 5
Speaking on behalf of Mr. Cat, I must state that he is quite dismayed by this action. He has said that he was never clearly informed of the rules regarding which materials were designated as acceptable clawing surfaces. Clawing is a very important ritual for Mr. Cat and he has suffered great psychological stress trying to figure out what to claw.
Furthermore, Mr. Cat has been traumatized by what he feels have been violent attacks on his unique feline nature by management with the nail trimming scissors. At first, he assumed that management was attempting to hurt him. This problem was exacerbated by management shooting a spray of water at Mr. Cat from a blue bottle.
Mr. Cat believes that further attempts to denigrate his character in this fashion by management may result in the filing of a formal grievance or the possibility of legal action.