home depot stocks the smaller size tubes but if you have a multitude of cats SOMEONE'S going to appreciate the size they have there and you'll get an idea of how the stuff works. if you've got someone in construction that works with or around the peeps doing the concrete they might be able to snag you some scrap of the larger size too though :}
i'm not cool with declawing. i worked as a vet tech and just couldn't handle being a part of it usually. scary cat with epilepsy who would attack people before having a seizure and it was just so unpredictable because the first sign was the aggression... guy with AIDS with garbage immune system desperate to keep his cat but any scratches he got led to horrible infections. i dunno. i learned to never say never. but i don't think it's something i could stand to do to one of my pets. and couldn't really handle seeing a perfectly healthy paw mauled like that. anyway, i'm OCD enough and willing to totally tick them off enough that i do claw cap them, don't hate me
they just glare at me for a few minutes then go back to eating and sleeping and the furniture and small children are saved.
and the door frame. because before i did it one of my cats actually managed to rip off a side of my weenie indoor door molding by climbing it repeatedly. when she leaned back at the top it pried it away from the wall over the course of a few years. anyway... declawing- no, clawcapping- hooah!
lemme know how the project turns out? going to over and out in this thread for now since it's turning into a one on one hunkacatlove fest
pm me if you ever want to eh?