Re: Reason #1002 to NOT own a cat
A couple of things:
1) I just re-read my earlier post and noticed an error. It should read vaccinate at 6-8 weeks old with boosters every 3-4 WEEKS (not months).
2) Trimming the back nails is only necessary if they start to get long. Wrapping the cat up in a towel is a good way to restrain them while you do the trimming.
3) It is a good idea to have a scratching post indoors for the cat, especially if she won't get outside much. As TC said, squirt-guns are good for discouraging scratching on furniture.