As much as I catch TeamMorris' cat being naughty, I agree with her.
I'm not a fan of declawing, but I've always had indoor/outdoor pets. Our neighborhood has a hierarchy. The neighbor's cats used to rule before they moved. Our new neighbors have 4 dogs. A few swiped noses redefines the hierarchy. You gotta give them a chance, or keep them in the house.
I'd hate to keep ours in the house. They LOVE to walk in the woods with me. I wouldn't get a big dog without a big yard. I wouldn't get a cat or a dog unless I had a yard they could enjoy.