i have to do my eldest's every time i'm visiting. she won't let my mother do it. i've never hit the quick. but for some reason, as she's gotten older, her claws have become really thick and hard to cut. i guess because she's not running around outside and climbing up trees anymore. i bet she misses that.
the youngest doesn't really need his doing as he still does run around outside a lot. and i like to leave them sharp in case he gets in any trouble. he hates having them clipped anyway.
i'm sure buckley will heal in no time.