I've thought about this too. I wonder if anyone's done it and the results. I know it's possible to remove the "claw part" from the rest, so maybe I'll try that and just let the tail dangle before I go cutting it off.
Don't do it!!! I tried it and it doesn't work the top part becomes too floppy and twists around, rendering the whole thing useless.
mama to C (1/9/10) and I (7/11/12)
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