And since no thread is complete without pictures - here is my favorite of him! He's really a lovely cat other than this recent vet performance.
Clearly a threat to all mankind.
He has fangs.... and he leaps!
Since claw trimming has been brought up - I trim his regularly. He usually lays on his back with his paws in the air. Seriously, his performance at the vet was VERY out of character! We're going to try "training" to hopefully make future visits more pleasant, so I might be back with more questions for you cat experts!