How about making toe trimming a game to be played. Which was what I did and all I needed to do was to tell Riamfada 'Toe Toe' and she would think it was a game for me to file her toe nails.
That took about a week for me to con her it was a wonderful game.
In meanwhile, my blood and marrow from her sharp claws dripped down my arm.
Too many details to copy and paste here. Photos of my arm too gruesome to show here. http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2008/11/
Look into above on entries on nail filer or filing of claws and perhaps you all might have a much easier and fun fill time in claw filing.