How many of you have furniture that is shredded? Is it because that's the only good stuff for you to put your claws on? Though Mom and Dad tell me that I've done many bad things, one thing I generally don't do is scratch on the furniture. Now, I admit that I AM a lucky cat because I get to go outside. There are SO MANY great things to scratch out there. I especially like and highly recommend tree trunks. But there are times when I want to just stay inside. For those times, I highly recommend my scratching post:
It's made of a nice scratchy rope and I love it.
You can see I've really made my mark on it. (Okay, okay, Mom says that I have to give credit to Bathsheba too.)
Mom thinks that I might need a replacement since the wood is showing through, but that just means it's broken in.
When I really get into it, I even have some back paw action.
The only flaw in my scratcher is that the base is not heavy enough and when I get very excited, it can tip. Dad sometimes helps me out by putting his foot on the top. He likes to wear flip flops which can be dangerous when my claws are flying!
A little catnip on the base can add an extra dimension (if you know what I mean) and I highly recommend it.
I have another official scratching post out on my deck, but it's handmade and has a story of its own. Another time for that . . . .
Keep on scratching!