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Scratchers

Posted by terrepruitt on August 29, 2015

A cat came into our lives in 2000.  So we were blessed to have had her as our cat for fourteen years.  She had a few scratching posts and things to scratch on.  Well, she had two scratching posts, an area where cats are supposed to scratch on her tower, and another horizontal carpeted scratcher.  She never really scratched anywhere else except when she wasn’t feeling well.  That is how I knew she wasn’t feeling well.  When she got sick she started scratching on the bottom steps in the stair case.  Our stairs are split so she had two steps to scratch up.  The bottom two steps are all torn up.  Lovely.  I didn’t know about cardboard scratchers until The Dancing Cat came into town.  They introduced me to the cardboard things that the cats scratch on.  If I had know about them perhaps they would have saved our stairs.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia at the San Jose Community Centers, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYo, Nia TechniqueI don’t remember ever seeing them when I would look for cat stuff.  Well I didn’t really look for cat stuff after a while.  I mean, when you first get a cat you buy all kinds of stuff.  But then after a while you stop buying toys and things.  For us, Spot was our only child so our friends and family would kindly give her stuff – all the time.  At Christmas she would get more gifts than John and I put together.  Cute, huh?  What great friends and family we have.  Plus . . . she was like most cats, she liked bags, string, boxes, and paper.  She even liked cotton swabs.  So I never shopped for things.  I never had the opportunity to see this cardboard scratcher dealie-bobber!  I don’t think they had these things all those years ago when we first got Spot.

What great things these are.  And Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia at the San Jose Community Centers, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, PiYo, Nia Techniquewith our cats, they already were used to using them.  The reason I knew they would be good is that I had seen one, if not both, Smokey and Esmeralda, use them while at the lounge/cafe.  They are pretty cool.  I like ’em.

They make a mess because it quickly becomes shredded cardboard particles all over, but still so much nicer than shredded couch, shredded carpet, shredded curtains, you know what I mean.  I do hope that the cats continue to use and enjoy them.

Our cats have one that has a ball on the outer edge.  They like that one, too.  The cardboard in that one is much tougher so it does not shred as easily.  They seem to like to sit on it more than scratch it.  Go figure.  There are some pretty fancy ones out there, for sale.  One looks like a piece of art to me, but I don’t know how long that would last and I would rather buy A LOT of little disposable ones than have one beautiful one that I had to discard.

I am thankful for these scratchers, the cats use them all the time and I am convinced they save our belongings from being shredded.

Do you know about these cardboard scratchers?  Do you have any if them for your cats?

2 Responses to “Scratchers”

  1. Yes, we have then all over the house!!!

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