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Jeffzee160

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I bought a 100' package of 1/4" sisal rope which I wrapped around the front leg of the dinette table. Each end of the rope is secured with a screw-mountable zip tie. I suspect I'll be adding this to my list of cat inventions that the cat categorically ignores.

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Why would he use a scratching post when there's a cushion and woodwork behind him that he can destroy? [emoticon]

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If you cat is not declawed, that's really a great invention!

I've always been an advocate for using items in your camper that have multi-task purposes. That's one of the best ones I've seen yet! And take no extra space from anything!

I think you should get a patten on that idea before someone steals it from you!


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Good idea


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You might also try a scrap piece of berber carpet wrapped around the post too. Our cat liked a piece of fairly rough cedar to get her claws into.


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My cat ignores it too in favor of my couch and window treatments.

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Excellent idea. I often recommended a piece of carpet stapled to a 2x4 as a scratching post when clients asked. This is a great multi-task use as DutchmenSport said.


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Posted: 06/13/18 04:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DutchmenSport wrote:

If you cat is not declawed, that's really a great invention!

I've always been an advocate for using items in your camper that have multi-task purposes. That's one of the best ones I've seen yet! And take no extra space from anything!

I think you should get a patent on that idea before someone steals it from you!


Double ditto, outstanding idea! The zip tie attachment makes it replaceable too.

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For those whose cats return to the furniture instead of the new post, here's how we solved that, thanks to the advice of our favorite vet.

Cats are marking territory with scent glands in their feet as well as getting their claws sharpened. Their scent takes them back to the same objects to reinforce their territory. Spray anything you don't want clawed with one of the de-scenting sprays you can get at a pet store (sometimes they're sold as anti-scratching spray). Spray once a week or more if needed.

Rub the new scratching post with cat-nip or another favorite treat repeatedly. Your cat should change his or her ways after that.


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