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Old April 22nd 07, 02:01 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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One of the cats (Amber) had just about torn the small scratching post to
shreds. Thursday I bought 65 feet of sisal and Saturday I rewound the
post. It looks like brand new but so far it hasn't been used.


---MIKE---
In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44° 15' N - Elevation 1580')


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Old April 22nd 07, 03:15 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"---MIKE---" wrote in message
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One of the cats (Amber) had just about torn the small scratching post to
shreds. Thursday I bought 65 feet of sisal and Saturday I rewound the
post. It looks like brand new but so far it hasn't been used.


---MIKE---


Cats often prefer sisal that has been "used." Give them some time, and they
will gradually start to use it again -- and you will probably find that it
will get more use once it gets a little "shredded."

MaryL


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Old April 22nd 07, 05:30 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 09:01:45 -0400, ---MIKE--- wrote:

One of the cats (Amber) had just about torn the small scratching post to
shreds. Thursday I bought 65 feet of sisal and Saturday I rewound the
post. It looks like brand new but so far it hasn't been used.


---MIKE---
In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44° 15' N - Elevation 1580')



I am curious: What size sisal and did you use any glue to anchor or
fasten it? Be assured it will be "discovered" one of these days. MLB
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Old April 22nd 07, 08:50 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default Rebuilding a scratching post

---MIKE--- wrote:

One of the cats (Amber) had just about torn the small scratching post to
shreds. Thursday I bought 65 feet of sisal and Saturday I rewound the
post. It looks like brand new but so far it hasn't been used.


You could rub some catnip on it to encourage them.

Joyce
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Old April 22nd 07, 10:06 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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---MIKE--- wrote:

One of the cats (Amber) had just about torn the small scratching post to
shreds. Thursday I bought 65 feet of sisal and Saturday I rewound the
post. It looks like brand new but so far it hasn't been used.


Try spraying it with liquid catnip. (I found some at
Christmastime that comes in a non-aerosol spray bottle.)
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Old April 23rd 07, 12:01 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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MLB asked:

I am curious: What size sisal and did
you use any glue to anchor or fasten
it?


I use 1/4 inch sisal. I used a staple to fasten it at the bottom. Then
I wound it as tight as possible and used another staple at the top. I
also put a dab of epoxy on the staple at the top so the sisal wouldn't
slip.


---MIKE---
In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44° 15' N - Elevation 1580')


 




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