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Old May 3rd 04, 05:19 AM
muffin
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Default Scratchin post, carpet or just wood?

I see these very expensive scratching posts at Petsmart.

I was thinking of making my own.

Does carpet really provide a scratching post for the cats? These things
they sell look like fun toys for the cat but do they really provide a
scrathin post. I thought they do that to sharpen and clean their claws.
Would a soft wooden post be a better choice? I dont see any made of just
wood. Some had rope wrapped around which seemed a better idea the carpet.

Your thoughts appreciated.

TY


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Old May 3rd 04, 06:24 AM
Sylvia M
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"muffin" wrote in message
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I see these very expensive scratching posts at Petsmart.

I was thinking of making my own.

Does carpet really provide a scratching post for the cats? These things
they sell look like fun toys for the cat but do they really provide a
scrathin post. I thought they do that to sharpen and clean their claws.
Would a soft wooden post be a better choice? I dont see any made of just
wood. Some had rope wrapped around which seemed a better idea the carpet.

Your thoughts appreciated.

TY

Dyna likes the rounds of corregated cardboard a lot
(some nip rubbed on it helps to get her started)
They are fairly inexpenive too.
She also likes the sisal rope post.
She doesn't like her nails cut, and the posts don't help with that.

SM


  #3  
Old May 3rd 04, 07:32 PM
Miss Violette
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We have it all and furniture, they love it all, soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
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"muffin" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I see these very expensive scratching posts at Petsmart.

I was thinking of making my own.

Does carpet really provide a scratching post for the cats? These things
they sell look like fun toys for the cat but do they really provide a
scrathin post. I thought they do that to sharpen and clean their claws.
Would a soft wooden post be a better choice? I dont see any made of

just
wood. Some had rope wrapped around which seemed a better idea the

carpet.

Your thoughts appreciated.

TY

Dyna likes the rounds of corregated cardboard a lot
(some nip rubbed on it helps to get her started)
They are fairly inexpenive too.
She also likes the sisal rope post.
She doesn't like her nails cut, and the posts don't help with that.

SM




  #4  
Old May 5th 04, 04:08 AM
Sylvia M
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Do yu meen reeelll furnishur, ur kitty furrnishur, Anti Soft?
Mine meowmee wunt lemme yuze hurz furnishur...olny mineown.

Dyna, reeeleee innurezted tu kno

"Miss Violette" wrote in message
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We have it all and furniture, they love it all, soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
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"muffin" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I see these very expensive scratching posts at Petsmart.

I was thinking of making my own.

Does carpet really provide a scratching post for the cats? These

things
they sell look like fun toys for the cat but do they really provide a
scrathin post. I thought they do that to sharpen and clean their

claws.
Would a soft wooden post be a better choice? I dont see any made of

just
wood. Some had rope wrapped around which seemed a better idea the

carpet.

Your thoughts appreciated.

TY

Dyna likes the rounds of corregated cardboard a lot
(some nip rubbed on it helps to get her started)
They are fairly inexpenive too.
She also likes the sisal rope post.
She doesn't like her nails cut, and the posts don't help with that.

SM






  #5  
Old May 5th 04, 05:24 AM
Miss Violette
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truth is Dyna, I had every intention of getting Miss Violette's claws stolen
when I got fixed what wasn't broken on her. Before we did that furry and I
looked on the net and were so horrified at what furry saw we did not let the
ted steal her claws or TV or OEJ's either. Since I had not discouraged them
very much from scratching thinking I would get new furniture after their
claws were stolen, I blew it. The loss of some furniture was a small price
to pay for such a lesson though. Soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
ink.net...
Do yu meen reeelll furnishur, ur kitty furrnishur, Anti Soft?
Mine meowmee wunt lemme yuze hurz furnishur...olny mineown.

Dyna, reeeleee innurezted tu kno

"Miss Violette" wrote in message
...
We have it all and furniture, they love it all, soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
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"muffin" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I see these very expensive scratching posts at Petsmart.

I was thinking of making my own.

Does carpet really provide a scratching post for the cats? These

things
they sell look like fun toys for the cat but do they really provide

a
scrathin post. I thought they do that to sharpen and clean their

claws.
Would a soft wooden post be a better choice? I dont see any made of

just
wood. Some had rope wrapped around which seemed a better idea the

carpet.

Your thoughts appreciated.

TY

Dyna likes the rounds of corregated cardboard a lot
(some nip rubbed on it helps to get her started)
They are fairly inexpenive too.
She also likes the sisal rope post.
She doesn't like her nails cut, and the posts don't help with that.

SM








  #6  
Old May 6th 04, 01:23 AM
Mlle. Anaïs
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I lucked out, Anaïs is such a good girl - she doesn't damage anything! I
live in a pre-war apartment with hardwood floors, and only one rug - an IKEA
cheapie. Wouldn't you know, she uses it, and it alone to "unsheath" her old
claws, and that's just fine with me. She's never used the furniture, or -
thank Bast - the waterbed.
--
Sonam

anais+at+electric-ink+dot+com

Miss Violette wrote:
truth is Dyna, I had every intention of getting Miss Violette's
claws stolen when I got fixed what wasn't broken on her. Before we
did that furry and I looked on the net and were so horrified at what
furry saw we did not let the ted steal her claws or TV or OEJ's
either. Since I had not discouraged them very much from scratching
thinking I would get new furniture after their claws were stolen, I
blew it. The loss of some furniture was a small price to pay for
such a lesson though. Soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
ink.net...
Do yu meen reeelll furnishur, ur kitty furrnishur, Anti Soft?
Mine meowmee wunt lemme yuze hurz furnishur...olny mineown.

Dyna, reeeleee innurezted tu kno

"Miss Violette" wrote in message
...
We have it all and furniture, they love it all, soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
ink.net...

"muffin" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I see these very expensive scratching posts at Petsmart.

I was thinking of making my own.

Does carpet really provide a scratching post for the cats?
These things they sell look like fun toys for the cat but do
they really provide a scrathin post. I thought they do that to
sharpen and clean their claws. Would a soft wooden post be a
better choice? I dont see any made of just wood. Some had rope
wrapped around which seemed a better idea the carpet.

Your thoughts appreciated.

TY

Dyna likes the rounds of corregated cardboard a lot
(some nip rubbed on it helps to get her started)
They are fairly inexpenive too.
She also likes the sisal rope post.
She doesn't like her nails cut, and the posts don't help with
that.

SM



  #7  
Old May 6th 04, 05:07 AM
Sylvia M.
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Yuz iz uh reel gudgud kittymeowmee, antee soft...

akshuallee, I keepz tu mine own stuff, cept wen uh nayle getz kawt in sum
fabrik wile jumpin frum playze tu playze. Dat remindz meowmee dat itz tyme
furr uh manikure...trim that iz.

Dyna

truth is Dyna, I had every intention of getting Miss Violette's claws

stolen
when I got fixed what wasn't broken on her. Before we did that furry and

I
looked on the net and were so horrified at what furry saw we did not let

the
ted steal her claws or TV or OEJ's either. Since I had not discouraged

them
very much from scratching thinking I would get new furniture after their
claws were stolen, I blew it. The loss of some furniture was a small

price
to pay for such a lesson though. Soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
ink.net...
Do yu meen reeelll furnishur, ur kitty furrnishur, Anti Soft?
Mine meowmee wunt lemme yuze hurz furnishur...olny mineown.

Dyna, reeeleee innurezted tu kno

"Miss Violette" wrote in message
...
We have it all and furniture, they love it all, soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
ink.net...

"muffin" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I see these very expensive scratching posts at Petsmart.

I was thinking of making my own.

Does carpet really provide a scratching post for the cats? These

things
they sell look like fun toys for the cat but do they really

provide
a
scrathin post. I thought they do that to sharpen and clean their

claws.
Would a soft wooden post be a better choice? I dont see any made

of
just
wood. Some had rope wrapped around which seemed a better idea the
carpet.

Your thoughts appreciated.

TY

Dyna likes the rounds of corregated cardboard a lot
(some nip rubbed on it helps to get her started)
They are fairly inexpenive too.
She also likes the sisal rope post.
She doesn't like her nails cut, and the posts don't help with that.

SM










  #8  
Old May 6th 04, 08:57 AM
Miss Violette
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We have had a water bed for the entire seven years violette has been here,
all five sleep with us and that has never been an issue. I know it was my
fault and I accept that. I would be happy if they used the carpet but
nobody does. soft
Mlle. Anaïs wrote in message
...
I lucked out, Anaïs is such a good girl - she doesn't damage anything!

I
live in a pre-war apartment with hardwood floors, and only one rug - an

IKEA
cheapie. Wouldn't you know, she uses it, and it alone to "unsheath" her

old
claws, and that's just fine with me. She's never used the furniture, or -
thank Bast - the waterbed.
--
Sonam

anais+at+electric-ink+dot+com

Miss Violette wrote:
truth is Dyna, I had every intention of getting Miss Violette's
claws stolen when I got fixed what wasn't broken on her. Before we
did that furry and I looked on the net and were so horrified at what
furry saw we did not let the ted steal her claws or TV or OEJ's
either. Since I had not discouraged them very much from scratching
thinking I would get new furniture after their claws were stolen, I
blew it. The loss of some furniture was a small price to pay for
such a lesson though. Soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
ink.net...
Do yu meen reeelll furnishur, ur kitty furrnishur, Anti Soft?
Mine meowmee wunt lemme yuze hurz furnishur...olny mineown.

Dyna, reeeleee innurezted tu kno

"Miss Violette" wrote in message
...
We have it all and furniture, they love it all, soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
ink.net...

"muffin" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I see these very expensive scratching posts at Petsmart.

I was thinking of making my own.

Does carpet really provide a scratching post for the cats?
These things they sell look like fun toys for the cat but do
they really provide a scrathin post. I thought they do that to
sharpen and clean their claws. Would a soft wooden post be a
better choice? I dont see any made of just wood. Some had rope
wrapped around which seemed a better idea the carpet.

Your thoughts appreciated.

TY

Dyna likes the rounds of corregated cardboard a lot
(some nip rubbed on it helps to get her started)
They are fairly inexpenive too.
She also likes the sisal rope post.
She doesn't like her nails cut, and the posts don't help with
that.

SM





  #9  
Old May 6th 04, 09:00 AM
Miss Violette
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*petite black cat grabs pooter back*

Furry trims our claws... We all get manicures when OEJ starts to prick
soft's belly with her kneading, Miss Violette
Sylvia M. wrote in message
...

Yuz iz uh reel gudgud kittymeowmee, antee soft...

akshuallee, I keepz tu mine own stuff, cept wen uh nayle getz kawt in sum
fabrik wile jumpin frum playze tu playze. Dat remindz meowmee dat itz

tyme
furr uh manikure...trim that iz.

Dyna

truth is Dyna, I had every intention of getting Miss Violette's claws

stolen
when I got fixed what wasn't broken on her. Before we did that furry

and
I
looked on the net and were so horrified at what furry saw we did not let

the
ted steal her claws or TV or OEJ's either. Since I had not discouraged

them
very much from scratching thinking I would get new furniture after their
claws were stolen, I blew it. The loss of some furniture was a small

price
to pay for such a lesson though. Soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
ink.net...
Do yu meen reeelll furnishur, ur kitty furrnishur, Anti Soft?
Mine meowmee wunt lemme yuze hurz furnishur...olny mineown.

Dyna, reeeleee innurezted tu kno

"Miss Violette" wrote in message
...
We have it all and furniture, they love it all, soft
Sylvia M wrote in message
ink.net...

"muffin" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I see these very expensive scratching posts at Petsmart.

I was thinking of making my own.

Does carpet really provide a scratching post for the cats?

These
things
they sell look like fun toys for the cat but do they really

provide
a
scrathin post. I thought they do that to sharpen and clean

their
claws.
Would a soft wooden post be a better choice? I dont see any

made
of
just
wood. Some had rope wrapped around which seemed a better idea

the
carpet.

Your thoughts appreciated.

TY

Dyna likes the rounds of corregated cardboard a lot
(some nip rubbed on it helps to get her started)
They are fairly inexpenive too.
She also likes the sisal rope post.
She doesn't like her nails cut, and the posts don't help with

that.

SM












  #10  
Old May 6th 04, 11:01 AM
Seanette Blaylock
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"Miss Violette" had some very interesting
things to say about Scratchin post, carpet or just wood?:

We have had a water bed for the entire seven years violette has been here,
all five sleep with us and that has never been an issue. I know it was my
fault and I accept that. I would be happy if they used the carpet but
nobody does.


When I was growing up, there were a couple of waterbeds in the family,
and I don't recall cat claws ever causing trouble [the beds were
customarily equipped with thick mattress pads between mattress and
bottom sheet].

--
Felix, with help from his secretary/Mom
 




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