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Old November 17th 04, 09:35 PM
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I saw a new scratching post at the place I buy Wellness. I was totally
blown away by it's look and the way it's made but I just couldn't afford
it right now. :-( Well, lo and behold a new client of mine was so happy
with my work she gave me a bonus to pay for the scratching post! I
brought it home and ALL the cats came running over and scratched it
immediately. This post is really awesome, is quite beautiful in
appearance, and I'm definitely going to use some of my Christmas bonus
money to get another one. You can see it he
http://www.esmartcat.com/store/3200.html
I removed the wood top, upholstered it with some thick tapestry, and
reattached it (it has screws) because I have cats that like to climb up
the post, stand on top of it, hang over the side and scratch up (go
figure.) The wood top was too slippery for them to do this, but with
this quick and small modification they now can and all are happy!

Megan



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Old November 18th 04, 03:03 AM
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From:

http://www.esmartcat.com/store/3200.html

Really nice post, Megan! I bet your kitties love it. I have one that's
similar I bought here locally. The top is carpeted but the post is a sisal
rope. I like it because it's nice and tall. I really like that site and I
like that they try to educate people about declawing.

Lauren
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Old November 19th 04, 12:18 AM
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It looks OK, but I really like the look of this one:
http://www.naturalscratch.com/. I love the way the scratching erodes
the surface of the post.

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Old November 19th 04, 01:05 AM
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From: "Steve G"

It looks OK, but I really like the look of this one:
http://www.naturalscratch.com/. I love the way the scratching erodes
the surface of the post.


That looks interesting. I bet it wouldn't be that hard to make one of these?
The thing that concerns me though is I don't know if my cats would go for wood.
I tried a log with them but they just ignored it.
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Old November 19th 04, 02:35 AM
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The only thing that seems wrong with the OPs scratching post is it
appears to have a rather small base. Unless it is heavily weighted it
would probably be tippy. I made mine by winding sisal around a
discarded carpet tube which fits over a piece of PVC pipe which in turn
is set into a PVC flange which is firmly screwed into a piece of 3/4
inch MDF plywood. The plywood is 48 inches square with the corners
slightly cut off. The pipe and flange were fairly cheap. The most
expensive part was the 150 feet of 1/4 inch sisal. My 21 pound Tiger
can climb right up to the top (where there is a small platform) without
any tipping. If you would like a picture, e-mail me.


---MIKE---

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Old November 19th 04, 03:41 AM
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The only thing that seems wrong with the
OPs scratching post is it appears to have
a rather small base. Unless it is heavily
weighted it would probably be tippy.


Nope, not at all (maybe you didn't see the cat hanging off of the side
of it in the photo?) I've watched my cats climb up the side and to the
top and it doesn't tip at all.

Megan



"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing."

-Edmund Burke

Learn The TRUTH About Declawing
http://www.stopdeclaw.com

Zuzu's Cats Photo Album:
http://www.PictureTrail.com/zuzu22

"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one
elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and
material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his
way."

- W.H. Murray


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Old November 19th 04, 04:42 AM
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Karen wrote:
How tall is it


It's 33" from the floor to the top.

Megan



"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing."

-Edmund Burke

Learn The TRUTH About Declawing
http://www.stopdeclaw.com

Zuzu's Cats Photo Album:
http://www.PictureTrail.com/zuzu22

"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one
elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and
material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his
way."

- W.H. Murray


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Old November 19th 04, 07:41 AM
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wrote on 11/18/04 9:42 PM:

Karen wrote:
How tall is it


It's 33" from the floor to the top.

Megan


OOo. I think that is tall enough for Grant.

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Old November 19th 04, 02:44 PM
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Judith sent me an email asking for a picture of my scratching post. I
tried to send it but the email bounced. Judith - was your email address
correct?


---MIKE---

 




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