Your cat can be a good cat, too!
By now, I’m sure you have realized that I am a Very Good Cat, on account of I (almost) never misbehave. Even though I do enjoy a good scratch every day, I never scratch where I am not supposed to scratch. You might think this took a lot of training and willpower, but you would be wrong. What’s my secret? I’ll tell you!
The secret is to have an excellent scratching post! I love my scratching post so much I never want to scratch anywhere else. Having the right scratching post makes it easy for any cat to be a good cat and not get into trouble for scratching in a forbidden place. What are the things that make this one so great?
- It’s nice and tall so I can really stretch out
- Plus, it’s very sturdy so I don’t have to worry about it falling over on me.
- It has a texture I really enjoy sinking my claws into. This one is sisal, but you might prefer cardboard, carpeting or wood.
- It’s also placed right next to the bed so I can use it first thing in the morning. No cat wants to go out of the way to use a scratching post hidden in some faraway corner!
In case you were wondering, Harley also confines his scratching to the post. In most ways, he’s a maniac but in this one way, he’s a Pretty Good Boy. Personally, I think he just does it to show off the muscles in his arms.
The other thing I love about my scratching post is I can use it as a tiny, elevated chair. Since I have a small behind I fit, but it’s far too small for Harley to sit up here.
Wheeeeee! It makes a great launching pad, too.
Here’s a picture of the scratching post I recommend. It’s covered in my preferred sisal, and it’s even bigger than the one I have now. And the best part is that it comes with a special cushioned pad for cats that like to sit on top of the post, like me!