Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I Know- it's not Pretty (But it works)

Here is the culprit.
Cat Tip for the Day =^..^= In-appropriate Scratching & I THINK I Found the Answer

We all love our cats ***BUT*** sometimes they do naughty things. Sierra is the worst for scratching inappropriately. I have purchased many different scratch posts over the years but she prefers our door-frames. We have the wide, wooden frames as our house is quite ancient. So after banging our heads on these frames enough times, I brought into the house a REAL TREE. This tree stands about 7 ft. and is safely tucked into a corner on the main floor. I know, Better Homes and Gardens would gag but what am I to do? This tree is the ticket. The door-frames have been totally ignored and this tree is rapidly disintegrating before our eyes. They all LOVE it. Once this tree is totally used up I will get another one. Some day we have to sell this old house and who wants to buy a house with no door-frames? I am still waiting to see one of these old seniors climb to the top but then that would take energy and why do that when one can sleep. ^..^


  1. Wow ~ that is a pretty good idea! Perhaps not "Better Homes and Gardens" worthy but I am thinking your kitties appreciate it ~ and after all ~ that's the most important! :)

    Have a terrific day!

  2. Hey your cats rule the home just as mine does. Gotta make the babies happy and save the door frames!!

  3. I think this is a good idea...all homes need a bit of the rustic! Love all the cats and you! Come say hi :D

  4. What a wonderful, creative idea; surely, that is a conversation piece!...Sierra is a gorgeous girl and so lucky to have you guys for parents; I am very impressed with your obvious unconditional love of animals=this is the kind of thing I would do!!

  5. Haha....this made me smile. I should post a photo of the wallpaper in our bathroom that has become the "scratching post"!

    So glad I found your blog, I'm a big rescuer, we currently have 8 cats so your blog speaks right to my heart!

  6. Now that sounds like a good idea to me.. I scratch where I shouldnt maybe mum can get me a branch.. Hugs GJ x

  7. I *love* the idea of bringing in the tree! I want to do that too! I could put it in my outdoor cat den - they would love it!

    Thanks for posting this, Deb!