Natural scratch blog
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” —Edgar Allan Poe
Venus likes high places and immediately climbed the ladder once it wasn't occupied. It was set up for repairs in our living room. Claws are out for security.
People often assume cats and kittens like soft things and they do, *but not exclusively*. Yesterday Sunflower (aka Pinky) was happy crashing on our coffee table. If you're curious, the wood is padauk; my buddy Jerry, an expert cabinetmaker-woodworker-engineer, built...
He knew fine art when he saw it. "The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
Cats often whittle Natural Scratch considerably. Attached are two extreme examples of feline clawing.
Together in the womb and out and emblematic of the tight relationships mammals often form. Grandson Gus loves these guys of course; when he was over this morning, he built this temporary nest for them on my office futon.
Sisters Sunflower and Venus have been together since conception about eight months ago. Pictured here on my office futon.
My brother moved to Vancouver, Washington, and visited a pet store operated by a company with the improbable name Mud Bay. It's a chain of pet stores on the west coast with an unusually animal-centered attitude. Have a look at https://mudbay.com.
Cat claws are beautiful and necessary but also fun and rewarding to exercise and sharp. Having been around cats my entire life I know they enjoy digging into things. This can cause problems when the target is a nicely upholstered chair or a smooth wood door frame....
For years I've told people that cat behavior fits under a classic Bell Curve when it comes to clawing Natural Scratch. Some have told me their cats went for the post while it was being assembled; others have said their cats ignored the post and clawed a nearby couch....
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