May 24th, 2009
I’ve taken in a feral kitten, about 9 months old (born outside, we caught and neutered him). He is still very paranoid, will not come when I call him and runs if I approach him. He does let me pat him if he’s under something. Eventually he will be a house kitty!
He has just discovered my leather couch! We put aluminum foil over the parts he has scratched and he just finds another spot on it. Since I can’t cover the entire couch, love seat, chair and ottoman in foil, what can I do? I’ve seen suggestions for the Soft Paws, but there is no way I could get them on him, since he is not anywhere near being ready to be held. We do have other scratching posts in the vicinity. The couch is not brand new, so I don’t think it’s the scent that is attracting him.
Please help! Thanks a bunch in advance!
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May 22nd, 2009
Thumbs Up asked:
She has a scratching post but somehow prefers my furniture. She is an 18 month old cat we got from the sanctuary just over 2 weeks ago.
My leather stools for my dining table has a load of holes because of the cat.
And no I will not hurt her for doing it – just what cats are like. But I don’t want shredded furniture either.
Tags: Cat, Cat Furniture, Cat Scratching, Cats, Dining Table, Fur, Furniture, Holes, Leather Furniture, Rat, Sanctuary, Scratching Post, Shred, Stools, Table, Urn
May 20th, 2009
Thumbs Up asked:
How can I teach her not to shred up my furniture?
Water spray, my wife does that but it is catching her at it. too.
Maybe Austin it would be better to stick your photo on the furniture that would keep her away.
Tags: Austin, Cat, Cat Furniture, Fur, Furniture, Leather Furniture, Photo, Rat, Scratching Post, Shred, Urn, Water Spray
May 20th, 2009
Does anybody have any unique ideas to keep cats from scratcing the funiture? I have a scratching post, but I still catch them using the couch every once in a while.
I don’t believe in having cats declawed, but I would still like to have nice furniture. Is there maybe something that can be sprayed on the furniture that deters them from scratching it, yet doesn’t damage the furniture?
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks for your help.
Tags: Cats Declawed, Couch, Funiture, Nice Furniture, Scratching Post, Thanks For Your Help
May 18th, 2009
The colour is chocolate brown. She doesn’t do it on purpose so please don’t suggest scratching posts etc as she uses hers when she wants to scratch, the damage to my furniture is purely accidental. I can’t afford to have covers made and I already use throws, though I can’t cover the whole of my corner sofa with throws as they don’t stay on the back and sides. My dining chairs have a very thin covering of leather so the scratches on those show the yellow foam underneath. Any suggestions / tried and tested methods please? Thanks!
HOW CRUEL OF YOU TO SUGGEST DE-CLAWING HER! I HOPE YOUR NOT CAT OWNERS! I asked for help to disguise the existing scratches not prevent new ones!
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