Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tulsa, OK, United States
Scratching Plank From Heaven!
It's been a while since I've posted, and I just found a reason to post this past weekend. My kitty, Mister Pookie-Bear is a complete spoiled
brat. I live in a one-bedroom aparment, so space for us is a bit cramped, so I try to give him space when he needs it, plus have a nice offering
of toys. I've had him for nearly three years now. When I first got him, I bought one of those compressed corrugated coardboard planks that are
great for kitties to scratch their frustrations on. Well, being nearly three years old, it was nearly scratched through to the floor.
I happened to be at PetSmart for the ususal litter and food, but decided to wander through the toy aisle. I found replacement planks, but then I
found something better. The brand is KONG at home "Scratch 'N Play Box". I'll list the features: one: Replaceable corrugated block is ideal for
scratching; two: Bouncing bead toy encourages play; and three: Durable wood frame helps keep scratcher in place.
Excuse my metric; but it fits the standard 45cm L x 24cm W x 4.5cm D replaceable corrugated blocks. (Turns out in this case metric was more
accurate). The wood frame is high quality with flat plastic feet for hard floors. At one end of the frame there's a circular hole to hold the
all-natural toy, consisting of wood beads and feathers. Mister Pookie-Bear just loves it. Although, at least for me, it was a bit pricey, at $35
USD, I figured it was time for him to get a new toy. Oh, also included was a small packet of catnip.
I wanted to include a link to the product, but I couldn't find a thing on it. I am attaching a picture of a plank with a cardboard frame just
give you a general idea. Replace the cheap blue cardboard with nice natural-toned wood, plus a springy wood bead and feather toy at one end and you have a winner!
Sorry to keep going on about this product, but I couldn't be happier. In fact, I'll be calling the company this week sometime to let them know.
Just look for it in the scratching thingy area of PetSmart!
(remember to see attached pic for the comparison I described. The one in the pic would be considered completely inferior, less-than-cheap imitation)
Kind Regards, Daniel in Tulsa aka siouxdax