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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all:
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)
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HA! You dropped a chunk of change on Mister Pookie-Bear but I'm sure he (and you) deserves it!! It's nice that we are so happy with the small things in life, aren't we!!

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Pretty pricy toy indeed. But then what's worse, buying games and x-boxes for teenage humans or a quality toy from time to time for our furry kids.

I had to throw out 80% of my kitties toys when they had their mystery illness last year. Slowly building up again!

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ET loved corrugated scratch board. The board only lasted something like 6mths, he is already on his 2nd ones. Pet Lovers Centre :: Products

I have to stop buying cos it isn't cheap and makes a mess. I recently bought this Pet Lovers Centre :: Products , no more mess at last and he seemed to like reclining post.
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we have a three side scratch tower that i think came from cats claws, each side holds a cardboard scratch panel, more than one time we wittnessed all three in use in a "I can scratch better than you contest"

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Marcia: Yeah, a chunk of change, indeed. So much, in fact, that I kept debating on whether or not it was worth it. I kept thinking that the replacements are around 5-10 buck, plus it comes in a nice wooden frame, which may contain some of the mess. Then there's the wooden bead and feather toy that fits on one end.

Well, after all of this (actual) verbal debating, when I get up to the register and get the total, my friend swiped his credit card before I could blink. He does this type of thing every once in a while, knowing I'm on disability, but it's usually for lunch or something. So in essence, I paid nothing for it, and got two bags litter and a bag of food out of it. I suppose having a close friend who's an accountant has its advantages. He's a very kind and generous person. Me and Mister Pookie-Bear thank him for it. Mostly Mister Pookie-Bear.

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