Yes, that is an obstacle course. If I fire up the vacuum, that'll get Coco going instantly. Wittle, unafraid of said vaccuum, will eventually move when he decides it is too close.
We don't have the scratchers, we have cat trees, sofas, real trees outside for that. What we have is messy eaters. I have to run the vaccuum frequently to get up the little bits and pieces of dried up turkey, or chicken, or ham, etc that they manage to spread everywhere. Cardboard bits or dried up food bits, there is always something isn't there?