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AmyLynn98
« on: August 29, 2015 12:14:20 PM »

Our cat, Orion, still has all of her claws and really loves her scratching post. She's had the same once since the day we brought her home, a little over a year ago. It's a simple one, just rough rope wound around a square post, with a dangly mouse and bell on the top. My husband bought it for her at PetsMart.


This is what it looks like after abut 14 months of daily use. Orion was a little concerned about what I was doing with her scratching post in the kitchen. There was much close watching and a little crying. This is an important part of her little life! Smiley

Since I am trying to not contribute anything too sizable to the landfills, instead of replacing it, I wanted to fix it up for her. And because I'm a little weird like that. Smiley

I was ordering some stuff from Amazon the other day and decided to get Wellington Manila Rope, 1/4" X 50' for just $7.39. I knew I wouldn't need the full 50 feet so this will be enough for a couple repairs.


I unwound the really loose rope and cut off some of the more frayed sections. Originally, the rope was glued and on throughout its lengths but stapled on at the ends. That's a little dumb. But with just a couple staples from the staple gun... viola! The new rope is about the same size as the original.


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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015 03:50:58 PM »

Wow. Really neat fix!  Grin And your cat could easily be the sister to my male cat Coconut Cream Pie. Same tuxedo style cat with the little white mittens and back feet. My kitties scratch on an old crate that holds my canned goods. I don't care that they are destroying it. I think it adds character to that specific furnishing.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015 07:41:46 PM »

Nothing weird about fixing it up.  Good work!
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015 11:33:26 PM »

Nice fix. Your cat looks quite pleased, which of course is the most important thing  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015 03:38:12 PM »

A happy kitty is a well behaved kitty. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015 06:30:01 PM »

I did the same thing for one of mine.  One of my two little guys had one that was the favorite and it was destroyed.  I took to it with a hot glue gun.  The staples would scare me a little with the way they pull so hard on it. 
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