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Hiya. Have a supremely annoying and occasionally affectionate 9-month old ... when she's bored, stretching or deliberately misbehaving. Any advice? Thanks

How large is the rug? Would it be suitable to use as a wall hanging?

Thank you all for the helpful posts, I will try all of your suggestions and repost in a week or two. This post though I had to answer, because the memory it stirs is both a pleasant and unpleasant one. (The rug is 8' x 11' so a bit too big for the wall). When we first got Shayna, the annoying 9 month old, we had already put a very nice rug on the wall. After about a week she took a running start then launched herself at the rug and clawed her way to the top. Would've broken my heart if I hadn't been laughing so hard.
How large is the rug? Would it be suitable to use as a wall hanging?

Thank you all for the helpful posts, I will try all of your suggestions and repost in a week or ... the rug and clawed her way to the top. Would've broken my heart if I hadn't been laughing so hard.[/nq]This sounds like a cat tree might be a good option because it would provide a good surface for climging and play (but without damaging your carpets). My cats love theirs. They use the sisal-covered post as a scratching post, and they also love to play on the tree. My little blind cat, Duffy, especially loves it. He can't see to leap from the tree, so he travels rapidly up and down the posts almost like a little bear. You can see the tree (and my two cats) if you will scroll toward the bottom of the second link under my signature.
If you like it, I ordered mine from www.createacatcondo.com. It is exceptionally sturdy and comes completely assembled. Shipping is included in the listed price, and you can configure to almost anything you want. I asked them to make mine a foot taller than standard, and they did not charge anything extra.
MaryL
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Photos of Duffy and Holly (pictorial history of my blind cat Duffy's integration into our household):
Duffy, Part I: The Introduction Duffy, Part II: Life at Home
How large is the rug? Would it be suitable to use as a wall hanging?

Thank you all for the helpful posts, I will try all of your suggestions and repost in a week or ... the rug and clawed her way to the top. Would've broken my heart if I hadn't been laughing so hard.

My dad once carpeted a whole wall just for the cats with carpet remnants. They LOVED it.
Karen
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Thank you all for the helpful posts, I will try ... broken my heart if I hadn't been laughing so hard.

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My dad once carpeted a whole wall just for the cats with carpet remnants. They LOVED it. Karen
LOL! I thought my cats were pampered, but that tops what I have.

MaryL
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You could try getting some scraps of the carpet and putting them in all the rooms. Preferably a carpet that is even more enticing to her than what you have now. One of my cats started clawing at the carpeting in one room. So I bought a couple of carpet squares made from a similar type carpet, but a more scratchy type material. So far so good, Meesha uses these scraps instead of the regular carpeting. I sprinkled some cat nip on the scraps and I also praise her when she uses them.
Lauren

See my cats: http://community.webshots.com/album/56955940rWhxAe Raw Diet Info: http://www.holisticat.com/drjletter.html http://www.geocities.com/rawfeeders/ForCatsOnly.html Declawing Info: http://www.wholecat.com/articles/claws.htm
LOL! Isn't that just like a cat? Emotion: smile

See my cats: http://community.webshots.com/album/56955940rWhxAe Raw Diet Info: http://www.holisticat.com/drjletter.html http://www.geocities.com/rawfeeders/ForCatsOnly.html Declawing Info: http://www.wholecat.com/articles/claws.htm
What a great idea, Karen. I just may do this to one of my walls. Do you know what he used to tack it up there?

See my cats: http://community.webshots.com/album/56955940rWhxAe Raw Diet Info: http://www.holisticat.com/drjletter.html http://www.geocities.com/rawfeeders/ForCatsOnly.html Declawing Info: http://www.wholecat.com/articles/claws.htm
How large is the rug? Would it be suitable to use as a wall hanging?

Thank you all for the helpful posts, I will try all of your suggestions and repost in a week or ... the rug and clawed her way to the top. Would've broken my heart if I hadn't been laughing so hard.

I wish you had a picture of that. MLB
You could try getting some scraps of the carpet and putting them in allthe rooms. Preferably a carpet that is even more enticing to her than whatyou have now.

This is a good idea. Not to be difficult, but how would I know what's more enticing than what she has now other than by buying scraps over and over and trying them all? Is there some type that's supposed to be more enticing for scratching, in general, than others?
Cate
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