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I’m happy to tell the world that after months of pleading and not-so-subtle hints, my boyfriend finally let me have a kitten. It happened like this: we went to buy him men’s shoes in the morning and we came back with a kitten this afternoon for me (and no shoes). You must like to be spoiled in a relationship!
Ever since we brought Peaky (we named him after our favorite show, Peaky Blinders) at home with us, we have been so much happier and so much more entertained. All the lulls of the day are now spent literally watching the little guy do his thing. And that usually involves something extremely forceful and somewhat disturbing. IE, throwing his body on our bar cart or sprinting around our 500 square foot apartment like it was a track and field stadium. Let me tell you, it didn’t take long to find ways to help her release her energy. One of the best? An adorable cactus cat scratching post I received from Chewy.
Not only does this cute scratching post help Peaky play when my partner and I are busy working, it also helps keep his claws in place so he doesn’t scratch our furniture. Now Chewy has a few different packs with this cute cat accessory, but if you want the item alone, it’ll cost you a little over $20. Which, in my opinion, is an absolute steal considering how useful it is. However, I’m a sucker for all things cute and cuddly, so I bought this set which includes a dangling avocado plushie. Because, huh?
Frisco Cactus Cat Tree
On sale for $27, this scratching post is a cute addition to any home, especially one that has a lot of color, like mine. Not only is it incredibly easy to assemble (it took me less than five minutes), but it also stands up to all the wear and tear that inevitably comes with your furry friend.
Peaky rides this post and scrapes it all day long. He feels great on his nails and he likes to use it as a stretching board to get a good and good stretch. The dangling ball is also an amazing addition. He fights there for hours to entertain himself and relieve my partner and I of our duty during calls and work meetings.
Moreover, it is compact. I live in New York and my apartment is as cramped as it gets. I ended up placing it right next to our side table and kitchen island, and it took up little more than a square foot. Oh, and if you need pretty proof of how much your cat will love this toy, check out Peaky below:
I would recommend this scratching post to any kitten owner who, like me, wants the best for their furry friend, but also wants a few minutes of peace while they play alone! Check out other sets of cactus scratching posts from Chewy here.