The pitter patter of paws on the hardwood floors is quite comforting, and it’s always nice to have a purring kitty curled up in my lap…even when I’m trying to write.
My two adorable monsters have been on a bit of a scratching rampage lately, so I decided to risk my life and my sanity by making a run to WalMart this morning to find a scratching post of some kind.
I was in and out of the store quickly enough to avoid infection or the need for a straitjacket, and I was quite happy with my purchases for the kitties.
First there was this:
The Kitty Condo! Two stories of comfort and fun. They could have slumber parties and pretend it was a bunk bed kind of situation.
I threw a bunch of their toys inside to entice them to curl up in there, but that wasn’t enough to get them interested in their new napping quarters.
So I figured I’d present them with their other new item…
That led to Luna’s licking it feverishly at one point, but there was no scratching.
I demonstrated it to them by scratching it with my fingers, but they didn’t seem interested. They were content to just stare at it…
I’m not sure why they like to gaze at it. Maybe they are giving it the evil eye, or perhaps they think it’s a flying carpet and they haven’t figured out to control it yet.
Of course, all afternoon, I’ve heard them scratching things in the house. Just not the brand new scratching pad.
What have they been scratching?
I tried putting the scratching pad next to it, but that didn’t help. They just worked out their scratching frustrations on the USPS box instead.
She’s obviously interested, but she simply cannot seem to commit. I know the mortgage on a Kitty Condo seems like a lot to her at this point in her life, but it’s a great investment and she’s going to be using it for years.
Hopefully, curiosity will eventually get the better of Cali and Luna, and they will use the items I bought for them today.
For now, though, it look like I risked my life in WalMart for no reason…