We got this awesome scratcher/lounger the day before we got Leo. We had driven 8 hours to get him from Chrystal and Winnie's Wish and Greg, for some weird reason, decided to see what the store close to our hotel had to offer. I, myself, decided it was time for a nap! He found that scratcher, and a few others just like it, on clearance and he bought them all. We kept the one and gave the rest to Winnie's Wish.
Of the things we brought home from that trip, this was the one thing Star had approved of.
Star: This, we can keep. The barbarian has to go.
I'll pause for a moment so you can admire what a beauty she was, and so I can wipe my eyes at typing 'barbarian' once again for old time's sake.
Over the years, the scratcher took a lot of abuse, as scratchers are wont to do. But then I noticed that the damage was not coming from simple scratching!
I saw Cashmere gnawing on a corner once and decided that she must be the culprit. Then I saw Glitter laying amid discarded pieces of the green edge and assumed it was her. She always seemed to be laying in the mess, so it was an understandable assumption, right?
While it is true that no box is safe with Cashmere around, I never again saw her gnaw on the scratcher. And Glitter had never been caught in the act, or even with tell tail incriminating evidence on her lips. So perhaps I was wrong..
And then, I caught him red
Leo: *chomp chew spit nibble tug* This is so awesome..
Leo: I can rip this apart day and night and my sissies get the blame! Bwahaha!
Leo: ...Oh, wow.. Hey, have you seen this mess? I was just contemplating which one of the girls did it. I think we should take a cast of their teeth to test against this, don't you? I mean, clearly this is the work of a master criminal and I'm much too sweet and quiet and gentle to be a master criminal. I can see you thinking about not believing me, and I am offended!
Then we came to this destruction! The top ripped off of the bottom, a whole arm ripped off of the couchy part, and not much left of that couchy part at all! Cardboard bits everywhere! Oh the humanity! Catanity?
It kept getting smaller and smaller and for some reason Greg was loath to throw it away. Even after we got a new scratcher! (which is still in one piece if you can believe that!) When it was down to a small section of the base, I caught this going on, half hidden behind the chair..
Leo: Star Trek on? check. Room semi dark? check. Totally hidden behind the chair? Check! It's chawin' time!
Leo: *gnaw gnaw chew rip* Oh this is so good..
Leo: Lemme work this end.. *chomp chew spit rip shred* I've almost got it chewed down to nothin'! It's mine! Mine! All mine and no one else can touch it! *shred rip chew spit shred chomp*
Leo: *patooie* Got lots o' cardboard stuck in muh teef! Um.. hey, did anyone hear a camera? Time to go!
UPDATE!! NEW ITEMS POSTED!!!
I'm going to be adding more items to the auction later today or tomorrow. I'll post an update here when I do. I am also going to be seeing if there is anything I can do about the high postage on the art prints. The post office said those were the best prices they could give, but I think it's all in the packaging. I don't want any of them to break. I was sure that most of them would not fit in a flat rate box, but now I'm not so sure. Those are still expensive, but maybe we can do better. They are so gorgeous! I don't want anyone to miss out on owning such pretty pieces because of the postage.
There are many items still without bids, so be sure to check them out!
If you don't already have it, you can buy Chrystal's book, sales of it go to the kitties too!
There are many ways to help! And don't forget adoptions! Share a kitty and ask your friends to do the same and we can get them into wonderful homes!