Friday, July 29, 2016

Day of Destruction

My Wordless Wednesday post was a gruesome scene of scratcher destruction, I hope was not too much for the more sensitive of you to see. I had been planning on telling the tale of woe that had besieged that poor scratchy for a long time. The time has finally come!

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 handed pawed!

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!
It's gone now. Laid to rest with untold chewed up cardboard boxes and fang shredded newspaper ads. Alas, poor scratchy lounger, we knew ye well. And gnawed ye well!


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!
Every bid on the auction helps the kitties of Winnie's Wish! They are over full right now, and with so many cats, there are so many expenses! So please, if you see something you like, bid! If you don't see anything you like, perhaps you can make a donation? There's a button on the Daily Dose sidebar!. There's also a link to their Amazon Wish List if you feel like sending some much needed items!
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!
Thank you!!


Katie Isabella said...

LE-O! Ain't never seen the like and that's the truth!!!!

The Florida Furkids said...

MOL Leo sure did like that scratcher!!!

The Florida Furkids

Hannah and Lucy said...

Wow Leo just wait to see what your Mom is going to say to you when she sees the scratcher is not looking too good!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Leo!!!! You doofus!!! You got caught red pawed and deservedly so. Don't chaw in front of the camera. BwaahahahHa. Rest well wee scratcher. It was special to see sweet Star on that scratcher.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Wow! It never even occurred to us that scratchers might be edible....

The Chans

Summer said...

That scratch lounger was such a big hit, I think you should get another one!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....ewe iz a troo arr teezt !!! yur werk iz werthy of de LOUVRE in paris....ewe show style, hole....3 D affectz !!!! awesum ~~~~~~ ☺☺☺

Eastside Cats said...

Hmm...better not show this to Angel and Chuck, because they just lounge or scratch on their scratcher...and they eat the boxes! Don't want them to start eating the scratcher!

The Whiskeratti said...

Ha. We kittehs are never guilty. Even when we are !

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Leo, you are naughty- and funny :)

The Swiss Cats said...

RIP Scratcher : you were loved, chewed, and finally destroyed... Purrs

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We have ta admit that we have never chewed a scratcher! But I DO like ta rip up and bunny-kick cardboard egg packs... ~ IZA

Flynn said...

OMC! You really did a job on that scratcher, Leo.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

LEO! Ha ha ha ha ha! This is hilarious! Maybe now that the old one is gone, you can start in on the new one?

It is very nice to see my Star again; surely she is looking down from the Bridge and whispering "Hazmat suit?" in my little earsicle XOXOXOXO