I worry about scratching posts that look too much like my bed — how will kitty know to scratch this and not my frame and carpet?! I know I'm not giving her enough credit, as carpeted wood scratchers are all the rage and some of the sturdiest, sleek designs around. Take this Wedge model we previewed at last Fall's SuperZoo, it blends right into the room and looks stylish to boot.
Two styles — a woodgrain laminate material with four carpet choices ($90) and then a new, fancier Walnut with pebble sisal model ($120) top my dream shopping list. But I can just see myself splurging on this for my best cat pal . . . only to have her turn her precious kitty nose up at it. Such is life.