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The Best Scratching Post Ever & Other Feline Must Haves From Tuft + Paw

In case you haven’t heard the news, we have a foster cat and by foster cat, I mean we have an almost failed foster cat and he’s probably staying. But Teddy, a.k.a. Couscous, is such a great cat that failing is actually winning. So hurray for us!

All is going pretty well. Teddy gets along well with Ruby and even occasionally likes to play with her tail. Teddy is not shy, almost never sits still and has a serious sock fetish. He’s about the same size as Ruby and sometimes acts more dog-like than she does. The last holdout in our failed foster adoption process is Rosie. She’s not being so welcoming – like at all. We have been watching lots of Jackson Galaxy videos to see if we can work some cat mojo magic and convince Rosie that big giant boy cats are super fun.

Teddy's Choice for best scratching post ever

For now, Teddy is spending most of his time upstairs in my office and bedroom. Sometimes he ventures out into the hallway and plays on the stairs (Teddy never went to kindergarten so he doesn’t know that playing on stairs is unsafe). Eventually Rosie appears at the bottom of the stairs, mad as heck, and chases poor Teddy back into the bedroom. She’s about half his size, but her might could move mountains. We don’t call her Da Boss cat for nothing.

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The Turrim is the best scratching post ever

A few weeks ago the feline loving folks at Tuft + Paw sent Teddy the best scratching post to occupy his time while Rosie gets over herself and calms down. Teddy is only 15 months old and has already been surrendered to the city shelter twice – once because he had fleas and the second time because his family was moving. Clearly, he needs something of his very own and the Turrim Scratching Post is a perfect match for this rough and tumble big boy.

The Turrim is a 28 inch tall, extremely durable scratching post that encourages cats to scratch, climb, and have fun. The post is infused with organic catnip, wrapped in natural sisal fibers, and constructed with sustainable wood certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. It’s also pretty much indestructible even for a dog-sized cat with kitten energy and enthusiasm like Teddy.

Tuft + Paw carries the best scratching post ever

Choosing the Best Scratching Post For Your Cat

The Turrim Scratching Post checks all the boxes for what to look for in a scratching post. Bonus points: it is super easy to assemble with clear directions and only two parts, the base and post.

Height and sturdiness: The Turrim is tall enough for Teddy to fully extend his body while scratching and sturdy enough that it doesn’t wobble when he climbs up or leans into it.

Variety of surfaces and materials: The Turrim includes natural sisal for scratching and a birch wood base for lounging, eating a treat, batting a toy, or more scratching. The post is also enhanced with organic catnip!

Vertical and horizontal surfaces: As you can see in the photos, the Turrim Scratching Post has plenty of both and is perfect for all feline shapes and sizes!

how to choose the best scratching post ever

Tuft + Paw is an online feline boutique all about making cats happy. Whether providing the perfect bed for snoozing, shelter for hiding, perch for spying, post for scratching, or tree for climbing – Tuft + Paw believes happy cats = happy people and vice versa. All Tuft + Paw merchandise is beautiful, modern, and right off the pages of feline architectural digest. The furniture is durable, thoughtfully and ethically made and compliments any living space so cats and their peeps can live in Zen harmony. They also offer free shipping and 30 day returns!

If Rosie learns to play nice with Teddy, maybe we will reward her with the Anello, a luxurious nest-like bed fit for a queen and/or panther boss cat.

Tuft + Paw's best scratching post ever

Tuft + Paw Supports Sustainability, Animal Welfare and Homeless Cats Around the World

Tuft + Paw is also committed to sustainability and only works with brands whose designs support cats and the planet. They do so by “recognizing companies that take the same pride in the details of their craft as they do in the ethics of their materials and operations”. The company also believes every cat deserves a home and strongly supports animal welfare and advocates for cats worldwide.

Tuft + Paw has generously offered to donate a Turrim Scratching Post to a rescue or shelter chosen by our readers. In the comments, please let us know where you think they should donate! Fans of Teddy and Rosie can also use code DAILYPIP for 15% off your first order.

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  1. Brian
    August 20, 2018 / 11:44 am

    I would like Tuft + Paw to donate to Red Door Animal Shelter

  2. Rose
    August 20, 2018 / 11:51 am

    I am glad Teddy likes his new scratching post. Be nice Rosie! I would donate to Quincy House at Best Friends

  3. August 20, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    This is a terrific scratching post! I would nominate Ferndale Catfe Lounge – Ferndale Cat Rescue in Michigan.

  4. August 20, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    No kitties here, but that doesn’t stop us from admiring how handsome Teddy is!!! He landed himself the best foster/forever home ever:) It might take some time, but we are betting Rosie comes around once she gets used to the big boy.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. August 20, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    He’s a handsome mancat. I’m sure he’ll get used to Rosie at some point and they will get along. I hope so anyway.

    I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a purrfect day, Teddy and be careful on those stairs. Okay be on the lookout for Rosie too. My best to your mom. ♥

  6. August 20, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Dang, 2 Brian’s commenting, cool. Oh Teddy, we’re hoping for a fail, just stay away from the Ruby tail. Those scratcher things are darn nice!

  7. August 20, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    teddy….we just noe ewe N de boss will getz a long soooper grate…me N mackerull iz…sorta….kinda……uh…..well…

    hay…we noe ewe N da bozz will getz a long soooper grate !!!!!!

    best fishez two everee one on winnin thiz post ~~~~~~♥♥♥

  8. August 20, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    That’s a fantastic scratching post! Mudpie would suggest her alma mater, North Country Animal League in Morrisville, Vermont.

  9. 15andmeowing
    August 20, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    I love hearing about foster fails, he is a cutie. Have you tried a calming collar on Rosie? They work well for our resident bully, Sammy. I would choose PAWS in CT.

  10. meowmeowmans
    August 20, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Wow, Tuft + Paw has some really amazing stuff. We can see why Teddy enjoys that scratching post!

    We sure do hope Da Boss Rosie decides that failing is okay!

    If we were lucky enough to win, we’d choose PAWS of Norwalk, CT. 🙂

  11. August 20, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Hope that Rosie gets used to Teddy, he is a handsome fella!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. August 20, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    O we love teddy… and that is a wonderful post for a boy ;O)

  13. August 21, 2018 / 7:05 am

    Teddy your are knock out GAWGEOUS!! OMCs…and your gray is the same shade as mine. Lots of folks think I’m black and white but nope dark charcoal Gray that is me.

    Da Boss aka Rosie is just all huff … I know this because I’d be the same way…no worries though she’ll be putty in your paws before long.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  14. August 21, 2018 / 7:06 am

    PS you have a gray chin patch too..OMCs we could be kissin’ cousins

  15. August 21, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Awe Teddy is a real looker! One handsome dude! Hopefully Rosie will come around soon and see what we see in him. Nice scratching post to keep you busy sweet boy…

  16. August 21, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    Mine would LOVE that scratching post. Okay, okay … ELLIE would love the post – she scratches where she should … but we’ve noticed a definite consideration when Bear’s scratching wherever he wants. She just might go over to the dark side soon!

  17. August 22, 2018 / 8:02 am

    Welcome Teddy/Couscous. We hope you can win Rosie over! Some times these things take a bit of time…especially when you have been the Queen of the house forever ;p

    the critters in the cottage xo

  18. August 22, 2018 / 9:56 am

    As grey and white cats are wont to be, Teddy is a real looker. Sorry Rosie, you’re just gonna have to suck it up this time. Teddy has had a tough life. Time to reinnerduce the two of them by making sure that Rosie has plenty of things with Teddy’s smell on them.
    Since I only really know rescues in NJ who use fosters, if I win I’d like PAWS of Norwalk, CT, to get the scratching post which looks just like my Ultimate Scratcher that I used to climb up when I was young too.

  19. Sandy Weinstein
    August 22, 2018 / 10:03 am

    SAFE Haven For Cats, Raleigh, NC.. i have been donating to them for many yrs. they have a low cost clinic as well. they have the only pet food bank in the area, for both cats and dogs.

  20. August 22, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I can see why you’re probably going to foster fail (again), but like you said, it is really a win for all of you! My local shelter, Humane CNY, would appreciate a Tuft Scratching Post.

  21. August 22, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Looks like a great scratching post!
    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  22. Courtney Stock
    August 22, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Hazleton Animal shelter is who I’d donate it too

  23. August 22, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Yes, failing is actually winning! I have two to prove it – Woodrow and Harley. I really do hope that Rosie comes along. We knew we wanted to adopt Woodrow early on, but we didn’t finalize it for a couple months just to make sure everything was okay with the three original resident cats. Olive wasn’t too happy, but she’s grown to…um…ignore him for the most part. 🙂 I nominate The Zoo Animal Rescue.

  24. Linda Szymoniak
    August 22, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Tree House Humane Society in Chicago is amazing. They help SO many cats and I’m sure would appreciate winning this.

  25. August 23, 2018 / 8:22 am

    I’d love to win one for NH Kittens.

    I’m sorry that Rosie is not coming around, but rewarding her for ignoring Teddy will help. I have also found that talking to the cats and explaining that he isn’t here to replace her or take anything from her but that he needed help and ask her to help him understand things can go a long way in cat on cat relations. If you need more help, I HIGHLY recommend the book Cat vs Cat by Pamela Johnson-Bennett. It was very helpful when I had some cat conflicts in my house a number of years ago.

  26. Natalie Hartmann
    August 25, 2018 / 5:57 am

    The Darla Foundation

  27. Diane @ Me, Him And The Cats
    August 25, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Kellers Kats Rescue of Rochester, NY because they have a special place in their hearts for special needs cats. It is completely run by volunteers / foster parents

  28. Kari Benesh
    August 26, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Chippewa County (WI) Humane Association, please and thank you!

  29. Molly
    August 26, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    I would donate it to Cantor Scott’s Animal Rescue Center.

  30. Cynthia A Schmied
    August 26, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I would like to donate it to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter in Franklin County Pennsylvania

  31. kelly woods
    August 26, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    I would donate to the Augusta animal shelter. Thank you

  32. August 26, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Lexington Humane Society would greatly appreciate this. Thank you for being so wonderful! <3

  33. August 28, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    We love a company with values like that, and obviously quality products as well!

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