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.
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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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.
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!
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 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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Teddy knows sometimes every cat has to claw his way to the top of the cat tree of life