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A heavy, sturdy, solid, tall scratch post for your loved ones.
on February 20, 2009
A few years ago I bought 3 extra-tall (3 feet) scratch posts for our cats around the house -- they absolutely loved the overly tall scratch posts compared to the crappy ones (and ultra-expensive ones) you see at PetSmart.
One of the biggest complaints I have with scratch posts is that they don't seem to be made by cat owners... they are either rickety and cheap and *short* (so no cat will really ever enjoy them) or they are really stable and tall and have tiny bases, or even rectangular bases so any cat walking up to it and scratching on it will pull it over on it's side -- it's unbelievable how poorly made some cat toys are.
Anyway, after a lot of research and looking at possibly spending $130 for a "Mondo" scratch post for the cats, we found this one and put in an order.
I will say that the shipping took forever... I think it actually took 2 weeks to get to us (in Arizona) and I was getting pretty hot under the collar about that, but after opening the box and feeling just how heavy this thing is, hand made, high quality and sturdy it was -- all was forgiven.
I'm actually writing this as I place an order for another one.
It's been a huge hit with our cats, it's a hair shorter than the really tall ones we had, but it makes up for it in spades with just how sturdy and well built it is.
There's really no decision to be made here, just get it... it's awesome. Don't waste your time with those plastic ones from PetSmart.