This should make up for the murder of the deer...
I've been feeling somewhat apprehensive about getting our kittens de-clawed so I've been doing some research. I've read that, apparently, if you give cats adequate things of their own that they can use to scratch and stretch, and a little training, that they should leave your furniture and carpet alone.
I haven't made up my mind yet, but I asked Dave if he would build me/the cats a cat tree. We had the scrap wood and carpet so basically we would be out no cost! He actually thought that it would be a great idea and was enthusiastic about building it, I love my husband! I think he was excited about building it to save the couple hundred dollars it would have cost us!
So I searched the Internet for ideas and we came up with this which we, mostly Dave, spent ALL weekend building:
I'm not sure who likes it more, the cats or the girls.
It didn't take Smokey long to properly use it as a scratching outlet!
Dave says that if the cats don't like it that he was going to get new cats that do.
Next, we are going to build a cat castle for the girls room. We are going to look for pink and purple scraps for the covering. It's going to be a Christmas present for Karilyn, Heidi, Sparky, and Smokey, don't tell them.