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We've all yelled at our dogs to get off the couch (my neighbors swear by using open umbrellas), but how about our cats? We've heard of horror stories of cats scratching up expensive couches, and the sheer amount of fur that they leave behind is enough to have us reaching for the spray bottle.

Anyone have any effective way of keeping cats off furniture? Slipcovers sound like a great alternative (what with the option of washing), but we'd like to hear your recommendations for helping to keep couches a no-cat zone.