Last week I wrote about an elegant, natural alternative to some of the hideous cat-scratching posts out there. I had with my fingers crossed that my darling kitties would stay so engaged with said version that they would leave my new sofa alone. Well, I've been betrayed! At least this technique can quickly repair any damage they have done.
Because of the woven nature of the fabric I was able to use the dull-ish point of a corkscrew to gently push back any cat-claw-pulls. The curved end of the screw helps tuck the fibers away securely without damaging the surrounding weave.
I have to say I am a wee bit concerned to leave the couch unattended (last night we threw a large blanket over top), but hopefully with the addition of some Stickypaws, the employment of a water spray bottle, and a good amount of catnip bribes, my "fixes" will become less and less frequent.
Wish me luck!
(Image: MaryAnne Petrella)