Ultimate Cat Scratcher/Lounger by Andrew Lesko

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Design: Ultimate Cat Scratcher/Lounger
Materials: Sustainable Cedar/Recycled Cardboard
Designer: Andrew Lesko

"My 25 lb. cat loved to lounge on her cardboard cat scratcher. It was just her natural spot to hang out on. Her own scent, left by her scratching activity gave her a sense of ownership and comfort. Not that it was comfortable. It was flat and small (for her). She needed something larger that would also give her more comfort."

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"I could not find anything in any store that would give her the comfort she desired and deserved. This was the inspiration that led me to design and develop the Ultimate Cat Scratch Lounge. My (her) prerequisites were that it would be oversized and accommodating for cats of all sizes, be super comfortable, incorporate a heavy duty, long lasting scratching pad that was also reversible and replaceable. It would be earth friendly, elevated, and have a hidden storage space for kitty toys which would also collect cat scratching residue flakes so as to keep floors clean. Lastly, it's design would be a blending of creative form and function which would look gorgeous in any home in America. Here it is - Scratch'n Slumber Comfort Lounge - hope you like it!"

Designer: Andrew Lesko
Link: www.brawnycat.com
Location: Port Ludlow, WA

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