Of all the inventions humans have created for us cats, why do you suppose they think cardboard is so good for scratching on? Everybody knows cardboard is for eating and biting and for making boxes so boys like me have something to squeeze into.
Take this scratcher, if you will. Please. I mean, really, take it. I can’t bite it, I don’t want to eat it and I can’t figure out how to make it into a box. So here I am, left to sit on the dang fool thing which doesn’t do me one hoot of any good.
And yet, somehow, it draws me near and makes me want to completly ignore the Basket of Nippy Toy Goodness. Why? It’s a mystery and one I sit to ponder again and again.