Thursday, December 29, 2011

Biggest Hit of the Season

All right--I know I swore at some point I'd never blog about cat stuff, but this thing is just too darn surprising not to share in case any of you have feline friends in the house. Anyway, hands down, the most loved Christmas gift this year? The Super Scratcher +, a cardboard box with sideways-cut cardboard inside that you sprinkle with catnip. We have three cats, and they're all fighting over this thing. One of them (our alpha cat) just sits on top of the thing, seemingly guarding it from the other two cats for hours at a time. As soon as she's in the litter box, eating, or in another room, though, the other two kitties take advantage of her absence, trying to sneak turns using it.



I know my kids like the Christmas presents we got them, and my dog's been carrying around his new toy squirrel nonstop, but the level of hysteria around this silly cardboard contraption (which is so basic, anyone could make one themselves using a sharp knife and a couple of old moving boxes) floors me. Any surprise holiday gift hits in your family this year?

10 comments:

Cat Winters said...

Someone is probably making a ton of money off that cardboard box! You'll have to share a picture of the cat hysteria!!

Charlie Rice said...

One of my cats insists on sitting on my desk, on top of my mouse. If I move her, she moves herself back. The other one scales my back like a mountaineer until she reaches my shoulder, then gets comfortable. It's my fault; when they were kittens, it was so cute and I encouraged them with affection. Now...
You know what, I still don't mind.

Once, I got up to make some coffee. I returned to my computer and found an additional 50 pages of gibberish. My cat stretched out over the keyboard!

Ara Burklund said...

Cathy~I took a couple pix with my cheapo phone and added them, but I'm not sure why they turned out different sizes. One of these days I'll have to get a real digital camera and actually learn how to use it!

Charlie~Sounds like one of my cats! He's never done any writing, though, just hogs the mouse all the time. Too funny! : )

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Cute! Sounds like you need to make a couple more for the other cats, haha.

Hope you had a good holiday!

Cat Winters said...

I love the photos, Ara!!!

Ara Burklund said...

Thanks, Liz! Thanks, Cathy! : )

Leslie Rose said...

I have three cats and we SWEAR by the super scratcher. I bought catnip spray so I can refresh it every few days. The couch is very happy.

Ara Burklund said...

Ooh! Cool suggestion, Leslie! I'll have to look for the spray. Bet they'd love it. : )

Adrienne said...

How funny! And what is it about cardboard? Our bird has more fun with the tube from a paper towel roll than anything else.

Ara Burklund said...

Interesting about your bird, Adrienne! Kind of reminds me of how babies like the wrapping their gifts come in more than the actual presents. : )