Never in a million years did I think I’d be gushing about cardboard. Featured prominently in my living room no less.
Seems corrugated paper has come a long way since days of moving box and packing material fame. Now you can even own a Frank Gehry corrugated chair for a mere $140.
But when Paul Roberts, of Understated Corrugated offered up his KittyBlock cat lounge/cube/scratchers for my gang to review, I was reluctant.
My cats have always preferred carpet for scratching (preferably the carpet they’re not supposed to scratch of course). And I wasn’t sure exactly where I’d put the cardboard cubes.
The the photos in this post speak for themselves. I’m a cardboard convert, as are my cats. And at $35/each, they’re a heck of a lot cheaper than Frank’s cardboard creations (I’ll bet these could even double as stools!). Read on to find out how your kitty can win a KittyBlock his/her very own!
As expected, Kip was the first to scope out the situation.
Testing out the structural integrity of the blocks, and ensuring access to an unobstructed panoramic view of t
he apartment his domain.
Looks like it’s all clear to the left….
…and all good on the right (Petie double checks for good measure).
I love that Paul’s friend Len makes the KittyBoxes himself in Ohio. And that Paul has two cats including a tabby named Banjo (I see a Cat Man Monday in his future!).
There were so many cute photos of the cats on the KittyBlock that it’s a good thing Kip jumped in to help with the selects.
Though now that I look at it, he seems to be in every single photo.
When I asked Paul how long each KittyBlock could be expected to last, he said it varies greatly by cat. Some cats are more aggressive cardboard scratchers than others and some owners are messier with their Merlot than others (hey, have you been watching me Paul?!).
I think it’s safe to say you’ve got 6 months a minimum and up to a few years if your kitty is more of a lounger than scratcher. Luckily if one side gets torn up, you can always turn the cube around to reveal a “fresh” surface.
Paul has been kind enough to offer up a KittyBlock to one lucky I HAVE CAT reader (U.S. resident only – sorry!). To enter, follow the instructions below.
- Leave a comment to this blog post telling me if you currently have any cardboard scratchers in your home.
- Comments must be left by Sunday September 9th, 5pm EST.
- Only one entry per household.
- US residents only (sorry!).