Saturday, September 17, 2011


One thing about being cat-owned, is that my living room will never look like this:

There's a word for leather furniture in a cat-owned household: "Claw stropping stations". Heh.

-- Badtux the Wistful Penguin


  1. We were told when we bought our leather sofa that animals don't like being on leather. Don't know who told the salesman that, but most of ours loooove the sofa.....

    Gorgeous living room set, though!

  2. Yeah, it's from a Costco ad that arrived in my inbox. My own living room set is a) a 13 year old metal futon with a fluffy-looking stained blue-jean futon cover (from being stropped and puked on by the kittehs), b) a wooden Ikea chair with a replaceable pad (replaced from time to time when it gets too disgusting due to being stropped and puked on by the kittehs), and c) whatever kitchen chairs migrate into the living room when company comes over and the futon and Ikea chair aren't enough. The futon and Ikea chair have replaceable covers (or pad, in the case of the Ikea chair) and they get replaced regularly. The kitchen chairs are metal, they do have fabric cushions but no idea why the kittehs don't actually strop them, though they do puke on them from time to time (yay to carpet shampoo machines with rotary accessory hoses).

    Leather furniture? Not happening.

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

  3. Can you still get those clear plastic covers we had in the 50's? They worked great in keeping us kids off the furniture, with a little help from Mom.

  4. I wouldn't want my living room to look like that. My stuff is from Goodwill and Freecycle.

  5. Montag, if you're going to turn your furniture into cheap unpleasant-to-sit-upon furniture, spending $1500 for the privilege isn't my idea of smart. I'll continue with my kitteh-proof furniture for now, thank you.

    BBC, yes, I saw your living room set under a bridge last time I peeked under there. Looked a bit soggy but fine for a troll.

  6. Hahaha. I guess kittehs really do dig the leather furniture. Some friends of mine just bought an apartment that included some furniture. Among the furnishings were two Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs that had been totally shredded by the previous owners cats. I don't know why but it made me laugh. Talk about expensive scratching posts!


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