To train your cat to scratch acceptable objects, sprinkle catnip and a few food treats on a sisal-wrapped scratching post, a corrugated cardboard scratcher or even a non-treated fireplace log. Place it next to the object you wish to protect.read more
Hometown: Astoria, NY
My Rescue Story:
Andy is the most adorable kitty I have ever met. I rescued him when he was only 4 weeks old, and though the vet said he wouldn't make it, Andy was a trooper from the start. My apartment in Astoria was too small to keep him -- along with two 14-year-old cats who never liked him -- and at week 9, I had to give him up. He lives in Brooklyn now with another family, but he will always be MY baby.
Cats reach full skeletal development when they are this old: