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New Kitchen Scratch Protection

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by BarneyBobCat, Jul 21, 2021.


  1. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    Hi! We've just had a new kitchen installed. Barney has always been a lover of heights and used to race round the tops of the cupboards of our old kitchen. The new one has even taller cupboards and a cornice so we thought there would be no chance of him jumping up - what fools we are :eek:

    So of course we are now worried about the inevitable scratches he is going to create because the jump is not easy for him.

    Im wondering about putting some sort of plastic protector over the areas he is using to access the top of the cupboards. Has anyone done anything like this please?
     
  2. ewelsh

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    Oh Barney, you will get in trouble if your not careful.

    It all depends what material your cupboards are, if we are talking raw wood then buy Fiddes hard oil wax, I use it on my work tops, it’s robust as hell, heat, cat scratches, cat vomit, red wine etc.

    If we are talking modern, then maybe this would work, no idea how robust it would be, especially if the sides are near heat or light


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    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    Modern unfortunately so we do need to think about a cover, although he has found an easier way for to get up now which means this might not be a concern. My worry about sticking something on the panels is whether it will come off again or leave a mark. I think he is still getting used to the kitchen, when he is on top of the cupboards he keeps making a wahhhh noise at us :Hilarious
     
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  4. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Oh Barney! You really must try not to scratch your new kitchen - you know that would displease the humans. Maybe ask your mum and dad to make you a little ladder to get to where you want to be ;)
     
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    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    :Hilarious A ladder is a great idea!
     
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  6. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    Lost Barney this morning, found he had managed to get behind one of the new kitchen cupboards. Had to get the fitter round to remove one of the panels to get him out :Banghead
     
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    Still keeping you on your toes:Hilarious
     
  8. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    Hes a nightmare, he doesn't get any better @SbanR
     
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  9. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Oh Barney Boy! You are getting on a bit now, there's no need to be up to such pranks ;) You already know you're in charge, give your poor Dad a break!
     
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    I was going to suggest providing him with a way to get up there that would not involve him having to claw his way up the side of the cupboard as well. :)
     
  11. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    He's 2!!!! 3 in November

    He can make the jump quite well now with his front feet, it's his back legs I'm worried about but so far no damage. He's not clawing his way up just yet
     
  12. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Exactly @BarneyBobCat he's the equivalent of 26 years old now ;) No pranks needed!
     
  13. lorilu

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    The claws may brush against it. You might attach something he can get a bit of grip with along the side, if you're going to let him jump up there. A sisal rug maybe?

    I've got a tall secretary that is all scratched up on the side they jump up. I've seen them go up there hundreds of times over the years and never noticed that their hind claws were leaving little scratches (and some longer ones) in the finish until I moved.
     
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    What steps have you taken to stop him repeating his disappearing act?:Joyful
     
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