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Old October 21st, 2011, 11:17 PM
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Leather couch and cats

We have always wanted a leather couch, but were afraid the cats would destroy it,so we got couches with cloth upholstery ( and they destroyed them.)
The salesman in a furniture store today said cats cannot/will not scratch leather, it was tested by the manafacturer and proven. I say he's full of it, my husband believes him. Does anyone have a leather couch, with numerous cats, and how has it held up?
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 02:30 AM
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Did the salesman offer a written return-damaged-couch money-back guarantee?

Never had a leather couch.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 05:00 AM
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I've just come home from visiting a friend who has two indoor cats, and a leather couch. I think her Burmese leaves the couch alone but her Bengal has scratched one arm of it so badly it had to be reupholstered. AND it's doing it again, in the exact same place. Looked to me that it uses it like other cats use a scratching post. I reckon she would have a proper scratching post for them too btw.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 04:05 PM
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Tell that furniture salesman that he is a fibber

One of my cats had been scratching the leather couch of her previous owner, so the idiot owner had her declawed. Then the cat decided that she would chew on the leather couch so they dumped the cat.
Now we try to arrange chairs and furniture that limits the access to the favourite scratching areas, and we keep a close eye on the clawed cat.
There are some really nice blankets and covers for the arms of couches, etc.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Tell that furniture salesman that he is a fibber


Now we try to arrange chairs and furniture that limits the access to the favourite scratching areas, and we keep a close eye on the clawed cat.
Might suggest this to my friend, Bina, although the way she speaks this Bengal rearranges their house when they are away.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 01:21 AM
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For the extra money you pay for a leather couch, I was always afraid to try one, because of the cats. The salesman swears that even though theres a warranty on the couch for just about everything, but not cats, they won't bother it. I told my husband he was just telling you what you wanted to hear, and the couch looked like a cat magnet to me.
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