We have a 14 year old cat named Sugar who is still a kitten at heart. She sleeps most of the day but when she is awake she can be found sitting or scratching her Kong cat scratching pad. My husband is more of a dog person so I was really surprised when he came home with Christmas gifts for the cat! We have tried a scratching post for Sugar, but she prefers to do her scratching close to the ground. I’ve also tried rope type scratchers with her but she prefers the cardboard type. This cat scratcher is perfect for her because of its size, she can sit or lay on it and scratch until her heart is content. It really helps to save the furniture as well. As long as she has her cardboard scratch pad she won’t touch the furniture. This scratch pad has wood around it so it helps to keep it anchored in one spot for her. It is really well made and has an extra play feather on the end for her to bat around. All in all it was a great purchase and has been a big hit with kitty. Keeping them active helps to keep them healthy and this scratch pad is perfect for our cat.