We all know that cats need to scratch. It helps to maintain healthy claws as well as stretch and condition arm muscles. For me, it also helps me get out the rage. For this reason, most indoor cats should have a good scratching post that they can use (instead of the furniture!).
As you can see, I’ve been going to town on the first scratcher my parents got me (it lasted a year though which it pretty good), so they thought it might be time for a new one. They debated getting me a more substantial one or a carpet scratcher, but I just love my cardboard scratcher so much that they bought me a similar model from Cosmic Catnip. And yes, comes with catnip that you can sprinkle on it which just sweetens the deal in my book.