Need a more durable couch because of our cat

Need a more durable couch because of our cat

Right now I am actually talking with an interior design and custom furniture company for assistance.

My husband and I adopted a stray cat on the streets. He was really aggressive running into our home and begging for food. He really didn’t give us the choice not to adopt him. Now we feed, care and love the cat. Since neither of us were familiar with cats, we have had a few shocks along the way. The most interesting thing is that cats shred everything. The cat loves to take his claws against the edge of the couch and tear it up. I have tried introducing scratch posts and he still prefers the couch. My husband has attached cardboard to the side of the couch to protect it. OUr the cat loves it. The snag is that our couch now looks really gross and trashy. I have been looking into furniture that is more durable that either can withstand claws or repel a cat from scratching them. Basic furniture stores don’t really have what I am looking for. Right now I am actually talking with an interior design and custom furniture company for assistance. I have been talking about upholstery for the couch that is durable or getting a custom couch that is angled in a way my cat won’t scratch it. I am a little worried I will pay for either new fabric or a brand new couch and still my kitty will claw at it. I might be forever doomed to have cardboard or furniture blocking the edge of the couch. Maybe if I have two couches he will only shred the one.

 

 

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