8/31 | DIY Cat Scratching Post

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Hey everyone, I hope your week is going well. I have some great news for my fellow cat lovers out there. I struggle to find the right food that I know my feline companion loves but is also packed with all the essential vitamins and nutrients every adult cat needs for healthy immune support. Sometimes I don’t know where to start to find such great cat food. It’s hard to know what I’m really giving my fur baby.  I’ve given my cat lots of different foods, but I just don’t feel like she is getting everything she needs. I could compare my kitty to be much like Morris from 9Lives, a ball of energy and so much fun to be around, but lately, I feel like she needed a boost. I give her treats, brush her (that’s her favorite), and we play with all of her favorite toys, she just seemed to be a bit sluggish.

I went over to my local Walmart and found the one and only 9Lives Protein Plus, and I knew it was exactly what my cat needed. It’s packed with 33 grams of protein per serving to give energy and support muscle. Not only do I love whats in it, but my cat does too! With so much nutrition, I am in love, and with flavors like chicken and tuna, I am seeing a different side of my kitty I haven’t seen in awhile, a Morris side! She is sassier and spunkier, which is all I could hope for as an animal lover and cat owner. She’s an adult cat, so she doesn’t need anything to help support her growth anymore, she just needs a great food to help maintain her nutritional health, and I finally found tha.

It was so simple to just walk into Walmart and grab it right off the shelf. It also comes in a small bag, and a larger bag if you need a bigger supply, which is great. You can earn $1.00 when purchasing 9Lives Protein Plus from Walmart with this Ibotta offerI was so ready to start feeding my cat a food that was made with wholesome ingredients, and I’m so glad I chose 9Lives Protein Plus. My cat loves 9Lives just as much as Morris the Cat does! Because I was so impressed with the product and the new cat she had become I thought I would treat her and make an adorable DIY Interactive Scratching Post.

Check out how you can make your own interactive cat scratching post down below.


  • 1 1/2 Inch Round Dowel
  • Pom-Poms
  • Wooden Plaque
  • Rough Rope
  • Wood Glue
  • Cat Toys
  • Saw
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush

1- Cut your wooden dowel in half with the saw, then paint the plaque any color you would like.

2- Once dry, glue one half of the dowel in the middle of the plaque, and then glue the other half on top to look like a “T.”

3- Wrap and glue rope going all the way up and around the dowel pieces, and allow to dry.

4- Hang and tie pieces of string from your dowel piece, and attach a few cat toys to some strings wherever you like.

5- Glue big pom poms to the ends to give it a finished look.

Your kitty will love this DIY, plus it’s easy to make and so cute to watch them play with it. It only takes a few materials and some personalized cat toys. You know your feline friend best, so you can pick the toys to use in this project. Don’t spend money at the store buying an expensive basic scratching post when you can invest and DIY this super cute one that’s also interactive, so your kitty can play while you’re away. You can get creative and make yours look like a cactus or a tree, you could even add things like catnip or carpet on the base. Always be original and get creative when you see an opportunity to show your style.