Back when I first got Uhura and the Trekklings, I looked around online for a Star Trek scratcher or cat tree. There’s not anything like that out there (except for a small custom-made $300+ cat tree on Etsy, and ha ha ha NOPE), so I figured I was outta luck.
But someone out there was thinking laterally, and last week we received THIS:
Janeway, Kes and Troi get ready for their next mission (if you look closely at the space bubble, you’ll see Spock mid-yawn. Or maybe he’s yelling “Watch out behind you, there are aliens. SOMEONE PUT UP THE DANG FORCE FIELD THINGY!”)
This is a Boots and Barkley scratcher, which is the Target brand, but I don’t see it on Target’s web site. The one I got came from Amazon – affiliate link right here. The reviews on Amazon have some complaints about how it’s cheaply made, but as far as I can tell it’s holding up as well as previous Target scratcher/houses I’ve had. Of course, with anything made of cardboard, all it really takes is one good barf to ruin the thing, so keep that in mind. It came with small round pieces of tape to put over the seams – I used those up and used packing tape as well, and so far it’s not falling apart.
My only real complaint, and it’s a minor one, is that there’s no way to get to the second level of the scratcher from inside, and it’s a little bit higher than the kittens can jump. I solved that issue by putting a short cat tree behind the scratcher, which worked fine, and then ended up pushing the scratcher up against the couch, which works even better.
Troi’s got a little somethin’ to say, and Janeway gets a kiss. Also, an awful lot of nothing, including a long shot of the floor. A lot going on in a 24 second video, am I right?
Kirk and the travelin’ cube. A 4 minute video of the kittens being absolutely wild. (I did not intend it to be quite so long, but they kept cracking me up.)
2022: I think pink is Lalo’s color.
2021: “My earses feel funny.” (Franco Fondue)
2020: D’Artagnan sees what you’re doing, and frankly? He’s a little appalled.
2019: Princess Gabrielle is displeased.
2018: Ryder’s kittens, named.
2017: They’re turning into real cats now – they use the litter box like champs, they eat on their own, they race around like their tails are on fire.
2016: Awwww, wittle baby Hemlock!
2015: No entry.
2014: When he gets really excited, his suave and debonair exterior slips, and he lets his Alabama shine through.
2013: Meadow would like you to TALK TO THE PAW.
2012: Tony Rocky Magoo + red straw = true love forevah.
2011: Tucker’s all “WHY I NEVER!” Hee!
2010: “I am hanging out with my bo’friends, lady. You go away!”
2009: But Bill apparently decided that it was time for his eyelips to GO, and ::SPROINGGGG!:: off they went!
2008: No entry.
2007: It’s a good thing he’s so cute.
2006: Maddy and Miz Poo come face-to-face over Tigger. And then Miz Poo ran away from the terrifying kitten.
2005: So, that’s been my day thus far, and it’s not even noon. I think I need a nap.