Erik Stehmann, a designer based in the Netherlands, has created a brilliant take on the scratching post that will serve as a beautiful decoration for your home and an effective therapy tool for your cat. That’s because the scratching post is shaped like a dog!


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The scratching post is named DOG, with a smaller variant called PUP. “Not only does DOG protect your furniture from cat scratching, but it is also THE way for cats to release their frustrations on their ‘natural enemy!'” writes Stehmann (yes, we know that dogs and cats can be the best of pals, but let us enjoy our faux-conflict).

Judging by his photos and videos, cats take to these scratching posts (scratching sculptures?) with murderous glee, and they are designed so they wouldn’t tip.

More info: erikstehmann.nl | Facebook (h/t: designtaxi)

“Take that, you tyrant!”

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Image credits: Erik Stehmann

“Surprise attack!”

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Image credits: Erik Stehmann

“Ride swiftly, my slave”

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Image credits: Inge Gijsel

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Image credits: Inge Gijsel

WARNING: Video is extremely violent