Not all the artworks are appreciated and understood! Our ‘’Picasso’’ LULU scratched a picture on the armchair backrest (just trying to do some copy). I tried to prepare her for the cruel remarks and scolding to come but she remained steadfast in her decision. To her it’s one of the greatest artworks. She’s proud of it. See the anxiety playing on her face. Now she needs to be praised. You are wonderful LULU, but mind that not all the artworks are easy to understand, that’s why many of them in their time remain unappreciated.
Now a little about scratching and what makes them be proud and feel satisfied while scratching. Maybe you’ve noticed when cats enjoy something, and it pleases them they want to scratch. It’s a way to express their happiness. So, cats scratch when they are happy or frustrated, that is a way to release emotions, when they want to mark their space, when they want to stretch, when there is a need to get rid of the dead outer layer of their claws. In short, it’s a natural behavior caused by many reasons and presenting as a multifunctional process. So, anything that is against the nature is wrong and this wrong will eventually cause disturbances in cat’s inborn behavior. You love your cat. You like her to roll up at your knees or to purr in your ear while you are relaxing and to meet you when you are back home. But you don’t like when the cat does what it enjoys to do. Why to declaw or punish them if it’s you who chose them for company. So, treat your pets well and not like one of your toys.