Zoey needs a cat scratcher. Only recently has she developed the need to scratch, and I know I shouldn't have put this off for so long. For about 2 weeks it's been getting progressively more obvious. So we just got a new house moved in onto the ranch to have a cowboy move in. There was some leftover carpet and I was allowed to steal it. Zoey has been scratching on two things. One- our office chairs. And two- my rug! It's a beautiful rug with horses on it and it's about 6 by 3 feet and in the middle of my room. She gets her paws under it and scratches at the rubber matting underneath, punching holes in it, also ripping loose threads on the outer rim of the rug. And it really upsets me, soooo... Right now, I just have the carpet propped up against my wall. It is rolled up, but the front is flat and I have been trying to teach Zoey to use it. I know this may take a while, and it is my fault, but she is still young. Anyway, I need suggestions. Should I just leave it flat? Like I can attatch it to a wide flat piece of plywood so she can scratch on a flat surface. Or upright? I have two options here. I can attatch it to a PVC Pipe or to a piece of wood, probably 4 by 4. One is flat and one is round. How tall should it be? The ones at PetCo are like $30 and I can make one easy with free materials. Thanks for any suggestions you guys may have!