we've accepted scratching but our Kit, the Burmese cat, is busy licking anything wooden, table, chairs, ornaments, and we are concerned that the varnish may be damaging, as well as the damage he is doing to our furniture and ornaments. That rough tongue could move concrete, I swear it would! We are careful about saying NO when he's licking and usually distract him with a toy but he will go straight back if we're not watchful. He's already damaged my daughter's jewellery box by constantly licking one corner, usually when no one's in the house, of course. Any advice? got to say this is an awesome site, could have done with finding you ten months back, when these furbabies arrived.