Whenever she's allowed to step out on the front porch, she always stops on the sisal doormat for a quick scratch. Craig had the idea of getting Bean her own mat JUST for her to use inside. Last night, I went and picked one up for her.
So far, it's been a huge it. She absolutely loves it, and we hope it will help keep the damage to a minimum on the area rug.
If you have a kitty with similar scratching issues, I suggest you give it a try!