I was hesitant to purchase Emery Cat because sometimes my cat's aren't nearly as impressed with my purchases for them as I am. In this case they loved my purchase! My cats have always loved the cat scratcher's that are horizontal rather than vertical. So I usually purchase the cardboard model's that are pretty much destroyed in a week or so. Emery Cat is much more durable. It not only satisfies kitty's urge to scratch but also helps keep nails "trimmed" down. It takes the points off of my kitties nails saving me from trimming their nails. I would have given this 10 stars if it hadn't been for the little pieces that do tend to come off when kitty has a good scratching session. It's not a big deal, as this happens with all of the scratcher's that I use. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a cat that likes to scratch, which would be every cat owner! It's a very good product and the price isn't ridiculous.