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Would You Buy a Scratching Post Shaped Like a Politician?

Politikats has unveiled a Kickstarter with scratching posts that look like Obama, Trump, Netanyahu, and Putin. You're all over this, right?

Michael Leaverton  |  Feb 23rd 2016


When you’re screaming at the TV at the leading political figures of our era, do you ever look over at your cat and say, “C’mon, cat! When are you going to get in on this?”

Well, good news, political maniac. Your cat can now get in on this. Specifically, she can dart into the room when your turn on Fox News or CNN and sink her claws into four stars of the political stage — Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Vladimir Putin — from ass to neck, just like you do, all thanks to some guy, a hero with a dream and a sisal connection, who is making cat scratching posts that look like politicians.

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Correction: He will be making scratching posts that look like politicians, provided his Kickstarter project goes north of … let’s see … $36,000 in the next 47 days. That’s less than $1,000 a day!

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Welcome to the world of Politikats, a place populated by a bold, brave man with an interest in crafts who wants to make you a cat scratching post that looks like a politician, provided he can reach $36,000 in the next 47 days for these cat scratching posts shaped like politicians.

Each post will cost $99 through the early-bird Kickstarter pricing, which is peanuts for a scratching post shaped like a politician. But if you give him $4,500, he’ll sculpt your head in clay, carve your body in a log with a chainsaw, and send you a life-size scratching post of yourself for your cat to attack forever.

All of that is completely true.

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Now’s the time when we should mention that that guy behind Politikats is something of an artist, but that’s doesn’t mean he’s not dead serious. His website is slick. His prototypes are solid. His Kickstarter already has $200 of that $36,000. And when you figure that Exploding Kittens made nearly $9 million after asking for only $10,000, maybe he’s got a shot.

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THINGS WE LIKE ABOUT THESE SCRATCHING POSTS SHAPED LIKE POLITICIANS

  • Those little feet!
  • Obama looks pretty good for eight years in office.
  • Trump has a little belly.
  • Everybody has big ears.
  • Cats get to scratch adorable late-middle-age bodies.

THINGS WE’RE NOT SURE ABOUT

  • They sort of look like they’re all tied up in a firing line?
  • And that’s kinda …
  • … weird?
  • Also needs orange (Trump).

THINGS YOU CAN SHOUT WHEN YOUR CAT ATTACKS YOUR SCRATCHING POST SHAPED LIKE A POLITICIAN

  • “That’s for The Apprentice!”
  • “That’s for Omarosa!”
  • “That’s for ‘You’re fired!'”
  • “That’s for Trump Tower!”
  • “That’s for Trump Taj Mahal!”
  • “That’s for Trump Plane!”
  • “That’s for Trump University!”
  • “That’s for Trump Fragrance!”
  • “That’s for Trump Clothing!”
  • “That’s for Trump Ties!”
  • “That’s for Trump Bedding!”
  • “That’s for Trump Vodka!”
  • “That’s for Trump Golf!”
  • “That’s for Trump Home Chandelier Collection!”
  • “That’s for Trump Steaks!”
  • “That’s for Trump Natural Spring Water!”
  • “That’s for Trump Chocolate!”
  • “That’s for the Ukraine!”

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Will you buy cat scratching post shaped like a politician? Or do you prefer cat scratching posts that are not shaped like anything in particular (say a politician), but are rather shaped like the things they are (posts).

Before you answer, take a look at this this cat with Obama:

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I think we know what you’ll be doing.

All photos via Politikats.

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