If you’re new to cat ownership, here’s a little secret: cats will scratch and damage your furniture regardless of what you do. It doesn’t matter how much anti-clawing spray you cover your furniture in; it’ll end up in tatters if your cat has anything to do with it. As a result, you must be diligent and precise in order to construct an appealing scratching post.
This location is likely to be very tempting to cats, particularly during an online teleconference session. They’ll spot the pole and try to climb it intuitively. It’s even better and more exciting now that they have some rope to stick their claws in.