The Bootsie Combination Cat Scratcher is a Versatile scratching post. It is very important for a cat to have a durable scratching post. Cats need a scratching post to help them tone their muscles, to remove old nail sheaths from their claws and to help relieve stress. The Bootsie Scratcher is made from woven sisal which is much more durable than wound sisal. This means that you will get much more use out of your scratching post.