We do have one little rug. It's for the cats, they like to sit on it and use it to sharpen their claws.
Because they're cats, any purpose specific item never gets used (like a proper cat scratching post) so a rug it is.
However, it does have to be cleaned. I am not pulling out the vacuum cleaner for one small rug. It's just too much hassle lugging the stupid machine out and finding a power outlet and changing the attachment and having Freki shout at it for being such a noisy intruder and....well by then I just can't be bothered doing the vacuuming at all.
Vacuuming is only partially effective when it comes to cat fur at this time of year anyway with Sacha shedding her winter coat as the weather warms up (well they all are but she seems to have more then her fair share).
Here's how I clean the cat's rug. I use a scrubbing brush and I brush the rug.
Revolutionary huh? I'm imagining you nodding earnestly, even though I know your probably giving one of those looks that says 'Is she for real?'
Well, whatever your thinking, here's what it looks like half way. Easy right?
Except apparently it needed a thorough inspection.
Freki didn't think much of my cleaning efforts but Geri gave it her approval.
She got tired of me poking a camera in her face so she moved and I could finish scrubbing the other half.
Tadaaaa! There you have it. A clean rug, no vacuuming.
What do your cats use to sharpen their claws?