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HELP... Pippin has destroyed sofa....

post #1 of 14
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Pippin has slowly over the past year destroyed the landlords sofa... does anyone know how I can fix it?

We are moving out in the next few weeks and the sofa wasn't this bad a few days ago... I think he's picking up on the fact that we will be moving and is starting to stress out.
post #2 of 14
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Pippin has slowly over the past year destroyed the landlords sofa... does anyone know how I can fix it?

We are moving out in the next few weeks and the sofa wasn't this bad a few days ago... I think he's picking up on the fact that we will be moving and is starting to stress out.

It looks to be just the cushion right? Can you take it to a place that recovers furniture? and hope they have the same material to reupholester it.

Sorry, that is my only suggestion.
post #3 of 14
Some of the chain furniture stores sell replacement cushions - depending on where the landlord got it from. Or if you can find somewhere that has the same color leather you could try to get it re-uphostered but it might still look different or even cost more to fix that piece than to replace it.

Otherwise you're probably going to have to pay to replace the couch. Did you lease the place as a furnished apartment? Possibly they could take it out of your pet deposit if you paid one?

Good luck!
post #4 of 14
Ahh, leather. Going to be difficult to fix, if even possible. The suggestions already posted were what I was going to say. If it were me, I'd just replace the whole couch, or ask to have it taken from my Damage Deposit. Yikes.
post #5 of 14
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It's the arm of the sofa and unfortunatly not the cushion!

We simply do not have the money to reupholster and although we took out a pet deposit, the sofa was not included in any of the damages he might have incurred! He's never damaged anything other than his scratcher so we never expected him to casue this!

He's been so good for a whole year but suddenly he's started shunning his scratcher for the sofa... and I only noticed it a day or so ago so it's been really recent!

My landlord is going to kill me... this is a very expensive Italian sofa!
post #6 of 14
Perhaps you could talk to your landlord about taking the damage out of your deposit since there isn't any other damage for it to cover?
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Pippy-pops View Post
It's the arm of the sofa and unfortunatly not the cushion!

We simply do not have the money to reupholster and although we took out a pet deposit, the sofa was not included in any of the damages he might have incurred! He's never damaged anything other than his scratcher so we never expected him to casue this!

He's been so good for a whole year but suddenly he's started shunning his scratcher for the sofa... and I only noticed it a day or so ago so it's been really recent!

My landlord is going to kill me... this is a very expensive Italian sofa!
OUCH. I do not know what to say.... I would be completely honest and upfront with your landlord and hopefully he can take the $ out of the pet deposit, and if more is owed, perhaps he will agree to a payment plan. Honesty is the best, especially if you want to work something out.

Good luck
post #8 of 14
My dog ate part of our leather sofa several years ago. I did an internet search for "leather repair" people and found a woman who came to my home and mended the sofa. You cannot tell where the repair was.

Even if you do find someone to repair it, you need to tell your landlord and offer to compensate him. So sorry this happened....
post #9 of 14
Once a cat puts sent from paws in something it is all over. He has marked his place. If any cat comes by that sofa they will know whos it is and then will want to add there own mark. So now the sofa is a GIANT scratching post. All cats are ruled by sent, they have sent glands all over the body, in the cheek in the paws...ect....ect.......
All cats smell everything, and after they sniff, they will rub, claw,spray, or pee.....but somehow mark it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guess you get to buy a new couch.
post #10 of 14
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Well the sofa damage can't be fixed but the landlord won't be deducting any of the deposit !

We are now officially moved from our old house to our new house and it feels good! We can't find a thing anywhere but it still feels good to know we aren't living between the old and the new house anymore!

Needless to say, Pippy is now no longer allowed in the lounge when we are not home and we close the door to the room at night!

As he's an indoor cat, with a now defunct (we boarded it up) cat flap in the new house, I was wondering what he'd do when he saw it - he sniffed it, tried opening it and then got bored and walked away! I don't think he ever remembers using a cat flap... this weekend he's going on his first outing into the backgarden with his lead on... can't wait to get him outside again for walkies with mommy!
post #11 of 14
I am glad to hear your landlord was understanding, though very surprised they didn’t expect compensation for the damage! Good luck on your end I guess.

I hope Pippin likes going for walks outside (and doesn’t destroy any more furniture!)
post #12 of 14
Maybe the landlord wasn't terribly surprised? My cats are great about using their scratchers, but I wouldn't expect them to be able to resist leather. There's just something about the way claws can sink into (even I'd be tempted to scratch at it - maybe I've been around cats too much? ).

Hopefully I'm not offending anyone - but what a horrible shade of blue! Maybe Pippin had the right idea...

Good to hear that there was a positive outcome and everyones moved.
post #13 of 14
Is the other cat called 'Merry'?
post #14 of 14
What a great ending to a new start! That is one nice landlord! I would definitely keep the original kitty door paneled. He shouldn't even be able to recognize it as such. Remember, never set them up to fail. I would even thoroughly clean the door and surrounding area so he doesn't pick up previous pets scent using this area as a means of exit/entrance.
That is great he is leash trained, I hope he enjoys his new backyard!
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