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    Okay so I'm seriously considering getting a leather couch & loveseat. What we have now is a khacki denim fabric. The covers remove completely to wash, but that is such a pain in the (_*_) to do! When we bought them it seemed perfect... until I realized with 4 animals and 2 kids how often I'd be removing & washing them!
    My husband doesn't love leather, but he has his Lazy Boy he sits in anyway, so he doesn't count. My concern is, we have 2 dogs but also 2 cats. I'm so worried the cat claws will destroy the leather. While they don't intentionally claw the furniture, they do get on the couches & I'm afraid they will leave punctures or scratches when they jump on/off the furniture. I read that blended or bonded leather supposed to be more resiliant to kids & animals & is cheaper to boot. Who knows. But do any of you have leather & dogs, cats, kids? How does it hold up to abuse? Mainly animal claws. I gotta prove my case to my hubby and as we all know, I can't end up being wrong about it! Haha! I know it will be so much easier to clean animal hair and smooshed banana off of leather.

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    I have cats..and a leather chair..but getting leather sofa in a couple weeks..I keep my cats nails trimmed as best I can...believe me I'm wondering how a baby kitten and leather furniture will coexist! I'm so sick of vacuuming hair off microfiber..it's a risk I'm taking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    I have cats..and a leather chair..but getting leather sofa in a couple weeks..I keep my cats nails trimmed as best I can...believe me I'm wondering how a baby kitten and leather furniture will coexist! I'm so sick of vacuuming hair off microfiber..it's a risk I'm taking!

    I think I could trim one of my cats nails, she's pretty laid back & will let me pick her up & hold her. But the other one... heck naw! She will tear my butt up if I try to pick her up or just hold her. They really only come in the living room after the kids go to bed. I don't blame them. Wish I could hide out until bedtime some days too! But yeah, I think it's a risk I'm willing to take too! I try to keep a blanket or sheet on the dog side of the couch. And it would work well if they always stayed on their side. I think I'd rather look at a few picks or scratches than stains, spills, & ground in dog hair. And since the fur & skin kids aren't going anywhere, the furniture will have to go!

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    I cannot imagine NOT having a leather couch with three cats, two dogs (one of which is a couch potato) and a parrot.
    Just keep a squirt bottle handy while you offer the cats something else to scratch on that's more satisfying and you'll be fine. There's another recent "leather couch" thread around here somewhere and the general concensus was: "Don't buy anything else!' Wipes clean like a dream. Got it on Craigslist for $600. There's no way I'd pay full price for a new one when there's so many out there available. My new couch is like NEW and came with extra cushions even - in the original wrapping!

    -couch-jpg <== the Craigslist couch

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    @Vicaroo1000 , that's a very hadsome looking sofa! Great color and looks perfect in your room.
    I was looking for a leather lazyboy recliner on Craig's list the other day. I think i will buy a used one too b/c i'm afraid to get anything brand new with my two destroyers at home!




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    @Vicaroo1000 , that's a very hadsome looking sofa! Great color and looks perfect in your room.
    I was looking for a leather lazyboy recliner on Craig's list the other day. I think i will buy a used one too b/c i'm afraid to get anything brand new with my two destroyers at home!
    Oh that's not my house.....that's the picture from the Craiglist ad.....

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    Bonded/Blended leather is not more resilient than genuine leather. And, when it gets scratched, it is more difficult to fix than genuine leather and the scratches are very obvious. Or so they said when we bought our new leather sectional that is coming in NEXT WEEK! CAN'T WAIT! YEAY!

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    I'm so jealous, everyone seems to be getting new furniture, but me!!




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    Leather, bullies and kids go great together, can't say much about the cats, we do not have cats, but will always have leather, easy to clean.
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    We have two cats, two dogs, and over the years we've acquired a leather couch, and two chairs, and another couch in the family room. I could not survive without them BUT yes, they take a little bit of a beating. It's hit or miss with cats. I "tsk'd" them from day one when they even thought about the leather, and we have two scratch towers to keep them happy. I also use a lot of quilts and throw blankets when it's just all of us piled on watching TV (every night!), and give everything a good wipe for family occasions and guests.

    If we had fabric furniture, ugh. We'd look like a college guys' door room!

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    Leather RULES when it comes to pets..... we have had our set for 11 years and 7 yrs of it with dogs -- no scratches, cuts, tears or rips. Next set will be leather again
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    I have had my new leather couch and loveseat for the last two weeks, I too had concerns and posted them. What I can say is I LOVE THEM!!!! I do not have any cats (yet) Joe wants one really bad, guess what he is getting for Christmas?? Lol...I am going to go to the pound and adopt, hopefully one declawed but if not it soon will be.

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