One of the things I hope might save some of the furniture while we are away is a neat invention for kitties called LICKKITTY. It is basically a salt lick for cats. It is a plastic disk with a mound of hard (and apparently yummy) "food" that cats lick. It has a cover (useless for us as Scout figured out how to remove the top immediately and not only takes it off but hides the top so we cannot replace it). I affixed two of them to the Kleenex box so he could snack at will.
I need to go online and order more before they disappear from the market.