Next time you're at the airport and a sniffer dog approaches you, note whether it has floppy ears or not... typically the dog's breed will be a beagle, an English springer spaniel, a German shorthaired pointer or a Vizsla, all of which have floppy ears.
Dog agility is a sport that involves both your dog and you. The idea is that you direct your dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Like any sport, it takes some amount of training to become good at it.
Save your new sofa cushions while giving your kitty a stylish and functional scratch board. Just frame an old doormat into a deep frame. Then secure it in an appropriate place, low on the wall, and there you have it - a stylish scratch pad that you and your fluff ball can be proud of.