When we bought our couch last month, we quickly discovered that kitty claws leave marks on it. So we threw a bunch of blankets and pillows on it to protect it.
On the right is Gord's spot (mine is on the left). I came home one day this week and discovered Crumpet sleeping there ... she'd never been there before. And now that's where you'll find her all the time.
Look how cute she is ... it's no surprise that Gord sits elsewhere and doesn't move her.