Do you remember when you were a kid and you wanted to be able to do stuff that your parents or older siblings did? And that your parents seemed impossible tall? Perhaps the same is true for cats.
They want to be able to jump onto the table in one leap vs getting onto a chair first. Perhaps this scratching post seems really tall right now. Just wait a couple months and this feline will be able to reach the top of it with ease.
Does your cat like to use a scratching post?