My cat doesn't like it when I lay in bed reading my iPad 2. She usually reaches for the iPad and I move it out of the way until she goes away. Last night I had my black leather Smart Case folded in half over the back and didn't notice her reaching to grab the top of the iPad. So I moved it just in time for her to swipe her sharp claws down the exposed leather. I was not a happy camper! I immediately saw 3 obvious scratches and tried to remember, she's just a helpless animal. I was mortified. But surprise! I rubbed the scratches lengthwise with my finger, and after a couple of rubs the scratches completely dissapeared! The coating on the leather is very impressive. Anyone know if the plastic Smart Covers are as scratch resistant?