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Life with cats. Does anyone else have this happen to them?

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My cat, Shasta, normally sleeps on a comfy kitty bed on the other end of the hobby table. Not today. She needs to sleep right in the kit box with a bunch of sub-assemblies. That said, she does make for a cute, if expensive picture. 

 

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LOL..yep mine think they are going to help me build at times....had to bar them from the room due to them trying to sneak off with parts.

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Not on your life!

My cat, Lucy, is absolutely not allowed in my shop.

The day that I find a cat hair in a paint job is the day that she becomes an outdoor cat!!

 

Steve

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I try and keep my dogs out of my hobby room..the good thing is they are all small (ranging from 6 to 16 lbs) so they are down close to the floor.  But they tend to try and eat anything they find on the floor.. 

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My lady has been told she isn't to set paw in my  hobbies room but she never listens and given the opportunity will be straight on to the desk and in my face.

 

 

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Cat are great. Though the best cat I ever had, Rover, use to steel model parts if he could. 

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One of the funniest posts I ever read on this subject (can't remember where):  a guy wrote that he was at the workbench attaching some small parts.  To make that easier, he put a puddle of super-glue on some tinfoil. 

His cat jumped up on the workbench to help.  Cat's rear paws went into the super-glue.  Cat then jumped to the tile floor...where its back paws firmly stuck.

The builder grabbed the De-Bonder to try and un-stick the kitty.  But the poor cat didn't know what was happening and freaked out.  And its front paws were working just fine. He finally got the cat loose, but needed quite a few Band-Aids.

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Oliver , my half-British Shorthair / half-"Domestic" Shorthair , is a 14 year old kitten ! He has this compulsion to get-into everything , including my hobby supplies . Other than the occasional "swatting" of parts of the table . he doesn't get into too much trouble .

Molly Anne , my "Calico Cougar" , has always been mature . She has never gotten into my stuff .

 

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My cats LOVE boxes.....I call them 'box inspectors' as they have to check out all boxes.....then take a nap in one.....

Good lookin cats guys!!!!

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Mine merely run off with the expensive, fiddly bits of my builds (like pre-wired distributors and braided stainless hose material). Never will I ever have a matched set of wheels/tires either, as inevitably one will come up missing as it was 'used' for their exercise requirements! 

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Ours curls up on her stand by the window behind where I sit, she'll sniff around the boxes and that's about it!!!! She's a Calico and a bit on her own agenda most of the time....

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My last cat friend for 14 years seemed to know the things that were absolutely verboten. She did all the entertaining and affectionate and mischievous things cats do, but never once got up on any of my model work areas (that I knew about), never did any damage, and I never had to lock her out of any rooms. 

She was a stray, and was always the indoor-outdoor kind of cat, so most of her shredding and hiding things and chasing energy got worked off outside.

Smart cat.

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I was cutting some flat stock for filling a firewall with a spruce cutter. Danged if my cat didn't have a piece wedged into his fur. He also has the knack(or ability) to find the most delicate subassembly, then tries  nonchalantly lay on it. Yes, hair in paint.

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I'd love to have the basement all to myself, but the cats would sit at the closed door and cry to be let down stairs. They also did this at three o'clock in the morning. It got so bad that I cut a "kitty door" into the basement door. 

And yes, they pilfer. My wife once found my #11 X-Acto knife in the kitchen.

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My workshop in in the basement where out cat has full access ... we keep the door unlatched and he knows how to open it for his patrol. I was cautious at first but he never jumped up on the bench at all. If we're both down there, he never jumps up on lap or table. Maybe it's just that things stay pretty constant down there and nothing looks new. I've never seen anything displaced (from his lone excursions) and expect he doesn't jump up when I'm not there.

Pretty extraordinary.

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Fur and shedding has been mentioned. When I took my last cat in to be put down a couple of years ago (18 1/2 year old Gus), the veteran offered to cut off a some fur as remembrance. I had to laugh a little, and told her no. I all ready had enough fur around the house to remind me of him for a long time to come. 

By the way, I still miss the old guy. And I hope he is happy up in cat heaven. 

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I have two of the furry things. They are good and leave me pretty much alone. The only exception is when they want a treat.They will sit and stare at me until I get up and go to the treat drawer.

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I had 7 cats, all like sons. This year I adopted a stray that found her way into my garage, and was really hungry. After getting rid of the flies, some vaccines, she joined the others. Things were just a bit complicated:

She had a surprise inside...

Yes, the furry, bit of happiness kind of surprise. 

My cats are always with me, and I don't care if there is cats hair in the paint. They are worth a lot more than models. 

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