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Thanks Linda, OC and Patricia. It was fun to write. Glad you liked it.

Natalya! That's great. I'm adding your suggestion as a post script.

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:53 PM, Natalya Zahn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Lovely post, Cat!
> So glad my 95lb dog is never interested in my workstation (though that
> doesn’t keep his hair from drifting all over it…).
>
> Do you know about Pawsense? It’s an app that detects when a cat steps onto
> a keyboard and blocks the input (so no erroneous or accidentally damaging
> commands are entered) - my brother uses it and tells me it works well:
>
> http://www.bitboost.com/pawsense/
>
> Cheers,
> -Natalya
>
>
> On Mar 4, 2015, at 3:23 PM, Catherine Wilson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Everyone here is the post for your edification and entertainment. :)
>
>
> http://www.catthewilson.com/blog/2015/2/28/pawprints-on-paintings-working-around-cats
>
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 10:05 AM, Catherine Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Thank you everyone for your creative ideas and cat stories. I'll link the
>> post as soon as it's finished.
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 6:34 PM, Clara Richardson <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> I mostly just yell at mine, think I’ll get some canned air… great
>>> suggestions!
>>>
>>> -Clara
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Clara Richardson
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> www.illustratingforscience.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Feb 28, 2015, at 4:16 PM, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> I have dogs and birds, so cats are sequestered in my 2-room studio (they
>>> get to explore the garage and basement under supervision). Because both
>>> cats lived wild, dogs are seen as predators or pests at the very least (and
>>> one cat is bigger than 2 of my dogs); birds are seen as prey.
>>>
>>> The female, Pumpkin, is the escape artist. The doorway to the studio has
>>> an angled ceiling and 7 steps down. I started with a gate. Pumpkin learned
>>> to scale it. I fastened a sheet of plexi so she couldn't get purchase on
>>> the gate. She then managed to climb the hinges. Then I put a pull down
>>> blind to close the gap at the top, fastening it with small bungee cords.
>>> She managed to slip thru, squeezing btwn the blind and the wall. Then I
>>> used a sheet of cardboard fastened to the blind, which meant it became an
>>> obstacle course for ME, getting in/out of my studio. I finally hired a
>>> cabinet maker and he constructed double-doors, with an extension at the top
>>> to close the gap.
>>>
>>> Mind you, upon escaping, Pumpkin mostly just sat waiting to go back into
>>> the studio. Escaping just because she could. And to tease the dogs.
>>>
>>> The new door is working thankfully.
>>>
>>> K
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Feb 28, 2015, at 1:59 PM, Maia Sanders <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I simply put my studio space in a room with the ability to close the
>>> doors! It's in the formal parlor of our hundred year old house, along with
>>> my kids' homeschool classroom, marking our complete transition from normal
>>> Americans to wall-eyed bohemians, according to my mother-in-law.
>>>
>>> Before I thought to move the operation to the parlor, I used to use the
>>> hot lamp/soft bed approach for one cat and the exciting windowsill with
>>> open window for the other. I have one adventure-vacation cat and
>>> one spa-vacation cat .
>>>
>>> Now, I need to figure out how to stop them drinking out of the
>>> aquarium....
>>>
>>> Maia
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Yes I do something like this too. I put 2 cat beds on the table next to
>>>> my computer. Why the big cat sleeps on the small bed and the little cat, in
>>>> the big bed - I will never know.
>>>>
>>>> Favorite spots are on top of the printer (which I made a fleece dust
>>>> cover for) and on my Time Capsule (backup/router), which I'm surprised has
>>>> never overheated.
>>>>
>>>> Mine are "unintentional" cats. Both rescued - injured and starving -
>>>> off the street. One was completely feral and fully grown. Now I can't get
>>>> him off my lap.
>>>>
>>>> I have plenty of pictures if you need them for your blog also pls let
>>>> us know the URL!
>>>>
>>>> K
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 28, 2015, at 9:31 AM, Julie Himes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> All my cat wants is to be on my lap when I'm sitting, so I got him his
>>>> own padded stool and set it next to me. He quickly learned that this is his
>>>> piece of furniture and he's happy to sleep on it next to me. I'm surprised
>>>> at how well it worked. Good luck!
>>>>
>>>> On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Holly Butlett <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I hang a plastic bag on my chair.  I have shaken it out and the
>>>>> plastic rattling scares them and keeps them at bay.  They also can be
>>>>> placed where you don't want them to go, on door knobs, arms of chairs.
>>>>> Holly
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>>
>>>>> On Feb 28, 2015, at 9:10 AM, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I keep a can of compressed air at hand. My cats hate the hissing noise
>>>>> it makes and will leave me alone.
>>>>> K
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Feb 28, 2015, at 9:06 AM, Catherine Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm writing a blog post on working around cats. I'm trying to find a
>>>>> picture of the decoy cat scanner from the 2011 live auction and permission
>>>>> to use if of course.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you have any tricks or tips for keeping felines at bay while you
>>>>> work please let me know.
>>>>>
>>>>> All best,
>>>>> Cat
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Cat Wilson
>>>>> Design . Illustration . Art
>>>>> Astoria, NY
>>>>> catthewilson.com
>>>>>
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