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Thanks! This was fun. My dog is jealous now...
Annie

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From: Catherine Wilson 
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 4:35 PM
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Cats and art

Aw shucks. Thanks Jenny. Hopefully there will be more to come... although not all of them on cats. :)

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM, Jenny Keller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

  okay, this has been my favorite list-serv string ever, and i don't even have a cat. LOVE the blog post, cat!  
  jenny

  On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:23 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




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        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

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                  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


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