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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 <
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> I mostly just yell at mine, think I’ll get some canned air… great
> suggestions!
>
> -Clara
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> Clara Richardson
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> On Feb 28, 2015, at 4:16 PM, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> 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
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> On Feb 28, 2015, at 1:59 PM, Maia Sanders <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> 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
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> On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> 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
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>> 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:
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>>> 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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Design . Illustration . Art
Astoria, NY
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