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Old 12-21-11, 08:16 AM   #1
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help me design a cow catcher for my chair, I keep running over my cat.

I can't really help it. for some reason, she likes to sleep right where the wheels on my chair are and every time I back up or move forward, there's lumps of hair on my carpet and an angry cat.
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Cats just don't learn from experience very well, do they?
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I used to trip while trying to avoid the cat. Now I just step on it. He's huge; it doesn't hurt him at all.
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I can't really help it. for some reason, she likes to sleep right where the wheels on my chair are and every time I back up or move forward, there's lumps of hair on my carpet and an angry cat.
One of my dogs is no smarter than your cat. She gets rolled over on a regular basis.
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Try giving her a warning, like ringing a zefal bell a moment before you get up. I bet you get a nice pavlovian response fairly quickly.
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Old 12-21-11, 09:31 AM   #7
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Try giving her a warning, like ringing a zefal bell a moment before you get up. I bet you get a nice pavlovian response fairly quickly.
what if I'm just shifting?
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Get a sheet of flexible stiff plastic, the stuff they use to vacuuam form plastic molds. It might be PE that is a few hundredths thick.

Cut a disc out of it with a hole in the center and form a cone to over the wheels. Or heck, just cut any sort of disc out of thin plywood, luan, whatver and then fasten that over the base of your chair with zipties or somsuch.
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Swing your feet around a couple of times before you move. If you smack into the cat, you'll know she's there. Hopefully she'll move after she gets smacked a few times.
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Just give the cat away.
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Get a sheet of flexible stiff plastic, the stuff they use to vacuuam form plastic molds. It might be PE that is a few hundredths thick.

Cut a disc out of it with a hole in the center and form a cone to over the wheels. Or heck, just cut any sort of disc out of thin plywood, luan, whatver and then fasten that over the base of your chair with zipties or somsuch.
what if I put caster wheels on the cat?
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what if I put caster wheels on the cat?
Borrow Couch's new skateboard and strap the cat to that. One little push with your foot and she rolls out of the way.
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Old 12-21-11, 09:58 AM   #13
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now that's an idea...
I have a bunch of casters, so I just need a piece of board to fashion them to, and the cat can sleep on top of that.
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Can you spray citrus oil around the chair?
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rig up a motion sensor to servo on a spray bottle or some kind of hydro system like they used to use on produce before that whole legionnaires disease outbreak.
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what if I put caster wheels on the cat?
Do it. It would be cooler than this!

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Old 12-21-11, 02:52 PM   #17
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Set your oven to 425F (232C).
Stick the cat in.
Wait at least a half-hour before serving.
Problem solved.
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Spin around in the chair, then throw your hands in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care.
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Spin around in the chair, then throw your hands in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care.
Before he does that he needs to put his left foot in, put his left foot out, put his left foot in and then shake it all about.
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Old 12-21-11, 03:12 PM   #20
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do I have to connect bones before this or no?
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You may, you very well may. I've found that doing the Chicken Dance will move anything out of my way, from humans to pets to stone walls, if they're paying any attention at all.
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Plastic cone around the base with a couple furniture gliders on the bottom? Or better yet, sidecar style catbed attached to a chair arm
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what if I'm just shifting?
Ring it then, when ever there is a possibility that you will squash the cat.
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Your chair is metal, right? I'm assuming that the castors are plastic and therefore non conductive.
Ok, what you need is a four by four piece of metal screen, some jumper cables, and a battery out of a truck...
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