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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.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    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?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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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    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.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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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.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    what if I put caster wheels on the cat?
    Do it. It would be cooler than this!

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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.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    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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    do I have to connect bones before this or no?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by raleighsport View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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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