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Chris Castillo

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« on: December 23, 2017, 10:01:29 PM »
How can one keep their pets out of their equipment?  I am owned by two very curious cats that enter everything and are good at ruining anything.

Closing doors is an issue as they will claw at the door until it is opened.



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Re: Pets
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 11:37:03 PM »
Squirt them with water should they scratch at the door, after a while they receive the message.

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Re: Pets
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 10:24:04 AM »
My Puppy will completely ignore all my gear scattered on the floor, took one good "OFF NO!" for her to get the picture... plus some nice treats when she did ignore the gear.
Cats are a different story, spray bottle method works wonders when it does work.

Tim Massey

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Re: Pets
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 11:48:13 PM »
Dogs are like employees. Cats are like contractors.

I will try the water trick again. Problem is one cat likes to play in the bathtub and the other likes to stick his paws in the water bowl.

Bobby Javier

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Re: Pets
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 06:01:37 PM »
Just show'em that baked cat recipe you keep hidden in your wallet.

Jan Giri

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Re: Pets
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 03:58:37 PM »
Add in a few drops of ammonia.

Daniel Ferguson

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Re: Pets
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 01:45:55 AM »
Our 13 year old neutered male has taken to spraying and for some reason has chosen my 13.1 inch truss.

Fortunately my wife has made a polyethylene cover that fits over the disassembled scope but its still an aggravation every time it happens. I have tried various sprays with little success.

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Re: Pets
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 03:57:26 AM »
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Add in a few drops of ammonia.


Yep

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Re: Pets
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 12:22:50 AM »
Any room in a closet where you can store the telescope out of reach of felonious felines?

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Re: Pets
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:57:56 PM »
"Dogs are like employees. Cats are like contractors"

This, made my day.

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Re: Pets
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 01:52:12 PM »
My stuff is in my third bedroom, door is kept closed. Problem solved.

But, I will say the first night I used the Skywatcher 8" dob I put eyepieces on the eyepieces rack on the base. Logan, one of my greyhounds, immediately stuck his nose there to sniff. I don't use that rack unless the dogs are in the house now, although now that they are familiar with the scopes I don't think they are very interested anymore.

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Re: Pets
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 01:05:26 AM »
I have given up hobbies before because of these little guys. I will not let that happen this time.

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Re: Pets
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 02:01:50 AM »
I take it that your equipment is kept in a room of its own.
Perhaps something like a baby gate would keep them from being able to scratch on the door.

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Re: Pets
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2018, 10:45:32 PM »
I don't have any equipment. This is just a theoretical question.

When I do acquire equipment it will be stored in our 2nd bedroom which is not used much.

Paul Hunt

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Re: Pets
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 04:41:09 AM »
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Just show'em that baked cat recipe you keep hidden in your wallet.

lol or the cat casserole recipe for telescope violating cats? I have my telescope out in the front room and the cats totally ignore it. I hope that stays the same when my new equipment arrives on Tuesday.