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Brandon Leece

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Re: Pets
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 06:21:34 AM »
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How does one keep their pets from their gear? I am owned by two very curious cats who get into everything and are good at destroying anything.

Closing doors is a problem as they will claw at the door until it is opened.


Dogs have owners, cats have staff.

We had a cat that was very good at opening doors. He understood the door knob principle and would work them with both paws until they turned, then he would sashay in as if it to say, "well, I guess I showed you." We had to lock doors to keep him out, except for certain ones that he couldn't get to pull open a little when he turned the knob.

Maybe try something to discourage the clawing...something they find very unpleasant when they do it. Trimming their nails immediately if they do it might help get the message across.

The only time I've had trouble with a cat spraying a scope was when my 20" was stuck outside insouthwest Georgia (land of the attached home carports.) It was a neighborhood cat roaming at night.It washell on my tools as well. Attached car ports sharing the same roof make absolutely no sense to me...just go ahead and enclose the blastedthing. I'll never have one of those again.

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Re: Pets
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018, 01:55:40 PM »
My little buddies sprayed before they were fixed. Fortunately that is not a problem any more. What they are good at is clawing and chewing things, also they have a need to climb onto or into anything small and enclosed. I can see one of them clawing at the secondary spider to crawl into the tube. Or trying to climb it and knocking the whole thing over.

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Re: Pets
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2018, 09:06:02 AM »
Dobs do come with covers. My Skywatcher cover snaps on pretty tightly, not sure a cat could undo it especially since it would have to shimmy up the smooth metal tube to reach it.

But I don't have a cat, so no firsthand experience on that :-)