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on: February 24, 2009, 02:13:15 PM



Proceed.

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Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 02:13:57 PM

I sorta, kinda, definitely want to punch you right now.
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Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 02:15:53 PM

Hmm, a cat punching thread sounds interesting.

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Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 02:19:02 PM

Hmm, a cat punching thread sounds interesting.

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Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 02:19:26 PM

I read all about that on Encyclopedia Dramatica.

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Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 02:23:45 PM


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Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 02:28:36 PM

I sorta, kinda, definitely want to punch you right now.
Don't be a pussy.


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Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 02:29:28 PM

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Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009, 02:35:49 PM

I sorta, kinda, definitely want to punch you right now.
Don't be a pussy.
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Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 03:09:30 PM

Maybe we should've kept the derail in the other thread undecided

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7ZA00Krz2Y

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Reply #10 on: February 24, 2009, 03:19:06 PM

That is adorable.   DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

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Reply #11 on: February 24, 2009, 03:20:59 PM


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Reply #12 on: February 24, 2009, 03:29:03 PM

thread redeemed.
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Reply #13 on: February 24, 2009, 03:36:31 PM

I have a question for the current cat owners here.  Does anyone know what needs to go into making a fence reasonably cat-proof?

I live in the city, and am planning on getting a cat or two.  I'd like to let them have the run of our back yard, if possible, without letting them get out into the street.  The yard is bordered on all sides by wooden fences around six feet tall, with no trees near them.  Seems to me like a cat would have a pretty hard time clearing those, but then the cat I had when I was a kid seemed to be able to climb just about anything when he put his mind to it, so I'm not sure if I trust my perceptions there.  Any advice?

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Reply #14 on: February 24, 2009, 03:42:02 PM

make the fence of glass and make it about 30 feet high.  that MIGHT keep them in your yard...
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Reply #15 on: February 24, 2009, 03:45:40 PM

My kitten from a couple days ago. He is a Tonkinese. He is AWESOME. Loves to snuggle and sleeps with me and my wife every night. Great cat with none of the stupid typical cat psychosis or neurosis.

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Reply #16 on: February 24, 2009, 03:46:55 PM

This place says they do it, I guess you could try and copy that.  I'm thinking Magenta could get past that - she's always hanging upside down and flipping herself over to climb high shelves.  I know I'm happier having inside cats, just in case.  Here's a fun place, though.  I'd LOVE something like THESE and they would work much better, I think.  Damn those Australians and their clever building fingers!



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Reply #17 on: February 24, 2009, 03:48:47 PM

Sam, you could hobble it's legs, but that's kind of cruel.

Seriously though, you aren't keeping a cat in the yard unless it's enclosed on all sides.  Wood is exceptionally easy for them to climb.

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Reply #18 on: February 24, 2009, 04:03:01 PM

This actually looks pretty good (from the site Signe linked):



Only downside being that it keeps cats in but not out.  So it'd have a lobster trap effect on neighborhood cats.   awesome, for real

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Reply #19 on: February 24, 2009, 04:04:04 PM

I have a question for the current cat owners here.  Does anyone know what needs to go into making a fence reasonably cat-proof?

I live in the city, and am planning on getting a cat or two.  I'd like to let them have the run of our back yard, if possible, without letting them get out into the street.  The yard is bordered on all sides by wooden fences around six feet tall, with no trees near them.  Seems to me like a cat would have a pretty hard time clearing those, but then the cat I had when I was a kid seemed to be able to climb just about anything when he put his mind to it, so I'm not sure if I trust my perceptions there.  Any advice?
Forget it.

I should get back to nature, too.  You know, like going to a shop for groceries instead of the computer.  Maybe a condo in the woods that doesn't even have a health club or restaurant attached.  Buy a car with only two cup holders or something.

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Reply #20 on: February 24, 2009, 04:17:50 PM

I'm with Engels.  Anything short of a complete enclosure (all sides and complete top) is just challenging them to a battle of wits.  Might as well try a staring contest.

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Reply #21 on: February 24, 2009, 04:20:50 PM

Took too long to get to the punchline but otherwise apropos.

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Reply #22 on: February 24, 2009, 04:24:51 PM


Pfft.  That guy had a convenient platform right by the wall that reduced it from a 6' vertical jump to only about 3'.  He might as well have built an escalator.

Also, his solution doesn't have a spring-loaded pivot to fling the cat off if it manages to get that high.



But I'm actually tempted now to try implementing his PVC solution under more optimal conditions (which I have -- no platforms, no ledges, just sheer vertical fences).  For science.  And it'd save me about $400 over the Houdini-Proof solution.
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Reply #23 on: February 24, 2009, 04:30:41 PM

Good luck.  Let me know how that turns out, and if the cat hasn't been fixed, maybe we can have a thread to name the kittens.  Meanwhile, I've got a cool idea for a "casual" base-building/platformer hybrid.

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Reply #24 on: February 24, 2009, 04:31:24 PM

Meanwhile, I've got a cool idea for a "casual" base-building/platformer hybrid.

Snort.
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Reply #25 on: February 24, 2009, 04:49:12 PM

My cats run free and kill rodents (and then bring the carcasses back to the door, unfortunately). All my life, my cats have done this. They don't exist to be cute and trapped inside for my friggin amusement.

[edit] Pic of dead rat forthcoming.. umm sooner or later.
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Reply #27 on: February 24, 2009, 05:23:20 PM

This is the first time I've had indoor cats.  When I was a child, we had barn cats who roamed and needed minimal attention from us.  We always had dogs for pets.  Unfortunately, I don't live rural, which is the only way I'd have outside cats.  I don't keep my cats inside for friggin amusement.  I keep them in to keep them away from cars and garbage.  I didn't rescue them so they could continue to play in traffic.

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Reply #28 on: February 24, 2009, 05:44:51 PM

Ya, in the best of all possible worlds, I too would let my cats roam free. But living in a 3rd floor apartment in the middle of a city that still somehow has packs of racoons roving about, I can't do that. And the other option for the cats is to be destroyed. So, uhm, lighten up on the Animal Liberation Front rhetoric.

I should get back to nature, too.  You know, like going to a shop for groceries instead of the computer.  Maybe a condo in the woods that doesn't even have a health club or restaurant attached.  Buy a car with only two cup holders or something.

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Reply #29 on: February 24, 2009, 05:54:03 PM

I'm with Engels.  Anything short of a complete enclosure (all sides and complete top) is just challenging them to a battle of wits.  Might as well try a staring contest.

You will always lose on a contest of wills and wits against a a cat.
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Reply #30 on: February 24, 2009, 05:57:28 PM

You save yourself a lot of problems keeping them indoors.  They can get fleas/ticks/worms all from being outside even if they're caged.  We adopted a few cats last year and they both had frickin tapeworms, little gross creatures they are.  They got them from catching mice that were infected with fleas carrying tapeworm eggs, likely.  That's just one of the many fun stories of why you keep cats indoors. 

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Reply #31 on: February 24, 2009, 05:57:51 PM

You will always lose on a contest of wills and wits against a a cat.
Yeah.  It's really silly to believe you can outwit your owner.

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Reply #32 on: February 24, 2009, 06:01:43 PM

I want to see a pic of that, Hawkbit.  We bought a big cat condo type thingy.  I wanted something heavy, well built and stable so it was expensive.  If you look at them, though, even the big pricey ones, they really look easy to build.  They love it, though, and use it constantly.

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Reply #33 on: February 24, 2009, 06:02:07 PM

I'd love to own pets, cats or dogs but being single and working 50 hours a week makes this impossible or highly irresponsible.

So keep the stories coming so I can at least have cats by proxy.
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Reply #34 on: February 24, 2009, 06:02:13 PM

the Animal Liberation Front rhetoric.

Animal Liberation Front rhetoric? I just think cats need to go outside more. They aren't in danger of getting run over by cars, unless you live right outside of a strip. That's where I see all the dead cats. Some people do live near that though, granted. Many don't. Many live in comfy little suburbs, pointlessly declaw their cats, and make their cats stay inside (and usually the reasoning is weak. I heard one person tell me once that if cats were let outside, they'd knocked the bird population out of balance  rolleyes).


Also, I hate anything approaching lolcatz territory.  why so serious?

Call it a preemptive strike against cuteness. There are no lolcatz in this thread as of yet, but it could go there.
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