Grumbles from the shop #6: The world is her litterbox

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Blog entry by dennis mitchell posted 05-10-2009 09:11 PM 5382 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A few years back my cat decided to get untrained. She started crapping behind the furniture. It was pretty strange. The solution was to move her to the shop where she has access to plenty of sawdust. So I get to share my shop with cat crap. Wonderful. This cat loves to ride on my shoulders. She will sit up there while I’m cutting 4X8’s or at the miter saw and just purr away. She will also stand right under your feet or try to climb your legs while at the saw! This picture is her sleeping while I’m running the table saw.
Sleeping on the job
She use to be scared of every thing. People, noise, dogs…now days she has no fear. I figured out that she has lost her eye sight and her hearing. She is getting along in years. She does a great Stevie Wonder impersonation where she climbs up on something high and moves her head back and forth. Just like Stevie. Most of the time I take a break and get on LumberJocks she is sitting on my shoulders, supervising. I figured it was time you guys got to meet her. So folks meet my cat, Squeak. Shop forecat.

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#1 posted 05-10-2009 09:29 PM

where is the cat? Just kidding Squeak…nice to meet you!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 09:30 PM

By the way…i dont have a shop cat or dog…just a shop dummy…me.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 09:41 PM

This is one far out cat .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 10:09 PM


You’re the creator of the first cat, dust collector.

You should get a patent on this.<(;O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 10:13 PM

lol. looks like my cat from h ell. my cats and dogs. sleep near me they get covered in wood chips. lol then they run thunthe house and scatter them. all over.

cute cat.

-- pat,ohio...

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 10:15 PM

I would have to say at least deaf!

That’s one interesting cat.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 05-10-2009 10:17 PM

Really Neat.

I imagine you have to be extra careful- covered with saw dust like that, you might not see her and trip over her- or worse, step on her!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 05-10-2009 11:24 PM

Looks like my shop. But my visiting cat keeps herself a little cleaner.

I’ll have to get a picture of Kattie Kitty.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#9 posted 05-10-2009 11:27 PM

It’s amazing that these critters are oblivious to the dangers that are obvious to us; trusting us to make sure they don’t get hurt. They become part of our lives and we let them, then pretend to be annoyed. It’s clear the Squeak is quite confident in her position and knows that you’re a kind man underneath the Grumbles.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#10 posted 05-11-2009 12:10 AM

you sure you didn’t leave a prescription bottle open, or maybe some medicinal brownies unattended?
My dog will sleep by my tablesaw, or on the lawn when i am mowing it, but he is just lazy, not blind or deaf.
never seen a cat do that though. it must really enjoy your company.
thanks for the post

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#11 posted 05-11-2009 12:32 AM

Hi Dennis;

I thought the dogs were bad. When I use a router, they’ll stand there watching, and blinking.

Stupid dogs!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 05-11-2009 04:41 AM

I heard a story where a guy was sawing at his table saw and his dog jumped up on him, pushing his hand into the blade. I hope your cat doesn’t cause an accident. He sounds pretty cool though. I can’t believe how comfortable he is laying among that sawdust. Really amazing. By the way, try using Nature’s Miracle on the carpet, it will eliminate any stains or odors.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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#13 posted 05-11-2009 04:48 AM

Before she lost all her sight she would jump up on the table saw and walk right towards the moving blade. I do have to keep an eye on her.

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#14 posted 05-11-2009 06:48 AM

Very strange acting cat.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#15 posted 05-11-2009 11:49 AM

aaaaaaaaaaw sitting on your shoulder.
I’m glad I got to meet her!! Big squeeze to Squeak!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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