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BTKS

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1403 days ago

Does anyone have a good way to keep the cats out of the shop and not using my sawdust as a handy litterbox? My wife brought home a couple of supposed to be sort of wild cats to stay out in the south barn and help control mice and other varmits from getting in there. Well, they tamed down real quick and just love me and my shop. I don’t love cats but I don’t dislike them either. If they stay on their turf, I’ll stay on mine. The shop smells like a pet store now and I’m considering drastic measures just not cruel ones.
Being a dog person, I’m not sure how to motivate a cat to leave. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)


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Rick Dennington

3272 posts in 1789 days


#1 posted 1403 days ago

Greetings BTKS,

Here’s what I’d do if it were me…I’d grab it, tie a rope around it’s neck, put a brick on the other end,

and throw it across a telephone line….. That’s what I’d do….I hate cats with a passion…...You do what you

want to, but until you get rid of the sucker, you’ll never get rid of it….....But there’s poison, or a .22 cal.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Abbott

2570 posts in 1898 days


#2 posted 1403 days ago

They won’t stick around to long if there is a dog around.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Abbott

2570 posts in 1898 days


#3 posted 1403 days ago

Hell Rick…what if a cat thought it would be fun to do the same to you..

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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MedicKen

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#4 posted 1403 days ago

Get a dog!!

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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leona

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#5 posted 1403 days ago

Plant some catnip near the south barn

-- Darrell

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

852 posts in 2328 days


#6 posted 1403 days ago

spray them with a water/ammonia solution each time you see them in the shop. Pretty soon they will figure out that they don’t like it there.

Alternatively, think TASER

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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swirt

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#7 posted 1403 days ago

My shop is 1/3 of my basement. When I am using it and making sawdust, I keep the door closed. But when I am not using it I like to leave the door open to help keep it from getting musty. To keep the cats out, I slide a piece of 3’x4’ plywood in front of the door. My cats are older and don’t bother jumping over it. If they were younger I might make it 4×4. I’ve slipped up and forgotten to slide it closed a couple of times and one of them usually manages to piss in a pile of shavings. ... it reminds me to be consistent.

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Rick Dennington

3272 posts in 1789 days


#8 posted 1403 days ago

Hey Abbott, He asked for an opinion, and I gave it to him….Don’t worry, I have been shot..more than once.

And I’m still here, dude…........

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Howie

2656 posts in 1518 days


#9 posted 1403 days ago

Remington makes a nice 12 gauge…...
Seriously, local pet store should have a product to spray around so they will stay out of your shop.

-- Life is good.

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Abbott

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#10 posted 1403 days ago

Hey Abbott, He asked for an opinion, and I gave it to him….Don’t worry, I have been shot..more than once.

And I’m still here, dude…….....

Hey Rick…I let my cat read the forums now and then and she noticed your post…

She said “This one’s for rick”. Honestly I can’t tell if she was winking at you or not when I snapped the photo ~shrug~

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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dustbunny

1149 posts in 1890 days


#11 posted 1403 days ago

Cats greatly dislike marigolds.
But somehow that doesn’t seem feasible. Hehe
Also there is a spray that you can get at Petco
that deters them.
You could spray around the entrances to your shop.

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Gregn

1642 posts in 1578 days


#12 posted 1403 days ago

I’ve used moth balls to keep them out of the garden. Throw down moth balls around the perimeter of the shop that should deter them from coming around the building. It also helps to cut down mosquitoes.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 1403 days ago

Okay, Abbott, I’ve had it with you posting these dirty pictures all over the site! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Abbott

2570 posts in 1898 days


#14 posted 1403 days ago

Lol!!! Charlie your killin me with that one!! HAHAHA!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Jordan

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#15 posted 1403 days ago

Maybe cleaning up the sawdust might help? I should talk, I haven’t seen my feet in weeks!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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