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692 days ago

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Does anyone have a pet that hangs out in your shop? My cat Tigger hangs out with me as long as I’m not making a lot of noise. My shop is my place of solitude in the mornings where I can sip my coffee, smoke my pipe, and spend time with my pal (he uses me as a back scratching machine).

-- 'The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.' - Chaucer


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#1 posted 692 days ago

We call this cat “Monster.” He’s always in the shop when I am.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 692 days ago

I had a collie named Coco that liked to hang in the shop preferable in the sawdust under the tablesaw, a total nutter.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#3 posted 692 days ago

Our cat “Simba” also likes the sawdust, he motivates me to keep the floor clean lest he use it as an unauthorized litter box. Otherwise he’s always curious what I’m doing as long as it doesn’t involve power tools. He also seems to have a talent for finding finishes that haven’t fully dried yet.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey http://davidwahl.org/category/woodworking/

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#4 posted 692 days ago

Curious cats and what they’re looking for.

pete

-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France

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#5 posted 691 days ago

that’s funny that alot of responses are of Cats. I have three myself and they take turns hanging out in the shop. KA my oldest is not interesting in going into the shop any more though, she is getting up in years and just like to sleep on the bed with her head on the Pillow.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#6 posted 691 days ago

Our new cat, Claw-Dee-Puss, is prone to visiting, as long as I’m not using power tools.
But, at the moment, he has a bit of an attitude problem…

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 691 days ago

Three Labradors & a couple cats. Sawdust is a favorite to sleep in.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 691 days ago

Knick Knack, that’s funny. One of our cat’s name is Clawdius Catullus. Catullus was a Latin poet around the time of Julius Caesar.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#9 posted 691 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#10 posted 691 days ago

My best shop buddie, a black lab died about a year ago. I miss her hanging out with me. None of the other animals…3 dogs, one cat, care to be in there. Few chickens every now and then….

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 691 days ago

I have two cats that love to be in the shop. I sometimes let them in to look around if I’m just assembling something, but they are sent out if I start the saws. Their tails get all full of sawdust and they drag it all over the house.


Sophie


Milo

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#12 posted 691 days ago

Never had a pet inside the shop. :(

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 691 days ago

I don’t let Sarah in often…makes for a very crowded shop and my cat doesn’t like her. The first shot is of her getting ready to go out and the second shot is just her everyday self.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#14 posted 691 days ago

My other shop pet is more dangerous than a tablesaw…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#15 posted 691 days ago

Great topic! My cats like to come into the shop, especially Keystone. He’s a certified vintage handplane inspector…

-- Jason K

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