The centre post is now being shredded by a cat ... presumably sharpening
it's claws, the front looks like it's been attacked with a saw, and it's
shredding off the corners.
Not a particularly good pic ... just took it in dark .. but you can see the
I find slivers of wood on the drive every morning.
I bought some anti-scent marking spray - but that is having no effect.
I did wrap it in plastic DPC for a couple of months ... didn't touch the
plastic ..(or any of the other posts)
But black dpc looks bad.
Suggestions ? .. only thought so far is to clad in chicken wire ... but
abstract minds of d-i-y bound to have a better idea.
Shot gun. I wuz just shot blastin' it Occifer, when dis moggy ran across
not seen the offender, and it might be my own cat in which case shooting it
would not go down well with SWHBO
Park a scratching post next to it as a more favourable target? Our cats
seem to like bits of old rugs/carpets, or old rope wrapped tightly around
"Jules" <jules.rich...@remove.this.gmail.com> wrote in message
How much CO2 footprint would you save by getting rid of the cat?
> Suggestions ? .. only thought so far is to clad in chicken wire ... but
> abstract minds of d-i-y bound to have a better idea.
Angle grinder. Claws. Sorted.
*My dog can lick anyone
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Suggestion: Not necessarily permanent. Fold some thin aluminium around
bottom of post. You might even be able to paint it suitable colour?
Alternatively split a piece of metal or plastic pipe or duct that is
bigger than the post and see if you can spring it open enough to fit
around post ................ idea being to discourage cat who will
eventually learn to scratch elsewhere? Put scratching pad nearby and
put cat-nip or other attraction on it? Spray or paint dog/bear/wolf
urine or repellant on post?
Stick a post in nearby, or one with sissel (sp?) rope or similar. Cat
Cats are bizarrely possessive about gardens, putting gravel down &
moving things doesn't half get you a "frown, sulk, cat bat across the
face". Seems there is a CWMBO element to consider.
Borrow electric fence shock unit and some tape
Wind tape around the post.
Await squeals of the feline version of "whatthefuckinellwasthat!" from the
post are later on
I'm told Lion dung is an effective cat deterrent. Getting it is the
BIG problem. It also might deter "'er indoors".
A Python would do the trick. And you won't have to feed it very
often. A large cat would sustain it for months.
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> Suggestions ? .. only thought so far is to clad in chicken wire
Wooden cladding and let it scratch. Replace as necessary.
I like cats scratching wood - every scratch there is one less in the
Decoy is the right idea - lean up an old bit of timber nearby and
they'll use that instead.
Maybe, maybe not. As anyone who has cats will know, once they get imprinted
on using a particular scratching post, it's the devil's own job to stop
them. I'd go with a nearby substitute *and* wrap the existing with somethng
to stop the cat getting to it until it becomes fixed on the new post. And
that won't always work!
Life is a catastrophic success.
All Cs MBO
Just wait till kitty starts boxing with the xmas baubles.
Also if you put it next to a decoy you could then move the device
around and duplicate decoys to confuse the cat. Similar in the way
that out of 10 gatso cameras maybe only 1 has a camera in -but which
How about applying some sort of wood hardener, the stuff you use to treat
rotten wood in frames?
The change in texture of the wood might be enough to stop the cat clawing
it. You'd need to test a small area to see if the appearance is acceptable
for you. A decoy bit would be handy too.
vindaloo paste? Keeps crows off dustbins.
The head of a pin will hold more angels if
it's been flattened with an angel-grinder.
I read that as cows :-)
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:23:39 +0100, Jim wrote:
>> Jules wrote:
>>> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 21:10:41 +0100, Rick Hughes wrote:
>>>> Suggestions ? .. only thought so far is to clad in chicken wire ... but
>>>> abstract minds of d-i-y bound to have a better idea.
>>> Park a scratching post next to it as a more favourable target? Our cats
>>> seem to like bits of old rugs/carpets, or old rope wrapped tightly around
>>> a post...
>> Decoy is the right idea - lean up an old bit of timber nearby and
>> they'll use that instead.
> Maybe, maybe not. As anyone who has cats will know, once they get imprinted
> on using a particular scratching post, it's the devil's own job to stop
That's where I've found a deterrent also comes in useful - just need to
use it for as long as it takes them to divert their attention to the 'new'
thing nad get use to that, then you can stop. Maybe wrap the post or keep
using the spray for a couple of weeks once there's a nice scratching post
Clad the wood in perspex.
not sure what shelf /bear/wolf urine is kept in B&Q :-)
>Suggestions ? .. only thought so far is to clad in chicken wire ...
>but abstract minds of d-i-y bound to have a better idea.
Chicken wire'd be fine, just gotta stop the breaker from tripping before
the cat is cooked.
Now that'd be silly - the dustbin would collapse.
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 07:57:01 -0500, Jules wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 13:27:51 +0100, PeterC wrote:
>>> vindaloo paste? Keeps crows off dustbins.
>> I read that as cows :-)
> Now that'd be silly - the dustbin would collapse.
Not if it were chock-full of vindaloo paste and had a good lid seal.
>Suggestions ? .. only thought so far is to clad in chicken wire ... but
>abstract minds of d-i-y bound to have a better idea.
Wrap it in rope. It's an outbuilding after all, not your living room.