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12/4/12 10:35 A

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Kelly - I have a squirt bottle, and thought about using that, but I have some youngsters - two are 5 months old, two are 6 months old, and their curiosity or desire to chase things sometimes overtakes their sense of self-preservation. That would most likely work in the long run, but I need something that where there is no danger to them and I can do my workout.

Don - you have a good idea. I do have a guest room that is off limits to the cats. I kind of wanted to set the up bike up in front of the TV so I would not get bored, but maybe I could get a TV for that room (my guests would probably appreciate that, too), or better yet, move my small TV in the gues room and buy a bigger one for my bedroom. Thanks, Don. I like the way you think.
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I know what you mean by cat overdosing. I have 7 cats who are in the house all the time, and 3 that come and go, so sometimes I have 10 in here, but usually it's just when I serve canned food. I also feed 4 ferals, so I totally understand cat overdosing. I find that seven is a bit too much, and actually the 4 youngsters are up for adoption (the 5 month old girls are at the shelter getting spayed as I type this).

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12/4/12 9:44 A

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My treadmill is set up in what I call my "SparkHaven"...the one & only cat free room in the house...lol! Dumb bells, resistance bands, stereo and laptop are there for pumping out the jams when needed too. A few months ago we adopted a long-haired rag-doll Siamese from our son who became deathly allergic to him, making for a total cat count of FIVE...ugh! I get the pleasure of being the Cat Pan Man...

I love cats, but we're overdosing on them right now.

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11/30/12 11:14 A

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We used a squirt gun to train our cat not to jump on the counters and claw at furniture. Would something like that work?

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11/30/12 10:41 A

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I would like to do some evening cycling on my trainer, but I now have 7 cats ranging in ages from 5 months to just over a year (4 are up for adoption - please see me if you want a kitten. Please. I will PAY you emoticon ). They are all at the ages where anything new totally fascinates them, and they have fearless curiosity about anything that moves. Because of that I am hesitant to use the trainer.

I am thinking I should first set everything up and leave it for a couple of days in order to get them used to seeing it. I can then sit on it without pedaling so they get used to seeing me on it. The problem is that I know once I start using it, they are going to be attracted by the movement, and all it takes is one little paw in the spokes....

I need to figure out how to protect them from the moving parts. Any suggestions?

Edited by: GLADGAD at: 11/30/2012 (10:42)
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