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AK
March 3rd 04, 12:20 AM
I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window that I
have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on sunny
days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out of
he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with the
blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.

I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on display
to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to go
anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
near.

Any thoughts would be gratefull received.

Thanks

Angela

Judy
March 3rd 04, 02:01 AM
"AK" > wrote in message
...
> I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window that
I
> have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on
sunny
> days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out of
> he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with
the
> blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
>
> I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on
display
> to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to
go
> anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>
> Any thoughts would be gratefull received.

Fabric vertical blinds might be the answer. He would still have the
opportunity to look outside and you and your family would be able to sleep
through the night. :c)

Judy

Judy
March 3rd 04, 02:01 AM
"AK" > wrote in message
...
> I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window that
I
> have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on
sunny
> days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out of
> he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with
the
> blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
>
> I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on
display
> to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to
go
> anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>
> Any thoughts would be gratefull received.

Fabric vertical blinds might be the answer. He would still have the
opportunity to look outside and you and your family would be able to sleep
through the night. :c)

Judy

Karen Chuplis
March 3rd 04, 02:09 AM
in article , AK at wrote on
3/2/04 5:20 PM:

> I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window that I
> have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on sunny
> days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out of
> he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with the
> blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
>
> I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on display
> to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to go
> anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>
> Any thoughts would be gratefull received.
>
> Thanks
>
> Angela
>
>
Change to vertical blinds. Works a charm.

Karen

Karen Chuplis
March 3rd 04, 02:09 AM
in article , AK at wrote on
3/2/04 5:20 PM:

> I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window that I
> have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on sunny
> days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out of
> he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with the
> blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
>
> I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on display
> to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to go
> anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>
> Any thoughts would be gratefull received.
>
> Thanks
>
> Angela
>
>
Change to vertical blinds. Works a charm.

Karen

kaeli
March 3rd 04, 03:51 PM
In article >, enlightened
us with...
> I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>

Most cats hate citrus, especially fresh orange rinds. A nice, fragrant
citrus air freshener right on the sill might work.

I myself sleep like a log, so the kids can pretty much do whatever they
want to the blinds at my place. Or to me. I understand they walk on my
face from what my Mom said when I spent the night at her place for
Christmas. *heh*

--
--
~kaeli~
Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?
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kaeli
March 3rd 04, 03:51 PM
In article >, enlightened
us with...
> I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>

Most cats hate citrus, especially fresh orange rinds. A nice, fragrant
citrus air freshener right on the sill might work.

I myself sleep like a log, so the kids can pretty much do whatever they
want to the blinds at my place. Or to me. I understand they walk on my
face from what my Mom said when I spent the night at her place for
Christmas. *heh*

--
--
~kaeli~
Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/wildAtHeart
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/kaelisSpace

Deborah Trujillo
March 3rd 04, 04:09 PM
Are your blinds verticle or horizontal? My cat was doing that and she bent
some of the horizontal blinds so I replaced them with verticle (made less
noise too).

--
Debbie Trujillo

Please visit my website at http://mysite.verizon.net/res21yh8/index.html





in article , AK at wrote on
3/2/04 3:20 PM:

> I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window that I
> have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on sunny
> days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out of
> he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with the
> blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
>
> I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on display
> to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to go
> anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>
> Any thoughts would be gratefull received.
>
> Thanks
>
> Angela
>
>

Deborah Trujillo
March 3rd 04, 04:09 PM
Are your blinds verticle or horizontal? My cat was doing that and she bent
some of the horizontal blinds so I replaced them with verticle (made less
noise too).

--
Debbie Trujillo

Please visit my website at http://mysite.verizon.net/res21yh8/index.html





in article , AK at wrote on
3/2/04 3:20 PM:

> I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window that I
> have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on sunny
> days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out of
> he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with the
> blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
>
> I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on display
> to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to go
> anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>
> Any thoughts would be gratefull received.
>
> Thanks
>
> Angela
>
>

AK
March 3rd 04, 04:34 PM
They are horizontal. Unfortunately I am not fond of vertical blinds!


"Deborah Trujillo" > wrote in message
...
> Are your blinds verticle or horizontal? My cat was doing that and she
bent
> some of the horizontal blinds so I replaced them with verticle (made less
> noise too).
>
> --
> Debbie Trujillo
>
> Please visit my website at http://mysite.verizon.net/res21yh8/index.html
>
>
>
>
>
> in article , AK at wrote on
> 3/2/04 3:20 PM:
>
> > I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> > bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window
that I
> > have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on
sunny
> > days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out
of
> > he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with
the
> > blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> > makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
> >
> > I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on
display
> > to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to
go
> > anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> > something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from
coming
> > near.
> >
> > Any thoughts would be gratefull received.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Angela
> >
> >
>
>

AK
March 3rd 04, 04:34 PM
They are horizontal. Unfortunately I am not fond of vertical blinds!


"Deborah Trujillo" > wrote in message
...
> Are your blinds verticle or horizontal? My cat was doing that and she
bent
> some of the horizontal blinds so I replaced them with verticle (made less
> noise too).
>
> --
> Debbie Trujillo
>
> Please visit my website at http://mysite.verizon.net/res21yh8/index.html
>
>
>
>
>
> in article , AK at wrote on
> 3/2/04 3:20 PM:
>
> > I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> > bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window
that I
> > have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on
sunny
> > days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out
of
> > he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with
the
> > blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> > makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
> >
> > I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on
display
> > to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to
go
> > anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> > something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from
coming
> > near.
> >
> > Any thoughts would be gratefull received.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Angela
> >
> >
>
>

AK
March 3rd 04, 04:34 PM
"kaeli" > wrote in message
...
> Most cats hate citrus, especially fresh orange rinds. A nice, fragrant
> citrus air freshener right on the sill might work.
>
Good idea!

AK
March 3rd 04, 04:34 PM
"kaeli" > wrote in message
...
> Most cats hate citrus, especially fresh orange rinds. A nice, fragrant
> citrus air freshener right on the sill might work.
>
Good idea!

Priscilla H Ballou
March 3rd 04, 06:37 PM
Can you mount the blinds farther out from the window frame so the cat can
get behind them without rattling them? Install something between the
window and the blinds mounting hardware so they're actually slightly more
into the room and not flush up against the window?

I'm not sure I'm describing this well.

Priscilla

Priscilla H Ballou
March 3rd 04, 06:37 PM
Can you mount the blinds farther out from the window frame so the cat can
get behind them without rattling them? Install something between the
window and the blinds mounting hardware so they're actually slightly more
into the room and not flush up against the window?

I'm not sure I'm describing this well.

Priscilla

Hailey
March 4th 04, 02:39 AM
They are horizontal. Unfortunately I am not fond of vertical
> blinds!
>
> Me either, though I wish I was due to the kitties. The lady across the
> street has them and they remind me of prison bars from all the way
> across the street.

We are in the process of switching the foyer and kitchen (yeah Tuck gets on
the counters after everyone is in bed, little stinker). Tucker has virtually
ruined the foyer ones, because he climbs between the slats of the horizontal
blinds. With the horizontal in the living room he just walks between them.

Hailey
March 4th 04, 02:39 AM
They are horizontal. Unfortunately I am not fond of vertical
> blinds!
>
> Me either, though I wish I was due to the kitties. The lady across the
> street has them and they remind me of prison bars from all the way
> across the street.

We are in the process of switching the foyer and kitchen (yeah Tuck gets on
the counters after everyone is in bed, little stinker). Tucker has virtually
ruined the foyer ones, because he climbs between the slats of the horizontal
blinds. With the horizontal in the living room he just walks between them.

Jeannie
March 4th 04, 12:41 PM
I've got bamboo blinds in my bedroom. My cat can see through them but you
can't see through from the outside unless your right up close to the window.
It works for me anyway!

Jeannie

"AK" > wrote in message
...
> I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window that
I
> have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on
sunny
> days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out of
> he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with
the
> blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
>
> I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on
display
> to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to
go
> anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>
> Any thoughts would be gratefull received.
>
> Thanks
>
> Angela
>
>

Jeannie
March 4th 04, 12:41 PM
I've got bamboo blinds in my bedroom. My cat can see through them but you
can't see through from the outside unless your right up close to the window.
It works for me anyway!

Jeannie

"AK" > wrote in message
...
> I have a beutiful brown spotted Bengal who is gorgeous and I love him to
> bits, but he has one habit that is driving me crazy. I have a window that
I
> have put venetian blinds on so I can see my computer screen better on
sunny
> days. Even though the cat always had a window he preferred to look out of
> he has decided that during the night he wants to sit on the window with
the
> blinds on. This usually happens at between 2am and 5am and the noise he
> makes trying to get through the blinds wakes up the whole household.
>
> I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on
display
> to the outside. Is there anything I can do to deter him from wanting to
go
> anywhere near the blinds? I wonderred if there was a houseplant or
> something smelly that cats hate that I could use to deter him from coming
> near.
>
> Any thoughts would be gratefull received.
>
> Thanks
>
> Angela
>
>

Mary
March 4th 04, 05:13 PM
"Hailey" > wrote in message
...
> They are horizontal. Unfortunately I am not fond of vertical
> > blinds!
> >
> > Me either, though I wish I was due to the kitties. The lady across
the
> > street has them and they remind me of prison bars from all the way
> > across the street.
>
> We are in the process of switching the foyer and kitchen (yeah Tuck
gets on
> the counters after everyone is in bed, little stinker). Tucker has
virtually
> ruined the foyer ones, because he climbs between the slats of the
horizontal
> blinds. With the horizontal in the living room he just walks between
them.
>

I prefer sheers in the formal rooms and my bedroom. Have you seen what
cats can do to sheers? :) Not shredded, but scores of little claw
holes and pulls. I wish I liked vertical blinds. Truth be told, I
don't like blinds at all.

Mary
March 4th 04, 05:13 PM
"Hailey" > wrote in message
...
> They are horizontal. Unfortunately I am not fond of vertical
> > blinds!
> >
> > Me either, though I wish I was due to the kitties. The lady across
the
> > street has them and they remind me of prison bars from all the way
> > across the street.
>
> We are in the process of switching the foyer and kitchen (yeah Tuck
gets on
> the counters after everyone is in bed, little stinker). Tucker has
virtually
> ruined the foyer ones, because he climbs between the slats of the
horizontal
> blinds. With the horizontal in the living room he just walks between
them.
>

I prefer sheers in the formal rooms and my bedroom. Have you seen what
cats can do to sheers? :) Not shredded, but scores of little claw
holes and pulls. I wish I liked vertical blinds. Truth be told, I
don't like blinds at all.

AK
March 4th 04, 05:48 PM
"kaeli" > wrote in message
...
> In article >, enlightened
> Most cats hate citrus, especially fresh orange rinds. A nice, fragrant
> citrus air freshener right on the sill might work.

I have 2 lemon airfreshners, one on the windowsill, one on my
desk........................now we'll see if that works!! I'll keep you
posted

Angela

AK
March 4th 04, 05:48 PM
"kaeli" > wrote in message
...
> In article >, enlightened
> Most cats hate citrus, especially fresh orange rinds. A nice, fragrant
> citrus air freshener right on the sill might work.

I have 2 lemon airfreshners, one on the windowsill, one on my
desk........................now we'll see if that works!! I'll keep you
posted

Angela

Mary
March 6th 04, 09:09 PM
"Laura R." > wrote >
>ones like these have solved both the cat problem
> and my aesthetic concerns. :-)
>
> http://tinyurl.com/29hz4

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Mary
March 6th 04, 09:09 PM
"Laura R." > wrote >
>ones like these have solved both the cat problem
> and my aesthetic concerns. :-)
>
> http://tinyurl.com/29hz4

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Another
June 8th 04, 02:05 AM
Insure the computer. Encrypt and backup the data. Leave the blinds
open. <G>

George

>I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on display
>to the outside.

Another
June 8th 04, 02:05 AM
Insure the computer. Encrypt and backup the data. Leave the blinds
open. <G>

George

>I can't leave the blinds open as I don't want to have my computer on display
>to the outside.