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How to keep the cat off the roof

#1 User is offline   mikes_s2000 

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 08:51 AM

The title says it all. I came out this morning to find my 15 pound cat laying on my roof. I almost flipped.:yikes:

What is the best way to keep the cat off the roof and to protect it?

Can the weight of the cat laying on the roof damage it or cause it to sag?

My best guess is that it should be fine because the weight of the cat is distributed across a wide enougy area.

Any input would be appreciated:what:

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 09:59 AM

take away the cat's phone privileges and ground it to its room until it understands what it did wrong. if that doesn't work, shoot it. :)
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:00 AM

Call Sigfreid and Roy,but if that doesn't work for you then maybe Jack Hanna can make room at the Columbus Zoo.

Seriously , you haven't said if the car sits outside or in a garage.If it is in the garage ;then keep the cat out of the garage .If it sits outside it is a much bigger issue.

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:01 AM

You have provided me with a great topic for Thanksgiving dinner, and I will ask my friends and associates for further ideas. However, here's a few off the top of my head....
You could whack it with a stick, hopefully it would be smart enough to get the idea. Or you could lure it somewhere else with a can of tuna. Or leave your car running & hide in there then punch it. Or put a chunk of old carpet on the roof when you park if that doesn't work. Or put a dog on the roof, too. Maybe spray some crap there that cats hate. Or spray it in the eye with 303 protectant and hopefully he'd get the idea. No , really I like cats. Or build a roof-height carport. Or put a mouse up there - oh wait that only deters elephants. Get a fake bird a locate it far from the car. Build it a cat apartment. Unlatch the roof and wire it so you can remotely put the top down. Or make a catapult. Leave your stereo on super loud playing ZZ Top or Ramones but muted then unmute it. Get a meaner cat and put it up there. Hire some kid to watch your car. Put foil on the roof, connect it to ground, and put a high voltage line to a can of tunafish on the roof. Attach a pendulum to your garage roof with a giant boot on the end. Or get an infrared sensor attached to a huge air circulator available from home depot and blow it off. Put a cow magnet up your cat's ass and put an electromagnet nearby. Perhaps put tunafish oil on someone else's roof nearby. Leave a coil of barbed wire and/or many thumbtacks on your roof. Lock your cat in the house. Sneak up on it and duct tape it to the roof then show it what VTEC is. Feed it exlax and hope his instincts take him elsewhere. Spray it with a CO2 fire extnguisher or a hose. Walk up to it, pet it, put rubbing alcohol on his back and quickly light it on fire.
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:03 AM

I just noticed you live in Meriden, CT so you can sometimes put snow on the roof.

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:12 AM

declaw the bastard...if u havent already done so. Take off both sets of claws...declawing is usually only done on the front.
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 12:31 PM

Well no sooner do I was my car and go inside to wash out my Absorber does my cat walk all over the hood with his muddy a$$ paws. :banghead: I had to rewash the entire front of the car again. I really hope his paws won't damage the finish.:angry:

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 12:44 PM

Get a animal trap from you local animal control center. Put a can of tuna inside. The next morning you will have the cat (or something else). Drop him off miles away, Problem solved !!!
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 12:48 PM

I would but the only problem is that he is my cat.:banghead: I bought him for my fiancee because she wanted a cat.

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 12:58 PM

I use a "Scat Mat" to keep the vermin off. I put the car cover on then lay the ScatMat on the hood. When the evil creatures jump up they step on the mat and ZAP!!!! They learn very quickly and now stay off all the vehicles in the garage. My other option was target practice but the kids wouldn't go for it.
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 01:01 PM

Put some empty boxes on the hood, trunk and roof. I like the Scat Mat idea though.
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 01:07 PM

I had this problem with my cars before I ever bought my S. Therefore, decided to head off the problem. Purchased the OEM car cover when I got the Honda. If I am out of the car, it is covered. Cat goes on top of the cover, no problem because it has plenty of padding.

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Posted 27 November 2003 - 02:27 PM

:LOL: leave the top down
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 02:31 PM

I had the same problem. I simply propped up some empty plastic cd cases on the top so that they would collapse if a cat climbed on top.

Cheap and works great.
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 03:34 PM

use car cover and empty boxes...no problems.
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 07:28 PM

If you wash the cat in a certain way the problem will resolve itself and the darned cat would no longer feel the need to park itself atop the S. This is what you do.

Take a bucket big enough for the cat but just barely so. Pour enough water that it is higher than the cat is tall. Add to the water liquid Dove soap and one tsp of vinegar and a pinch of ginger powder. Put on some thick gloves and grab the cat with both your hands, one behind the ears on the neck and the other just in front of the rear legs, on the abdomen. HOLD ON tight now and do not let go. Gently but with adequate force, completely immerse the vermin, er...pet cat, into the solution prepared in the manner prescribed above and hold for no more but no less than exactly five minutes and thirty five seconds. PRESTO.......problem solved.....:LOL:

No really though, a cat is a smart beast and a good non-crippling whacking with a suitable stick should be all that is needed. :stick:
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 11:21 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by mikes_s2000
I would but the only problem is that he is my cat.:banghead:

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Posted 28 November 2003 - 01:23 AM

i had the same problem with neighborhood cats...after much frustration and removing loose fur from the top...i bought six small mousetraps,set them and placed them on the top...one morning i came out to find one tripped...i left them for another week and have had NO cats since...they may be lazy furry little buggers but they do learn fast.

btw..don't waste your time on stickey stuff...i tried upsidedown strips of duct tape and found pawprints right over them!!!seems cats have oil on their pawpads that won't stick!
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Posted 28 November 2003 - 05:58 AM

OK, On e thing I hav e noticed here is alot of people say to scare the cat. Um...that would put holes in the top!!! Expecially if the cats have claws. Best bet is to put something on teh roof the cat wont like.
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Posted 28 November 2003 - 11:45 AM

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Posted 28 November 2003 - 01:20 PM

So many cat lovers here! lol

I keep my cat indoors.

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Posted 28 November 2003 - 01:33 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by mikes_s2000
I would but the only problem is that he is my cat.:banghead:
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Posted 29 November 2003 - 02:56 PM

There is a commercial product:
http://futurepet.com/cgi-bin/fullpres.exe?...DF=SKM341&OV=G1

I had this dilemma first with my NSX.
I am an EE, and made my own - I made a high-coltage/low current power supply, and attached an electrical grid to three rubber mats - one on hood, one on top, one on trunk, wired in parallel.

I had to play with the voltage/current - I set it too low, and found one of our 7 cats asleep on the mat! I juiced, and the next day, I found only a tuft of hair. They have not been on since.
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Posted 29 November 2003 - 02:59 PM

Poor cats probably gonna look like "Eek the cat"* when you guys are done with them!! :D

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 03:46 PM

Get a garage?
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