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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-05-2005, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Outwitting cats : the kitchen sink

I don't have that many dishes, so I'd rather only wash them once a day. However, since the boys started jumping up on the counter, I haven't been able to let the dirty dishes stand in the sink, because they jump in there and then leave dirty paw prints all over. Finally today I got around to my project of cat-proofing the kitchen sink. I got some clear acrylic sheets ("plexiglass") from Home Depot, and cut two panels to fit over the sink. Now the boys can jump up there and look, but not touch!!



The other thing is that cats seem to be pretty uncomfortable suspended in mid-air. Tommy seemed to be somewhat put off by this new development. But I don't know how long that will last.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-05-2005, 02:12 PM
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That's a really great idea, Tim. Is the perspex just sitting on the top of the sink, or is it attached in some way? No doubt my little horrors would find some way of getting under it!
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I cut it to fit quite snug just inside the raised rim; it's just laying there....I don't think there's enough for them to get a hold of to wedge a nose or paw under there and slide it off. I might get a couple cabinet pulls and screw them on there so it's easier for ME to lift up.
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Wow, that is such a good idea. Oliver leaves little paw prints all over the stainless steel sink. Nice pic...your project looks very nice and clean cut.
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That's really cool. I like all of your cat inventions!

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Thanks. I did have a slightly jagged edge on one panel because I didn't score deep enough. (It's pretty easy to sand smooth.) So anyone who wants to do something like that and hasn't done it before, that's my only advice: be sure you score plenty deep.
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Very creative, indeed! I'd suggest cutting out a small piece (just hand sized) for you to use to lift it. Kind of how a trunk/toy chest lid has a cut out for lifting?
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You are so darn creative Tim!
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Yeah Tim thats really cool...
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Tim,
You should market that and sell it........I'd buy one!
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