Friday, November 22, 2013

NSFC

We're nearing the peak of craft season, and I've been busy working away making products for upcoming sales.

Normally, the girls are allowed in the craft room if supervised, but if the hot glue gun is plugged in, they are banned.  It's just not safe for cats. (NSFC)   They're not allowed when the glitter is out either.  We had an incident a few years back, and we learned our lesson.

I've been crafting with the door closed a lot this week ( it's glitter AND glue gun season) and the girls haven't been too happy about it.  They'll camp outside my door waiting to be allowed in.  Wylla sticks her paws under the door and tries to grab any craft scraps within paw's reach.  Bean just sits there and yells at me.

LET US IN! 

I try to explain to them that it's for their own safety, but they just don't understand and when the glitter and glue gun are put away and they are allowed back in,  they look at me like this....

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27 comments:

  1. Oh man, I know how that goes. Fortunately for my cats (unfortunately for me) there isn't a door installed on my craft room, so they have free range of the place. I have beds and hidey holes for them just to them to keep them occupied while I'm trying to work.

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  2. Yeah, they just hate closed doors, no matter what is on the other side. If you are in there they need to be in there. Maybe Bean and Wylla want to learn how to make all kinds of crafts. Imagine the gifts they could give! LOL Curiosity sometimes is not a good thing. ;-) Happy Crafting!

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  3. See, this is why I love cats. I don't get people who are "not cat people." They just have so much personality!!

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  4. I know first hand about glitter. I unwittingly spilled some glitter on the floor and Enid rolled in it like it was catnip. It took me a few hours and the right lighting to understand why she was sparkling. D'oh!

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    1. ha ha! that's is so cute :)

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    2. Is that "Enid" of the LaBath girls? She had wings on her back.. maybe she just needed more glitter for them. :)

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    3. Yup, that would be Enid LaBath. Hester is usually on my shoulders when I craft unless of course I am working with fresh herbs then stand back!

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  5. But M-m-m-m-o-o-o-o-o-om-m-m-m.... ! It must be hard to say no to those little faces.

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    1. Thats what her face looks like! How can anyone say no to that sweet face?

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  6. Ohhhhhhhh! cats + closed doors = great sadness

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  7. My Tasha ended up being banned too. We had an incident one year where she jumped up onto the table where I had just laid out all of my glittered holiday cards to dry. She tried to do a course correction in mid air and ended up landing on her backside on one of them. As she ran down the hall I could only laugh - she had the perfect image of a glitter snowman on her butt!

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  8. Naughty girls!

    Mini used to do that paw-under-the-door thing when she was a teeny baby -- a couple of times she managed to flatten herself and limbo under the door! She was very small and the floors were warped, but still. Kittens have serious determination.

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  9. LOL, Bean's face just says it all....kitties just can't stand not being in the middle of whatever their humans are up to! THEY want to be the ones deciding what is not safe for cats...

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  10. I'm still finding glitter on Louie from WEEKS ago!! I've just decided he wants to be festive for the holidays.

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  11. I don't craft but LG really, really doesn't like closed doors. Not one bit. So I can sympathize.

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  12. "How could you do this to us?"

    You're supposed to make a couple toys for them while you're hidden in there ;).

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  13. I love that comment. "There was in incident" I wish the incident had a picture. I am envisioning glitter everywhere!

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  14. Cats and closed doors. They cannot co-exist. I've given up on being able to ever close door in my house. Luckily, I live alone so privacy isn't a huge concern. Of course, I would like to be able to take a bath without someone pushing the door open all the way and letting in all the cold air in the bathroom.

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  15. I keep the door to my spare bedroom closed to keep it as cat-free as possible for allergic guests. The cats are firmly convinced that there's a party going on in there.. I do my Christmas wrapping in there too, and manohman the yelling that goes on when I'm in there with the door closed! AND the 'look' when I come out.. Mean ol' CatMom that I am. :)

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  16. The Bean said, "I can't believe you didn't let your best helper in-me!" At least I think it's outrage I see on her fuzzy face....Mary A

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  17. It is tuff to be a good responsible Mom

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  18. We use the phrase "NFC:" Not For Cats. I swear they know what it means and have a face of disgust just for responding to those three letters.

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  19. No such thing as a cat-safe craft, I have to admit. Not even that huge afghan I've been crocheting for 10 years plus....

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  20. Bean is so pretty. A beautiful girl inside and out

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  21. Chris M. (aka Meezer Mama)November 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    I have a similar challenge with my two .... they especially like to help when I'm quilting, but other times they don't need to be in the craft room because they can be too much help. The solution ... I put a screen door on the bedroom that I use as a craft room. They can see through it, so they aren't frantic that they can't get in. And when I'm not in there, they can see that I'm not in there, so they're not frantic to get in (my big male has separation anxiety when he can't find his mommy :-).

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