Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by strype » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 22:30:12



My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage. They always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it is cleaned.

Anyway, short of getting rid of the cats, is there anythign I can do to keep them off? I tried a motion detector chime, but the cats ignored it and it was irritating becasue it would go off when people walked by. My next idea is to try to make a square the size of the hood out of pvc and suspend it from the ceiling to sort of "block" them from getting on it.

You guys are good at coming up with stuff. I thought I would ask. I thought a hi tech thing to do would be to install some sort of motion detection valve that would briefly open when motion is sensed and would be connected to an air tank to "blow" at the cat, however this is probaly too expensive and I know of no motion detedction valves that would perform this way.

Any ideas are appreciated!

 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by Denni » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 22:55:49



Quote:
> My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage. They always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it is cleaned.

> Anyway, short of getting rid of the cats, is there anythign I can do to keep them off? I tried a motion detector chime, but the cats ignored it and it was irritating becasue it would go off when people walked by. My next idea is to try to make a square the size of the hood out of pvc and suspend it from the ceiling to sort of "block" them from getting on it.

> You guys are good at coming up with stuff. I thought I would ask. I thought a hi tech thing to do would be to install some sort of motion detection valve that would briefly open when motion is sensed and would be connected to an air tank to "blow" at the cat, however this is probaly too expensive and I know of no motion detedction valves that would perform this way.

> Any ideas are appreciated!

Easy & assured solution. Show your missus where the hood releast is.
When she pulls into the garage she can pop the hood. Any cat that can
sit on a 70 degree angled hood deserved to be allowed to stay there.

 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by a frien » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:34:34



Quote:
> My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage. They always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it is cleaned.

> Anyway, short of getting rid of the cats, is there anythign I can do to keep them off? I tried a motion detector chime, but the cats ignored it and it was irritating becasue it would go off when people walked by. My next idea is to try to make a square the size of the hood out of pvc and suspend it from the ceiling to sort of "block" them from getting on it.

> You guys are good at coming up with stuff. I thought I would ask. I thought a hi tech thing to do would be to install some sort of motion detection valve that would briefly open when motion is sensed and would be connected to an air tank to "blow" at the cat, however this is probaly too expensive and I know of no motion detedction valves that would perform this way.

> Any ideas are appreciated!

Didn't the NRA tell us about the solution to this critical problem?

--
For a $5 dollar donation today you get credit for $10 with HIM

 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by Jim Wilkin » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:43:25



-My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage.
-They always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it
is cleaned.

A mousetrap between sheets of cardboard makes an effective but
harmless land mine to discourage them.

You could hang dowels horizontally above the edges where the cats jump
up, with hooks to raise them up out of the way when the garage is
empty.

 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by Tom Gardne » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:43:23



Quote:
> My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage. They always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it is cleaned.

> Anyway, short of getting rid of the cats, is there anythign I can do to keep them off? I tried a motion detector chime, but the cats ignored it and it was irritating becasue it would go off when people walked by. My next idea is to try to make a square the size of the hood out of pvc and suspend it from the ceiling to sort of "block" them from getting on it.

> You guys are good at coming up with stuff. I thought I would ask. I thought a hi tech thing to do would be to install some sort of motion detection valve that would briefly open when motion is sensed and would be connected to an air tank to "blow" at the cat, however this is probaly too expensive and I know of no motion detedction valves that would perform this way.

> Any ideas are appreciated!

Ain't gonna' happen!  Enjoy the footprints as marks of a cat lover,
other people will.
 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by John B » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:45:39




Quote:
>My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage. They always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it is cleaned.

>Anyway, short of getting rid of the cats, is there anythign I can do to keep them off? I tried a motion detector chime, but the cats ignored it and it was irritating becasue it would go off when people walked by. My next idea is to try to make a square the size of the hood out of pvc and suspend it from the ceiling to sort of "block" them from getting on it.

>You guys are good at coming up with stuff. I thought I would ask. I thought a hi tech thing to do would be to install some sort of motion detection valve that would briefly open when motion is sensed and would be connected to an air tank to "blow" at the cat, however this is probaly too expensive and I know of no motion detedction valves that would perform this way.

>Any ideas are appreciated!

Electric fence power supply connected to car?
--
Cheers,

John B.

 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by spamTHIS.. » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:46:28


Quote:

> My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage. They always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it is cleaned.

> Anyway, short of getting rid of the cats, is there anythign I can do to keep them off? I tried a motion detector chime, but the cats ignored it and it was irritating becasue it would go off when people walked by. My next idea is to try to make a square the size of the hood out of pvc and suspend it from the ceiling to sort of "block" them from getting on it.

> You guys are good at coming up with stuff. I thought I would ask. I thought a hi tech thing to do would be to install some sort of motion detection valve that would briefly open when motion is sensed and would be connected to an air tank to "blow" at the cat, however this is probaly too expensive and I know of no motion detedction valves that would perform this way.

> Any ideas are appreciated!

Suspend a sheet such that when she pulls in it drapes over the hood, the mouse-catchers get their warm spot, and the hood stays clean.

Suspend it low, just over the hood height at the windshield. And don't hide behind it.

 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by Larry Jaque » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:51:27


On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:43:25 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"

Quote:



>-My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage.
>-They always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it
>is cleaned.

>A mousetrap between sheets of cardboard makes an effective but
>harmless land mine to discourage them.

>You could hang dowels horizontally above the edges where the cats jump
>up, with hooks to raise them up out of the way when the garage is
>empty.

Instead of feeding the troll, consider offering him recipes to cure
his little problem.  <vbg>

--
Newman's First Law:
It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down.
                                              --Paul Newman

 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by Jim Wilkin » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:12:32



Quote:
> On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:43:25 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"


> Instead of feeding the troll, consider offering him recipes to cure
> his little problem.  <vbg>

The vet in town liked to get out of the office and make house calls,
no extra charge. After he checked my calm and cooperative Golden
Retriever I asked him what he thought of cats. He looked around to
make sure no one else could hear and then said they make nice throw
rugs.
 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by Larry Jaque » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:56:32


On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:12:32 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"

Quote:



>> On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:43:25 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"


>> Instead of feeding the troll, consider offering him recipes to cure
>> his little problem.  <vbg>

>The vet in town liked to get out of the office and make house calls,
>no extra charge. After he checked my calm and cooperative Golden
>Retriever I asked him what he thought of cats. He looked around to
>make sure no one else could hear and then said they make nice throw
>rugs.

I love cats, but they need to know their place, and it AIN'T on my
truck or car.  Got rice?  Let's eat!

--
Newman's First Law:
It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down.
                                              --Paul Newman

 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by Lloyd E. Sponenburg » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 01:59:13




Quote:
> My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage. They
> always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it is
> cleaned.

> Anyway, short of getting rid of the cats, is there anythign I can do
> to keep them off? I tried a motion detector chime, but the cats
> ignored it and it was irritating becasue it would go off when people
> walked by. My next idea is to try to make a square the size of the
> hood out of pvc and suspend it from the ceiling to sort of "block"
> them from getting on it.

> You guys are good at coming up with stuff. I thought I would ask. I
> thought a hi tech thing to do would be to install some sort of motion
> detection valve that would briefly open when motion is sensed and
> would be connected to an air tank to "blow" at the cat, however this
> is probaly too expensive and I know of no motion detedction valves
> that would perform this way.

> Any ideas are appreciated!

Just throw a blanket over the hood.  It will protect the hood, and the
cat will like the feel of it enough so as NOT to jump up on the roof.

(from experience)

LLoyd

 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by Snag » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 02:21:40


Quote:

> On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:12:32 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"



>>> On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:43:25 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"


>>> Instead of feeding the troll, consider offering him recipes to cure
>>> his little problem.  <vbg>

>> The vet in town liked to get out of the office and make house calls,
>> no extra charge. After he checked my calm and cooperative Golden
>> Retriever I asked him what he thought of cats. He looked around to
>> make sure no one else could hear and then said they make nice throw
>> rugs.

> I love cats, but they need to know their place, and it AIN'T on my
> truck or car.  Got rice?  Let's eat!

  The little bastards (daughter-in-law's herd) like to get up on the seat of
my motorcycle under the cover . They bounce nicely off a wooden gate . Now
don't misunderstand , I like (some) cats . Just not on my expensive
aftermarket  motorcycle seat .
--
Snag
Learning keeps
you young !
 
 
 

Keeping cats off wife's car in garage

Post by chaniart » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 02:31:38



Quote:
> My wife has an 07 escape. We have cats that stay in the garage. They always get on the hood of the car, especially it seems after it is cleaned.

> Anyway, short of getting rid of the cats, is there anythign I can do to keep them off? I tried a motion detector chime, but the cats ignored it and it was irritating becasue it would go off when people walked by. My next idea is to try to make a square the size of the hood out of pvc and suspend it from the ceiling to sort of "block" them from getting on it.

> You guys are good at coming up with stuff. I thought I would ask. I thought a hi tech thing to do would be to install some sort of motion detection valve that would briefly open when motion is sensed and would be connected to an air tank to "blow" at the cat, however this is probaly too expensive and I know of no motion detedction valves that would perform this way.

> Any ideas are appreciated!

motion detector sprinkler heads