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Cats and pinballs... :-)

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#3251 1 year ago

Sleepy time

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#3252 1 year ago

A lazy Friday afternoon here....

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#3253 1 year ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

A lazy Friday afternoon here....
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Is that a Maine Coone? Beautiful cat..

#3254 1 year ago

Karolina showing her fluffy butt heading on top of the subs under the machines. I should dust but her fur may have taken care of it.

She just turned 13 in May.

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#3255 1 year ago
Quoted from BubbaK:

Is that a Maine Coone? Beautiful cat..

Yup, mother and son. Odin is in the box, and his mom Bestla is on the back of the couch.

#3256 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

We have several suspects out of our nine cats,
we know it is not the dog, since he is not able to get onto the bed, anymore.
Possibly our oldest cat Jack (17 yrs old), since he has been known to pee outside the box on occasion,
as well as Wednesday (aka Lil Bit) (4yrs old) who has been known to pee outside the box
or maybe Ouija (5yr), who regularly poos outside the box, but up til now, not known to pee outside the box.

Damn cats!!!

I think we found the culprit that pissed in our bed last week.
Mom caught Ouija red-handed peeing in her brother's, Dewey, dog bed.
There has been a spat of peeing outside the box lately;
previously we have suspected Jack and/or Wednesday (Lil Bit)
But now the cat that regularly poos outside the box may be the recent offender in peeing outside the box
or on rugs or beds.
Mom was so pissed, she ended uptaking Ouija, putting her nose in the pee,
then throwing her outside on our back deck for about 5 minutes, ( our deck in fully surrounded with 3 ft high railing and gates.)
Mind you all our cats are inside only cats . Ouija cried for a few minutes, then mom relented and let her back in the house,
but Ouija is going to be walking on thin ice from now on.
We have plenty of litter boxes on every level of the house
(8 in total and all are super jumbo size and cleaned 2to3 times a day).
Pooing outside the box we can handle as it is fairly easy clean up, but peeing can wreck havok, especially if not found right away.
And it is a bad influence on the other cats.
Can not think of anything to explain this sudden change in bathroom behavior.

what to do, what to do.

#3257 1 year ago

Some may think it cruel to post cat shaming photos, but here goes anyway.

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#3258 1 year ago

I suspect a urinary tract infection when my critters start having accidents in the house.

#3259 1 year ago
Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

I suspect a urinary tract infection when my critters start having accidents in the house.

Exactly, if a cat isn't using it's litter box there is a reason. When it happened with one of mine it turned out to be cancer.

#3260 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I think we found the culprit that pissed in our bed last week.
Mom caught Ouija red-handed peeing in her brother's, Dewey, dog bed.
There has been a spat of peeing outside the box lately;
previously we have suspected Jack and/or Wednesday (Lil Bit)
But now the cat that regularly poos outside the box may be the recent offender in peeing outside the box
or on rugs or beds.
Mom was so pissed, she ended uptaking Ouija, putting her nose in the pee,
then throwing her outside on our back deck for about 5 minutes, ( our deck in fully surrounded with 3 ft high railing and gates.)
Mind you all our cats are inside only cats . Ouija cried for a few minutes, then mom relented and let her back in the house,
but Ouija is going to be walking on thin ice from now on.
We have plenty of litter boxes on every level of the house
(8 in total and all are super jumbo size and cleaned 2to3 times a day).
Pooing outside the box we can handle as it is fairly easy clean up, but peeing can wreck havok, especially if not found right away.
And it is a bad influence on the other cats.
Can not think of anything to explain this sudden change in bathroom behavior.
what to do, what to do.

Yeah.... you might want to take that cat to the vet. And rubbing their nose in it only works on children.

#3261 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I think we found the culprit that pissed in our bed last week.
Mom caught Ouija red-handed peeing in her brother's, Dewey, dog bed.
There has been a spat of peeing outside the box lately;
previously we have suspected Jack and/or Wednesday (Lil Bit)
But now the cat that regularly poos outside the box may be the recent offender in peeing outside the box
or on rugs or beds.
Mom was so pissed, she ended uptaking Ouija, putting her nose in the pee,
then throwing her outside on our back deck for about 5 minutes, ( our deck in fully surrounded with 3 ft high railing and gates.)
Mind you all our cats are inside only cats . Ouija cried for a few minutes, then mom relented and let her back in the house,
but Ouija is going to be walking on thin ice from now on.
We have plenty of litter boxes on every level of the house
(8 in total and all are super jumbo size and cleaned 2to3 times a day).
Pooing outside the box we can handle as it is fairly easy clean up, but peeing can wreck havok, especially if not found right away.
And it is a bad influence on the other cats.
Can not think of anything to explain this sudden change in bathroom behavior.
what to do, what to do.

Sickness is often the reason for bathroom changes, either that cat or another cat being sick, and the box does not smell right to the cat that is the offender if it is another cat that is sick. The other possibility is the cat is not happy with the box being cleaned often enough.
Most likely the cat that is peeing out of bounds is having health issues.

#3262 1 year ago

Having between 8 and 10 indoor cats for the past 25 years sometimes it's territorial , or an alpha male picking on a female.We have a Bengal that someone dropped off at our house was stray and we took her in.She is a very dominant female,she stays and pees on the lanai ,we know why someone dropped her off.Not covering crap or outside the box is telling other cat that they are around

#3263 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I think we found the culprit that pissed in our bed last week.
Mom caught Ouija red-handed peeing in her brother's, Dewey, dog bed.
There has been a spat of peeing outside the box lately;
previously we have suspected Jack and/or Wednesday (Lil Bit)
But now the cat that regularly poos outside the box may be the recent offender in peeing outside the box
or on rugs or beds.
Mom was so pissed, she ended uptaking Ouija, putting her nose in the pee,
then throwing her outside on our back deck for about 5 minutes, ( our deck in fully surrounded with 3 ft high railing and gates.)
Mind you all our cats are inside only cats . Ouija cried for a few minutes, then mom relented and let her back in the house,
but Ouija is going to be walking on thin ice from now on.
We have plenty of litter boxes on every level of the house
(8 in total and all are super jumbo size and cleaned 2to3 times a day).
Pooing outside the box we can handle as it is fairly easy clean up, but peeing can wreck havok, especially if not found right away.
And it is a bad influence on the other cats.
Can not think of anything to explain this sudden change in bathroom behavior.
what to do, what to do.

Late to this party, but yes, I agree 100% with a few previous posts. Many times, urinating outside of the box is a telltale sign of urinary track/bladder issues. You should have a vet check out the offender asap. I've run into this exact issue 2x in my life with cats. Once was a bladder stone and UTI, second time was early stages of kidney failure.

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#3264 1 year ago

We adopted Nola about 3 weeks ago. She's been pretty cool so far and loves helping with my pin repairs.
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#3265 1 year ago

Oh hello!

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#3266 1 year ago
Quoted from c0wb0y:

We adopted Nola about 3 weeks ago. She's been pretty cool so far and loves helping with my pin repairs.
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(The iron is not plugged in.)
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She's really checking out those schematics!!

#3267 1 year ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

Oh hello!
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Love the black cat and that cocktail table!

#3268 1 year ago
Quoted from CoolCatPinball:

Late to this party, but yes, I agree 100% with a few previous posts. Many times, urinating outside of the box is a telltale sign of urinary track/bladder issues. You should have a vet check out the offender asap. I've run into this exact issue 2x in my life with cats. Once was a bladder stone and UTI, second time was early stages of kidney failure.

Will let the wife make the decision to take cat to vet, (her cats) but i will advise to do so.
Problem is that there are several likely suspects, will need to install some surveillance cameras to see if we can catch culprit(s) in the act.
Lately seeing some pee just next to litter box, (fortunately onto piddle pad or litter catch grate mat.)

At least while outside the box, makes clean up easy.

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#3269 1 year ago

Image 1: My new cobrapin controller for the homebrew I'm working on.

Image 2: The box it came in.

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#3270 1 year ago

Just saw these in Germany. A sticker (Redbubble) and a T-Shirt (AliExpress)

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#3271 1 year ago
Quoted from craif:

Image 1: My new cobrapin controller for the homebrew I'm working on.
Image 2: The box it came in.
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Wrong.

1) the useless thing the human got for themselves
2) this awesome new cat toy they got for the master!

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#3272 1 year ago

My wife Carol took this photo of Sprout with Wally. I must confess that I did not know who Wally was. For some unknown reason my wife, who was born and raised here in St. Louis, is a a rabid New England sports fan.

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#3274 1 year ago

Downvoted on “Cats And Pinballs”, Oh well! ❤️

#3275 1 year ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

For some unknown reason my wife, who was born and raised here in St. Louis, is a a rabid New England sports fan.

Well I'm sure she's very nice just the same.

#3276 1 year ago

Due to our cats shedding bucket loads of hair&fur (dust bunnies everywhere)
and the fear of the cats dirtying (puking or peeing on) her very expensive Shabby Chic white sofa,
my wife has opted to remove the couch from the living room and put it into storage,
(wrapped in plastic and stretch-wrapped).
We hardly ever used the sofa in living room anyway, as it was always covered in multiple bed spreads and such
in attempt to protect the couch's upholstery.
Cats were the only ones using the couch in the living room, (thankfully they have yet to pee on the sofa).

And now, at her suggestion, she will allow me to bring up some pinball machines
to set up in the living room.
I should be able to get 4 machines in there easily and possibly six or seven,
if we close one set of the french doors separating the living room from the foyer entrance.
Actually there is basically nothing in the living room now except for the fireplace and an upright piano and a floor lamp.
Some limiting factors in placement is the limited qty and location of electrical outlets.

Now the dilemma will be, as to which games to choose to set up in living room.
I might get Team One and Dimension out of storage
and bring down my 1960 WMS Jungle and Eye of the Tiger from upstairs
plus bring up a couple from the basement gameroom.
I may bring up my wife's Elvira (EATPM) or Scared Stiff upstairs.

#3277 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Due to our cats shedding bucket loads of hair&fur ...
and the fear of the cats dirtying (puking or peeing on) her very expensive Shabby Chic white sofa,
my wife has opted to remove the couch from the living room and put it into storage...
And now, at her suggestion, she will allow me to bring up some pinball machines
to set up in the living room.

I love it when a plan comes together! pinwiztom I bet you're a chess player, aren't you?
#InItForTheLongGame

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#3278 1 year ago

Kate loves her window perch!

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#3279 1 year ago

Harrison said its his turn to play. It was not my best game.

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#3280 1 year ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Downvoted on “Cats And Pinballs”, Oh well! ??

I went back through 5 months of your posts in this thread to find a downvote, and when I clicked on upvote to negate it the downvote went away. Which means it was likely a mis-click by ME 5 months ago, my bad.

I don't understand why YeOldPinPlayer would downvote you asking about it yesterday.....

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#3281 1 year ago
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#3282 1 year ago

One or two bad apples spoil it for all the others.

Another cat peed on the bed again,
fortunately we had the water proof mattress pad in place.
But this will be the last straw for the wife.
No cats allowed in the bedroom anymore,
door closed at all times from now on, even when sleeping.
This will be hard on my wife and the cats
as most all the cats spend time on the bed at various time throughout the nite.
But in long run it will be for the best, as it will keep our bed cleaner,
no longer having to lint roller the sheets for hair and litter.

#3283 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

One or two bad apples spoil it for all the others.
Another cat peed on the bed again,
fortunately we had the water proof mattress pad in place.
But this will be the last straw for the wife.
No cats allowed in the bedroom anymore,
door closed at all times from now on, even when sleeping.
This will be hard on my wife and the cats
as most all the cats spend time on the bed at various time throughout the nite.
But in long run it will be for the best, as it will keep our bed cleaner,
no longer having to lint roller the sheets for hair and litter.

Your cats are gonna win this war. You’re gonna open the door to get some sleep.

#3284 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

One or two bad apples spoil it for all the others.
Another cat peed on the bed again,
fortunately we had the water proof mattress pad in place.
But this will be the last straw for the wife.
No cats allowed in the bedroom anymore,
door closed at all times from now on, even when sleeping.
This will be hard on my wife and the cats
as most all the cats spend time on the bed at various time throughout the nite.
But in long run it will be for the best, as it will keep our bed cleaner,
no longer having to lint roller the sheets for hair and litter.

https://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/urinary/5-reasons-your-cat-peeing-bed

#3285 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

One or two bad apples spoil it for all the others.
Another cat peed on the bed again,
fortunately we had the water proof mattress pad in place.
But this will be the last straw for the wife.
No cats allowed in the bedroom anymore,
door closed at all times from now on, even when sleeping.
This will be hard on my wife and the cats
as most all the cats spend time on the bed at various time throughout the nite.
But in long run it will be for the best, as it will keep our bed cleaner,
no longer having to lint roller the sheets for hair and litter.

I give it 4 nights. I feel bad for your cats dude

#3286 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

No cats allowed in the bedroom anymore,
door closed at all times from now on, even when sleeping.

pinwiztom I found your cat's YouTube diary entry. Starts at the 2.22 mark

#3287 1 year ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Your cats are gonna win this war. You’re gonna open the door to get some sleep.

Actually the wife and I slept very good last night, without any cats,
And surprizingly there was no or little scratching at the door wanting to get in.
They have over 3000 sqft of house to explore and 5 cat trees and tons of other resting spots to find sleeping spots.
But I think you are right that my wife may give in within a few weeks.
Nine cats is too many, especially when we are not getting any younger.
But I tried to tell that to my wife about 5 cats ago.
I think she finally has come to realize that.
We still love all out cats, even the ones with issues.

#3288 1 year ago
Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

pinwiztom I found your cat's YouTube diary entry. Starts at the 2.22 mark

That video is pretty funny. Watch it from the beginning:

#3289 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

And now, at her suggestion, she will allow me to bring up some pinball machines
to set up in the living room.

It was too good to be true.
Turns out I mis-understood my wife,
her intent was that during our basement remodel (we are putting in new flooring)
we have to move all furniture and machines from the basement to allow installer
access to install the Marmoleum flooring, (may take up to one week to install).
She was just suggesting to move pins upstairs to living room on a temporary basis,
then move them back to basement after floor install is complete.
She did state that i should set up the games in full to be able to play them,
but if its for such a short time why bother, to only have to break them all down again.

wishful thinking on my part, i guess.

#3290 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

It was too good to be true.
Turns out I mis-understood my wife,
her intent was that during our basement remodel (we are putting in new flooring)
we have to move all furniture and machines from the basement to allow installer
access to install the Marmoleum flooring, (may take up to one week to install).
She was just suggesting to move pins upstairs to living room on a temporary basis,
then move them back to basement after floor install is complete.
She did state that i should set up the games in full to be able to play them,
but if its for such a short time why bother, to only have to break them all down again.
wishful thinking on my part, i guess.

So if you set them all up and they are working upstairs can’t you just get more to back fill in the basement since it will be empty?

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#3291 1 year ago

Behold, the king.

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#3292 1 year ago
Quoted from zaki:

Behold, the king.
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Steve Ritchie's lost weight.

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#3293 1 year ago

My cat after playing 1 game of Metallica

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#3294 1 year ago
Quoted from Pin_Guy:

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You have to feed them before and after every game.

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#3295 1 year ago

My MET got a new soft topper

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#3296 1 year ago
Quoted from Bundy:

My MET got a new soft topper
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Nice looking cat! The white coat and eyes are very nice.

#3297 1 year ago
Quoted from Bundy:

My MET got a new soft topper
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Best kind of interactive topper ever.

#3298 1 year ago
Quoted from nerbflong:

Best kind of interactive topper ever.

Yes, no cord needed and doesn’t toast the pcb:s

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#3299 1 year ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Nice looking cat! The white coat and eyes are very nice.

Thank you, yes she is very cute.

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#3300 1 year ago

We had to snip off a few rasta hair mattes off of Leroy today.
Around his mighty fine Mane as well as around his pooper area.

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