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Cats and pinballs... :-)


By Angyalpor

8 years ago



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#758 3 years ago

My "Sugar" helping with the Hardbody pin I'm currently working on...

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#976 3 years ago

I'm getting some "help" on Silverball Mania, THANKS.

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#1194 2 years ago

Baby checking out Silverball Mania during some playfield work while the door to my workroom was open.

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#1205 2 years ago

Every time I try to cut stencils on my Cameo, this happens.
I keep telling her it is not a toy but she never listens so I have to close her up in the bedroom until my cutting is done. Poor kitty.

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#1229 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I looked down.

... While your in there...

#1232 2 years ago

Then I zoomed in on his pic, yep it fits. LOL

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#1257 2 years ago

That's funny, Titan posts on here before i could post an image of Sugar who approves of the Titan rings!!

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#1281 2 years ago

Sugar and I are playing obstacle pinball!

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#1355 2 years ago

spyderturbo007 judging by your avatar, that seems to be your kitty's fav position!

#1373 2 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

I don't own a cat.

Omg, I'm catching up on this thread, i get ^^ here
and the Cheetos commercial comes on tv, the one with the guy interrogating his family with the black lite and he asks... "when did we get a cat"
I lol'd- literally
Alexa must know what I'm reading and watching... Nosey bitch

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#1381 2 years ago

I was literally watching paint dry on Atlantis
Shot some SBM, hit a new high score!

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#1406 2 years ago

Opened the coin door for a fraction of a minute and Sugar wanted to inspect my next project, Williams Laser Ball.

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#1421 1 year ago

What is it about looking at schematics that is so appealing to the feline ?!

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#1437 1 year ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

another cat involved in departure of Gorgar

Hope kitty was accounted for after the crating, they love boxes!!

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#1450 1 year ago

Not 1 but TWO inspectors in my current Laser Ball, project. The funny thing is the machine has sat in this state for almost 2 weeks as I've been working on the playfield and not once did either of them show any interest. As soon as I start stripping the guts of the cab, this happened!

Then, one of them discovers the recently cut cab stencils. SHEESH.

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#1453 1 year ago
Quoted from Plunger069:

Looks like your stencil cat is about to drool.

Well that's better than what I stepped in the other morning at 0430!

I need to remember next time I list a machine for sale, any cat hair found was supplied free of charge.

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#1458 1 year ago

So I couldn't finish sanding the cab on Laser Ball over the weekend, drug it into the house and went to run some errands. It was just inside the front door, came home to find this.
HELLO, thanks for the perch!

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#1483 1 year ago

What is it about this Laser Ball... I came home from work Friday and could not find B.B., then as I get ready to move this outside for more sanding, HELLO, you found me daddy!
It's no longer accessible now though.

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#1487 1 year ago
Quoted from Travish:

How in the hell did she get up there?

via CATapult

DUH

#1517 1 year ago

Just realized I had a supervisor last night while taking off the Laser Ball stenciling... should have known she would not be far since I left the door open to the paint room.
I think she is going to miss this one when it goes!

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#1525 1 year ago

She says, oh fresh out of paint eh, I've missed you LB cab...lemme sit in the.

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#1534 1 year ago

I have an uncle that used to have a vending route, I am going to check with him asap for any old gumball dispenser, that is a great idea.
No, he won't part with any pinball / juke boxes for reasonable rates. But a gumball machine...

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#1537 1 year ago

... Sugar balanced so gingerly on the cab of LB, and BB hiding in the corner never far from me, much like Maverick in HEPs photos.
Now if only my skills were half as good as his.

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#1560 1 year ago

This was just prior to game number 5 since complete restore, she says "Oh, thanks for turning on my bed daddy "

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#1563 1 year ago
Quoted from Plunger069:

The lighting on your Laser Ball looks fantastic.

Many thanks, I will post the restore thread soon for those interested.
That pic was just last night as I completed it over the Thanksgiving holiday and wanted to enjoy a few games before the week started, obviously I wasn't the only one who wanted to play it!

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#1580 1 year ago

A little trouble shooting on Laser Ball again and I got a 2 fer!

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#1588 1 year ago

Just put up my feet for a moment after some in depth trouble shooting on my Laser Ball, the cat who adopted me almost 3 yrs ago kicks my other cat out of the lap. She RARELY sits still and even rarer still likes lap.

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#1589 1 year ago

Pouting puss - that WAS my spot

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#1590 1 year ago

Oh gees, now the compromise.
Can't make this stuff up!

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#1594 1 year ago
Quoted from Angyalpor:

If I open the coin door, my cats appears nearby immediately...

I concur, crack open the door of my project Motordome just one minute before this...

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#1606 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

A Gato Story

Alan, thanks for the moving story, very sad you have lost your beloved Gato. I have a similar story on how I was adopted by a stray, and they do capture our hearts.
You and Gato are in my thoughts and prayers!

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#1616 1 year ago

She wasn't on / around my current project pin but this was taken at my work shop!
Just thought it was a neat pic.

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#1621 1 year ago
Quoted from Deerlakes6:

Bella's favorite..

What beautiful markings on her!

Here is my other feline inspecting the new Motordome cab and bb I've been working on.

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#1654 1 year ago
Quoted from jhanley:

Our cat is on C/D also. 69$ a bag

Chewy.com carry it?

#1690 1 year ago
Quoted from RWH:

Should have been locked up and chained to post for their duration the bastards!

This times 1000

Looks like that sweet baby has a great home now!!

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#1729 1 year ago

Had a request from another thread for side view of my motordome cab, along came the inspector.
Then just moments later, are these the parts you need daddy?

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#1732 1 year ago
Quoted from Alan_L:

If your cat is anything like mine, some of those parts will be on the floor tomorrow morning.

That is precisely why I have to bag them, at least I can find the bag. If I leave anything unattended, within minutes I hear it hit the floor!
And she is NO help when looking for them later! It's funny because for two years she did not venture onto countertops, now for whatever reason (guess she found that's where I kept her "toys") she is all over them.

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#1734 1 year ago

Go Hobbes!!

Here is Sugar, investigating the newest member of the family. As we often experience, with in mere seconds after opening that coin door!

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#1805 1 year ago

Oh hi, were you seriously thinking I would let you work on pinball?

Stupid human!

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#1866 1 year ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

We had to put Calvin to sleep on Monday.

Aw, very sad to read this, so sorry for your loss. He is immortalized here at least. Those are two awesome shots of Calvin.
Thanks for the update, I know this is a tough time!

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#1897 1 year ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Is it common to run into spraying issues when bringing home a cat into a house with an existing cat

Fortunately / unfortunately I have experience with both outcomes... we have adopted multiple cats, male / female...some from shelters, some off the street. As I think upon it, only TWO of those would continue to mark territory, BOTH of them had been outdoor cats for sometime before we took them in, got their shots, removed their "kittyhood". Only those felines were the ones marking, our other cats whom came to us from shelters did NOT spray. I'll be eager to see what others say, I have room for one more but am hesitant for the reasons listed above!

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#1908 1 year ago

Sugar trying to help me figure out what is wrong with Motordome post full restore.
She said the schematics seem to indicate it is just a fuse.

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#1917 1 year ago

Oh Anthony, so very sorry!! It does sound as if he went peacefully, thank you for sharing a great photo!

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#1922 1 year ago

Here she is again attempting to 'help' my progress in finishing up the Motordome.
She knows RIGHT were the parts are I need, and of course proceeds to lay on them.
At least the assortment of parts bags has gotten smaller!

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#1941 1 year ago

I finished the restore and she must approve as she then claimed it after the first ball!

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#1971 1 year ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

Upgraded to include real feline sound effects.

No kitten around, that IS truly the cats meow! What a purrfect photo Doc!

#1973 1 year ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

opened the door to add a few more and she hopped in.

Ain't it funny how they are, mine could care less about a pin for months, the second I open the door and turn around POOF, here they come.
Same thing with my Cameo. It could sit out for days unplugged and they ignore it, the second it powers up, here she comes! I mean the Cameo I get, the material being cut moving around and all but the coin door thing is a head scratcher!

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#2004 1 year ago

That is a handsome ginger clytor !!

Here she says, not on my watch will I allow you to pull the glass and inspect this thing. It has sat here for months as my perch and NOW you want to investigate something, pshaw!

How do they know when we want to tinker with a machine?

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#2078 9 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Violet says "Take my Money!"

I think she wants you to get her a Bad Cats machine!

#2081 9 months ago

My bad, I completely missed it in your list of current games.

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#2104 9 months ago

Beautiful markings on that kitty! That tail is purfect.

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#2150 7 months ago

Oh good your still here it says!

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#2171 7 months ago

One of the indoor kitties, three of the outdoor kitties. Yes there are 3 in there. Should have been named after the three stooges but wife chose to name them after the Aristocats.

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#2178 7 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

They’ve declared a truce, at least for now!

Interestingly they even chose the same machine!

#2183 7 months ago

Someone looks like they are shopping for a 356?

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#2192 6 months ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Naughty kitty cat!

Damnit Jim, I'm a cat, not a pinball tech!!

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#2214 6 months ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Cats of the Arabian Nights.

Tails of Arabian Nights, LITERALLY

#2225 6 months ago

All black cats I run into I call Snow ball 2!

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#2271 5 months ago

While not a photo with a pinball, this freeloader hangs out outside my workshop.
Likely cause that is where I leave him some kibble
It was time to check the oil and he offered to assist.
Funny thing is, engine was cold!

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#2273 5 months ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Just like tryin' to read a book or newspaper. Or laptop.

Or pin schematics, that seems to be a favorite!!
This one is so funny, even being an outside boy, if I try and sit for even a few seconds, poof he is in my lap.

#2278 5 months ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Sadly, I lost both my kitties this last week

Sometimes it is very hard to be a pet parent, sorry to hear of your double loss!
As you know, cats choose you, I'm sure you will be chosen again very soon.

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#2309 4 months ago
Quoted from pzy:

me and Franklin have never been happier.

Was there much trepidation when it first came into the house?

#2317 4 months ago

Just watched a few testimonials, looks good to me!

#2337 4 months ago

All these people with shelter in place orders, where is the proof? More festive feline photos required folks, come one.

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#2339 4 months ago

Well these WERE the clean clothes.

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#2343 4 months ago

What's most unusual, this is NOT the one that typically prevents me from folding it. I typically take one towel and set it aside as a decoy but did not even have time to that in this case. Meh.

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#2357 4 months ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Juliet has just discovered the new topper.

Excuse me but this does NOT belong there, I DO.

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#2383 3 months ago
Quoted from AaronZOOM:

my cat always wants to play too. Unfortunately, this is as much of the playfield as I can see.

We call that playing obstacle pinball, adds a new level of complexity!

Quoted from pinwiztom:

I am not encouraging taking on new tenants, as we already have nine indoor only cats.

you and I are opposites, we have 3 indoor and 9 outdoor cats and only 1 dog, but pretty sure he thinks he is a cat.

#2394 3 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

you and I are opposites, we have 3 indoor and 9 outdoor cats and only 1 dog, but pretty sure he thinks he is a cat.

See... he loves the back of the couch , after he kicks the other "cats" off

Quoted from JimB:

Had to put one of my rescues to sleep yesterday

Sorry to hear of your loss

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#2408 3 months ago

3 of our 11 outdoor felines and these are brothers, should have been three stooges but wife named them

Taluse
Burlios &
Murray
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#2410 3 months ago
Quoted from Alan_L:

Aristocats.

Yup, but to me their antics are more Larry, Curly and Moe!

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#2412 3 months ago

I hadn't brought pinball work home in a while, Sugar was excited to "help" weed a translite back masking layer.

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#2471 80 days ago

Welp, inherited another edition to the Atari Daze feline family.
His owner's moved out with out taking him so we now have 10 outside cats. All males save one who just gave birth yesterday! No idea yet how many she had.
If any one in or around Houston has the space for a sweet boy, let me know. He currently goes by Snowball II but that is open for negotiations he says. He would prefer to keep his 'boys' but that too is up for discussion with him.
He's going to get food a water here as long as needed but my landlord is sure gonna be upset. He makes our total count 13, before the new kittens. And I honestly think he's the daddy, but that's another Maury Povich episode for another day.
3 inside and the 10 outside. Apparently I'm a crazy cat guy.

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#2475 79 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Looks a lot like this kitty that shows up on my patio

Ha! Snowball iii

Quoted from DCFAN:

Here is one in Houston

Thank you!

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#2503 67 days ago
Quoted from jhanley:

Scout is 8 months old today

No matter how shitty a day I may have, this thread and the doggie one never fail to put a smile on my face and warm my heart.

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#2506 66 days ago
Quoted from Birdnest:

I think they actually like each other

I've posted this one before... this was a common occurrence and not once did Minnie try to get the bird.

Such strange bedfellows.

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#2517 62 days ago
Quoted from Birdnest:

The joys of being the first Cats to put cat hair on fresh laundry before the humans put it away

I throw down a decoy towel, leave the other laundry in the basket, come back in 5 minutes and can fold, and put away unmolested!

This happens if I don't, or if both cats want the freshness. DOH.

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#2540 31 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

3 of our 11 outdoor felines and these are brothers, should have been three stooges but wife named them

Taluse
Burlios &
Murray

Lost Murray today, poor fella did not have 9 lives, he was taken out by a car driving too fast around the corner we live on.
RIP little buddy, he was the most tame of the three brothers (the black and white).

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#2542 31 days ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Condolences Atari Daze.

Thanks mate. He was a good fella, super friendly. I hope he had a pleasant life while I was his shepherd.
I can say with confidence he never knew hunger, thirst, lack of shelter or a pet pet.

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#2545 29 days ago

Omg ya'll, it wasn't murray who was killed.
My wife didn't know the corner neighbors 4 houses down also had a black and white young cat. Thus when she saw it in the road near their house she assumed it was our murray. I even commented that murray had been so far from home. So yesterday I get a call from my kid asking if I was sure it was murray who was dead, as a cat looking a lot like him was chilling on our porch. I said no, but that I had buried a deceased black and white cat his size. It was just coincidence murray had been gone for about 24 hours.
To my surprise Murray was home on the porch eating some dinner last night when I got home from work.
What a bitter sweet time!
Here he is, chilling with his brothers.

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#2554 29 days ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Good pet owners don't let their cats run the streets. Here it is illegal to let them run loose

Unfortunately my landlord only allows us to keep 3 of our 15 cats inside (12 of them arw feral anyway) When other people move away and leave their cats to run wild they end up here for food and water.
At least we can do that.

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#2578 18 days ago

No pic to prove it, but the other wing on the grill was completely baron when this picture was taken.

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#2586 16 days ago

Ok, now this is just getting worse!

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#2590 12 days ago

At least Taluse chose a slightly more comfortable spot tonight.
The cat loves laying in, on and around obstacles.

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#2603 10 days ago

Yep, got one too. Saw this after walking the dog.
Taluse had a hard day of laying on the porch, so now he's resting. Or he's drunk and hanging on for dear life.
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#2605 9 days ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

It's those black and white cow looking fellas that think they just own the place.

Had I tried to rub that belly, like it appeared he wanted, he would not had any of it. Taluse is not tame at all compared to Murray his bro.
Murray from a baby was not intimidated by people at all and still just loves to get attention. Just like their dad, Tiger aka Thomas, one could not tell they were feral.
Tiger and Murray will both just saunter into the house if given half an opportunity. If we did not already have 3 indoor felines, those two would be more then welcome inside.

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#2609 8 days ago

Our newest crew member, Casper.
Casper the unfriendly ghost, as he always disappears when he sees us.
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He dissapeared again from the water bowl as soon as he found me capturing his image on my phone.

#2618 4 days ago

Here are Duchess and Taluse, one of her offspring. He is also one of the 'three stooges' I've posted about before.
Taluse is at it again, resting his head ON the metal grill support. Something is wrong with this cat!

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