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Old 08-16-2010, 12:34 PM   #11
 
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That story (tonge in cheek) about hot-wiring a fish tank with electrical reminds me of a true story.

Many years ago a friend of my mother who raised newfoundlands and also had a beef calf, got a call from an eccentric neighbor regarding electric fences. Wanted to know all the particulars: how they worked, were they lethal, etc. Turns out Madame Eccentric had a genuine louis 14 harpsichord or some such valuable antique. She also had a male poodle that liked to hike his leg on it. She bought a complete electric fence system and wired the Louis 14 up. Took only a couple of spritzs and the second time, the doggie got the lesson the hard way. Never did it again.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:57 AM   #12
 
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That story (tonge in cheek) about hot-wiring a fish tank with electrical reminds me of a true story.

Many years ago a friend of my mother who raised newfoundlands and also had a beef calf, got a call from an eccentric neighbor regarding electric fences. Wanted to know all the particulars: how they worked, were they lethal, etc. Turns out Madame Eccentric had a genuine louis 14 harpsichord or some such valuable antique. She also had a male poodle that liked to hike his leg on it. She bought a complete electric fence system and wired the Louis 14 up. Took only a couple of spritzs and the second time, the doggie got the lesson the hard way. Never did it again.

I guess that works, I mean thats why they make things like that, they are not leathal and hopefully after the 3rd or 4th time you dont have to use it anymore. But really, a compleate fence system!! Thanks insane. I have a better solution, close the door to the room with the antique. One of the reasons for keeping antiques is because they look nice (at least to some people), so Im pretty sure the modern day electric fence may look a little funny in her house.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:05 AM   #13
 
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I guess that works, I mean thats why they make things like that, they are not leathal and hopefully after the 3rd or 4th time you dont have to use it anymore. But really, a compleate fence system!! Thanks insane. I have a better solution, close the door to the room with the antique. One of the reasons for keeping antiques is because they look nice (at least to some people), so Im pretty sure the modern day electric fence may look a little funny in her house.
Exactly what I thought. Just shut the door! If you don't have a door, get one.

Oh well; to each his own I guess.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:28 PM   #14
 
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Like I said, the lady was eccentric. This story is almost 40 years old (now I'm dating myself), and just about all the characters in question are long gone. Save for my moms friend who, sadly, has Parkinsons.
One might regard this as a digression, but, since I was the one who started this post, I felt free to wander off to the undiscovered country.
Cats, like kids, can occasionally forget their lessons and/or training. I figure better safe than sorry.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:35 PM   #15
 
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and the best answer to not having kitty in the tank is not keeping a kitty in the first place lol kidding no offense =)
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:15 PM   #16
 
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Like I said, the lady was eccentric. This story is almost 40 years old (now I'm dating myself), and just about all the characters in question are long gone. Save for my moms friend who, sadly, has Parkinsons.
One might regard this as a digression, but, since I was the one who started this post, I felt free to wander off to the undiscovered country.
Cats, like kids, can occasionally forget their lessons and/or training. I figure better safe than sorry.
Yep, you're dating yourself. Glad I'm not the only one around here who has 40 year old stories, lol.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:17 PM   #17
 
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I love my kitties
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