| Datubie wrote:|
|I'm actually concerned that all that high voltage and heat might fry the cat if it accidentally broke a tube.|
I do not think so. I would not present myself as some kind of specials in feline behavior but I think that our worries that Cats suddenly could embrace human motivation and begin to electrocute themselves are not justified. Many, ~15 years ago I asked my veterinarian if it known that Cats electrocute themselves by chewing through wires. He said that for 26 years that he treats Cat he never heard about it. The same goes to the subject of the “broken tubes”. How many broken a tubes have you even seen? I never saw any, unless I opened them up myself. I think Cats do not give a damn about anything unless it moves or could be eaten. If you do not stick your 845 tube into tuna before you place it in amp I do not think your Cat will even care about it.
When I had Lamms ML2 amps my Koshka loved to sit atop Lamm’s transformers. Furthermore, now, whan I have a hell of lot of tube in my home, she freely walks across my Melquiades amp completely ignoring the tubes. I did not see her doing it when the Milqs are on but I have seen that she was rooming across working Lamms and neither she nor Lamms cared about each other.
A Cat will scratch speaker’s grills. With my current state of mind it sounds like music to my ears but… I have no speaker with grills. When I was younger and stupider in my perceptions of Cats I was trying to make my Cat do not scratch grills. Her doctor gave me Bitter Apple and suggested me to spill it near the grill – reportedly Cats hate Bitter Apple. I did and my Cat, believe it or not, she actually drunk out that paddle of the Bitter Apple. Eventually I was able to override her tendency for grill scratching by finding for her a scratching poll with the very precise granularly (that should be changed while she drop up and her fingers getting bigger.) Eventually, while I was getting more mature in my relationship with her I realized that it was all unnecessary….
You see, she lives in your hours and this is her home. So, let the Cat to be a Cat and let her to do whatever she wants. How important the $20 worth grill compare to her pleasure to be who she is and to do what she wants. I use to be upset when she broke or destroyed something but eventually I learned to recognize her actions as God’s blessing. What would it be alternative? To live with a creatures who understands, obeys and afraid you? Rgs,
Romy the Cat
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