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ukulelecowboy
08-24-2012, 10:01 AM
Our newly adopted all-black domestic short hair, Pandora, is still very much a kitten although an adult cat. She enjoys our company, is very inquisitive and I find that I can't successfully re-string any of our ukuleles without her "help."

Easy solution: put her out of the room. I would. But honestly, it's so darn cute...

Just wanted to relate.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/IMG_0721.jpg

BlueLatitude
08-24-2012, 10:02 AM
Awwwww. She looks very little. How old is she??

janeray1940
08-24-2012, 10:09 AM
My almost-16-year-old cat likes to "help" me re-string too. Aside from that, though, he seems to really *hate* the ukulele.

kvehe
08-24-2012, 10:29 AM
Such a sweet kitty! My cat likes the piano more than the uke.

Kathryn

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-24-2012, 10:38 AM
Every time I change strings, my fuzzy brother Dale sits as close to the uke as he can, stares intently at the strings---especially as I wind them up---and purrs loudly.

sillymonky
08-24-2012, 10:41 AM
I think my cats are jealous of my ukulele. They scowl at me and the interloper who's taken over their valuable lap (they don't like my laptop either).

Tsani
08-24-2012, 10:49 AM
What a relief! I was afraid that this was going to be a discussion about "catgut". :biglaugh:

katysax
08-24-2012, 10:52 AM
My dogs - two retired racer greyhounds who sometimes act more like cats than dogs - also like to "help" me restring. It can be an interesting challenge to string a ukulele with two 65 pound dogs shoving their faces in my lap at the same time.

cheekmeat
08-24-2012, 11:07 AM
I don't mind when my little black kitty is "helping" with a uke restring. It's cute.

But I sometimes lock her up for a guitar restring. I'm afraid those unwound steel strings are going to put out an eye.

Doc_J
08-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Our newly adopted all-black domestic short hair, Pandora, is still very much a kitten although an adult cat. She enjoys our company, is very inquisitive and I find that I can't successfully re-string any of our ukuleles without her "help."

Easy solution: put her out of the room. I would. But honestly, it's so darn cute...

Just wanted to relate.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/IMG_0721.jpg

Great picture Mike!
Fortunately for me my cat knows the word 'out' when I point to the door while restringing my ukes. :)

wickedwahine11
08-24-2012, 12:07 PM
Pandora is adorable. :)

I usually close the door when I restring. I am always worried one of the cats will try to eat a string - I have one that makes Christmas and birthday presents a challenge. We usually go ribbonless since she tries to chew on them.

Plus, when I restring the Kanilea the bridge pins have been known to shoot across the room. If the boy cat found it, instant cat toy and I would never find it again.

BigSkyUkuleleGirl
08-24-2012, 12:11 PM
Such a cutie pie!! I have her brother from a different mother. My little Gabriel looks just like her and yes, he too likes to help me restring the guitar and uke.

acmespaceship
08-24-2012, 01:07 PM
I have one of those handy little black musician's helpers, too. I do prefer to sequester the cats in another room when I'm changing strings, although nylon uke strings don't worry me as much as steel strings.
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WhenDogsSing
08-24-2012, 01:11 PM
You can't help but love em...She's a sweetie-pie, a real cutie patootie...!!!

nix
08-24-2012, 01:56 PM
My helpers are siamese. They haven't gotten on to the table when I'm restringing but they are very curious and I have had to race one to a cut string that zoomed across the room onto the floor. Two of my cats seem to really love the uke and when I'm playing they will squeeze themselves onto my lap and stay even if I bop one on the head on an aggressive strum.

Nix

uke42
08-24-2012, 02:40 PM
I haven't tried to restring in front of our new cat yet but I'm almost certain that it wouldn't be pretty. She has this thing with string and trying to annihilate it beyond recognition :).

cheekmeat
08-25-2012, 01:07 PM
Here's my li'l fuzzy helper disrupting a theatrical discussion. T'aint the uke, but I wouldn't let her do this to one of my ukes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gqcGP3wv9c&list=UUNkcvdhrH6OZNQEsTGw3vFw&index=1&feature=plcp

Fermin
08-25-2012, 01:34 PM
Still better than Lars Ulrich.


Here's my li'l fuzzy helper disrupting a theatrical discussion. T'aint the uke, but I wouldn't let her do this to one of my ukes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gqcGP3wv9c&list=UUNkcvdhrH6OZNQEsTGw3vFw&index=1&feature=plcp

WhenDogsSing
08-25-2012, 01:59 PM
Here's my li'l fuzzy helper disrupting a theatrical discussion. T'aint the uke, but I wouldn't let her do this to one of my ukes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gqcGP3wv9c&list=UUNkcvdhrH6OZNQEsTGw3vFw&index=1&feature=plcp

Hee! Hee! Hee! That cat's got rhythm fo sho'...!!!

cheekmeat
08-25-2012, 02:22 PM
Still better than Lars Ulrich.

And a LOT more pleasant to deal with!

buddhuu
08-25-2012, 02:24 PM
My last three cats, including Molly, the incumbent, have all been been very closely involved with instrument stringing. Ukes and fiddles aren't too bad, having only four strings each.

Guitars are a bit worse, but ever tried stringing a mandolin or bouzouki in the presence of a cat? Oy vey... :rolleyes:

OldePhart
08-26-2012, 08:10 AM
Hmmmm...you might explain to her that ukulele strings were once made of "cat gut..." ;)
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...or not. :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-26-2012, 08:20 AM
Here's my li'l fuzzy helper disrupting a theatrical discussion. T'aint the uke, but I wouldn't let her do this to one of my ukes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gqcGP3wv9c&list=UUNkcvdhrH6OZNQEsTGw3vFw&index=1&feature=plcp
Too good. That sweetie needs her own band.