So, I am living with my parents right now, in a trailer across the driveway from the house..
Casey (my 9 1/2 month old mackerel tabby furbaby) spends the day in the house with Mom when I am at work, and then spends the nights with me in the trailer...
I have a laptop, on a table beside my bed, and Casey has gotten into a habit of sitting on it..usually at 4am in the morning, so it beeps really loud and wakes me up...(he's lucky I love him so much or it would really *** me off)
Wondering if anyone has any thoughts of how to break him of this habit, as a lot of the time I want to keep my laptop open so I can download stuff (closed it last night so I could get some sleep)..

A sharp NO isn't working, he just looks at me funny... works to get him to stop doing other stuff...but not this one...
Obvoisly a water bottle isn't going to be an option, because of the said laptop...
Anyway, any thoughts or ideas would be much appreciated...

Thanks,
Carrie
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Carrie,
Sounds like he's getting on the laptop at 4am because it's warm. My laptop solution would be to look into the power management scheme (Mac? Win?) to see if it can run closed, then he could sit on top of it if he wants.

My cat based solution would be to hide the laptop in a drawer. If you hide the laptop, this might mean you find him piled on your neck at 4am, which is likely less annoying than the beeping.
Marla
Carrie, Sounds like he's getting on the laptop at 4am because it's warm. Mylaptop solution would be to look ... this might mean you find him piled on your neck at 4am, whichis likely less annoying than the beeping. Marla

Hi Marla, Thanks for your reply...
I already looked into the power management options, there's a way to set in XP (which is what I'm running), but, the laptop is a Toshiba, and they have their own proprietary power management and there's no way to make it not hibernate in there, and it won't let me get into the XP options, it just points me to the proprietary stuff...
If you are downloading, put a box upside down over it or something or enclose it somewhere.
Karen
If you are downloading, put a box upside down over it or something or enclose it somewhere. Karen

That's a thought..hmmm...now to find an appropriate box..I'll give that one a try if I can find a box at home that will do the job..
So, I am living with my parents right now, in a trailer across the driveway from the house.. Casey (my ... to be an option, because of the said laptop... Anyway, any thoughts or ideas would be much appreciated... Thanks, Carrie

Options:
1) Keep laptop closed.
2) Place laptop in out of reach area.
3) Leave laptop open but place an empty cardboard box over it of anappropriate size.

"Its the bugs that keep it running."
-Joe Canuck
If you are downloading, put a box upside down over it or something or enclose it somewhere. Karen

That's a thought..hmmm...now to find an appropriate box..I'll give that one a try if I can find a box at home that will do the job..

You might want to consider cutting small ventilation holes in the box and perhaps installing a cooling fan inside... but perhaps that is going a little far. ;-)

"Its the bugs that keep it running."
-Joe Canuck
That's a thought..hmmm...now to find an appropriate box..I'll givethat one a try if I can find a box at home that will do the job..

You might want to consider cutting small ventilation holes in the box and perhaps installing a cooling fan inside... but perhaps that is going a little far. ;-) "Its the bugs that keep it running." -Joe Canuck

Hi Joe,
I'm not too worried about the vetilation. My vent on my laptop is on the bottom, so as long as I have it on a solid surface, the little rubber feet on the bottom keep it raised enough to vent itself.. and if I find a box big enough, it's probably going to be big enough to cover the whole little table that I'm using and leave some room for air to escape too..
1) Keep laptop closed.

Many laptops go into hibernate mode when the lid is closed and I believe the PO said the laptop is downloading overnight.

-mhd
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