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Bill James
Jan-08-2006, 10:39pm
This cat "Harley" loves to sit with me when I'm playing. I'd like to say that she likes my playing but, truth be known, she's stone deaf.

mando bandage
Jan-09-2006, 7:28am
But she can probably feel the vibration and thinks you're purring. So, since she's a cat, she would never admit it, but she's really doing it because she thinks you like it (which you probably do).


Jan-09-2006, 7:40am
Fortunatly there is room for both on your lap.

Nice looking mandolin. What is it?

Jan-09-2006, 7:41am
Cool pic. Our cat also digs my playing, but is too freaky to sit on laps, she was feral as a kitten. She comes around and purrs when I pick.

Jan-09-2006, 8:20am
My cats cuddle in my lap for one of two things. Heat and to remind me of their need for food. She compliments your mando very well. Practically the same colors. Are her nails as easy to maintain as strings with your tailpiece? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif


Jan-09-2006, 8:56am
Fortunatly there is room for both on your lap.

Nice looking mandolin. What is it?
I was wondering about the mandolin too. Binding looks like a BRW.

Bill James
Jan-09-2006, 9:00am
The mandolin is one of Hans Brentrup's masterpieces, a 23F with Tortoise and Red Spruce. A sure antidote for MAS and cats like em too!

Jan-09-2006, 9:21am
Tortoise binding with a tortoise shell calico. Nice pair!

Jan-09-2006, 8:56pm
Cat Vs. Me.......The cat won. His name is "Bigdog"

Eric F.
Jan-09-2006, 9:06pm
This one's usually in motion. Tonight she decided to nap on my lap while I played.

Jan-09-2006, 10:00pm
My cat Barkley, a black smoke Maine Coon, sometimes looks evil.

Jan-09-2006, 10:00pm
Man.....how did that come out so BIG?!

Jim Rowland
Jan-10-2006, 12:20pm
My cat,Bob,often takes my lap when I am playing..and insists that I stop. I guess she has a good ear for music.

Jan-10-2006, 1:02pm
Aurthur, I don't see a cat... All I see is my mother?



JD Cowles
Jan-10-2006, 1:18pm
here's Del after a pickin session last night. #wonder what this means...

Jan-10-2006, 1:28pm
Evets: nice F5-G. You must be very trusting... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jim Rowland
Jan-10-2006, 4:17pm
How did you do that Arthur? Is it some kind of exotic transfer process or a serendipitous Rorschach?

Jan-10-2006, 5:28pm
I'm an artist.......it is one of my works on paper. I think it looks like Catlantis the lost continent, surrounded by water.
I started with a photo of my Maine Coon & manipulated it using Studio Artist and Photoshop.

And Jamie....since you brought it up...I hope you Mama doesn't have cat ears like that.......kinda devilish.

Jan-10-2006, 8:43pm
Arthur, I was just shooting the old Freudian thing. #Cool image. #Looks like an emboss filter. #Nice symetry, but judging by your stained glass, that's something that appeals to you.


Tom C
Jan-10-2006, 9:06pm
I was afraid that was after he hit the windshield. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Jason Kessler
Jan-11-2006, 11:55am
Freaudian slip: that's when you say one thing but mean a-mother.

Jan-11-2006, 12:40pm
I bet there's a thread on the Feline forum called "Show your human and his little guitar!"

Django Fret
Jan-11-2006, 10:40pm
I bet there's a thread on the Feline forum called "Show your human and his little guitar!"
You mean this one? #Too bad they are always fighting like Cats and Dawgs on that thread...

Ira Chavis
Jan-14-2006, 2:59pm
Here is my 18 Year old siamese cat, Farroe, jamming out on his very rare 1923 Gibson A-Jr-Jr-Jr mouse-head mandolin.

# #
Farroe has diverse repertoire ranging from dawg-music to the stray-cats. #He is available for both studio music and live gigs. #Works for cans of tuna and cat nip.


Jan-14-2006, 4:17pm
Look! Built in picks!


Jan-15-2006, 12:38pm
Yeh, but my cat plays a very very rare Left Handed 1923 Gibson A-Jr-Jr-Jr mouse-head mandolin. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Jan-15-2006, 12:44pm
I dig those "built in picks" heh heh......

Jan-15-2006, 12:54pm
I'm pretty sure that he's playing 'I've got that old Feline'. #(sorry!)

Jan-22-2006, 6:19pm
looks like cat-nap won #... (Over Catnip !)

# =^..^=


Bill James
Jan-25-2006, 10:07pm
Hmmm...probably looking fot the "Post a picture of your cat sleeping in your case" thread.

Jan-25-2006, 10:47pm
Django Fret,

I'd have to take that cat (or catwoman) over that mandolin and mando player every day. No offense intended to Dawg, but that cat rocks.

Django Fret
Jan-26-2006, 1:39pm
Ronlane3, there are all kinds of felines, and some you just Bond with better than others...

Jan-26-2006, 2:36pm
The boss....Ivy...aka 'Mean'...she loves to sit right next to me when I'm playing...the other two can be found in the closets... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Chip Booth
Feb-20-2006, 4:27pm
Last winter a nasty looking stray took up residence in my garage during a particularly cold period. #In the spring she let herself in the house once the doors were open and hasn't left. # She has good taste, and loves it when I play mandolin, although she bites me when I play fiddle... #

Here's Skanky Cat vs. my '24 A Jr:


Ira Chavis
May-14-2006, 10:14pm
Small Cat in a Small Dog case


Farroe opts for the Small Dog over the Calton

Keith Miller
May-15-2006, 10:42am
here is one of the culprits for the damage to 2 mandolins at Xmas (cat fight on table knocked the mandolin and case off which landed on 2nd mando on stand !!)

Ira Chavis
May-16-2006, 8:40am
Mandolin or Mouse?


May-16-2006, 9:14am
OK, it's official. Cat people are strange. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

May-16-2006, 3:07pm
Here's Ted "Theodore" Logan in one of my mandolin cases. We call him Theo for short http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Frank Russell
May-16-2006, 3:25pm
I love animals, but any cat(s) that caused my mandolin to fall off a table would swiftly become flying cats. Frank

May-16-2006, 4:51pm
Frank, I had similar thoughts after returning home from an appendix surgery. #During our cuddle session, Dearest-Kitty's claw become entangled in one of my stomache staples, eventually partially ripping it out.
Don't make kitties fly when they can't let go.
It took a few more days before I could belly up to a mandolin again.

Professor PT
May-16-2006, 5:04pm
I was so mad at my cat last night: after a stressful day, I sat down with a beer. In comes Moe, jumping right up on the arm of the chair: my beer spills all over the leather, and when I turn it upright, it foams and explodes like champagne. I run to the kitchen, trailing the sticky mess along the way while the cat tries to rub against my leg. Now I know why the word cat is in catapult! He was locked on the porch for the rest of the evening. When all was clean and safe, I pulled out my mando, glad I hadn't done so ten minutes earlier.

May-17-2006, 12:59am
My cat Sam also enjoyed sitting next to me when I played. Turns out he was deaf too. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

May-17-2006, 5:11am
My oldest cat Torsten liked to play my mandolin when he was a baby.


And the other two liked to play with the strap.

Frank Russell
May-17-2006, 10:05am
Careful Susanne - My new puppy was playing with my strap like that and pulled the mandolin and stand both over. Thankfully, no damage to puppy or mandolin. I don't leave my mandos on the stand for now, until she is older and I am wiser. Frank

JD Cowles
May-17-2006, 10:56am
Our cat is indifferent to my mando playing, but has some problems with The Mandolin Cafe...

Mike Handley
May-17-2006, 11:20am
JD, I think the cat is OK with the Mandolin Cafe ... but Lotus Notes can annoy every living creature.

Bill Snyder
May-17-2006, 5:19pm
OK, it's official. #Cat people are strange. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif
How long did it take for you to notice this? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

May-17-2006, 8:50pm
Check out the new Fretboard Journal - page 24.. "Django" is sleeping in the background - looks awful lot like my maine coone, who is posted above and in several places on the Cafe.

Tina MBee
May-18-2006, 7:08am
Man - I love this thread! Glad it was on the front page of the Cafe or I wouldn't have found it. I love cats! Currently catless right now - searching for the right kitten AND searching for the right mandolin. God willing I find both http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif I love all of the pictures! Great way to start off the day with a laugh!! =^,,^=

May-18-2006, 7:30am
I once had a cat but he's gone now. However, I do have new strings for my fiddle.


Tom C
May-18-2006, 8:11am
There's also the thread Pictures of Cats in Cases (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=12943;hl=cats+and+case )

May-23-2006, 8:36am
I once had a cat but he's gone now. # However, I do have new strings for my fiddle.

Voted for best post. Ever.