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subego
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Oct 28, 2011, 09:59 AM
 


I wander away for a minute, and look what I find when I get back. This light is off-the-hook bright... and hot. With a reflector and a lens to focus it all. Did I mention it's hot?

When I got closer, I noticed his fur was starting to smoke.
     
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Oct 28, 2011, 10:26 AM
 
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Oct 28, 2011, 10:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
After I got done taking a picture to post on the internet, I noticed his fur was starting to smoke.
What I read.
     
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Oct 28, 2011, 07:54 PM
 
Text message first. Then Internet.
     
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Oct 30, 2011, 10:56 AM
 
Yes, I'm glad you got a photo before you put the cat out.
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Oct 30, 2011, 12:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by design219 View Post
Yes, I'm glad you got a photo before you put the cat out.
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When I got closer, I noticed his fur was starting to smoke.
"Closer" would be post photo. I thought I was safe in the assumption that if the light was hurting him, he would have moved away.
     
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Oct 30, 2011, 02:10 PM
 
He would have moved away on his own soon. And he'd avoid bright lights in the future.

However, the neighbors might comment on a flaming cat racing out of your house. They might even assume your kids or yourself did it.
     
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Oct 30, 2011, 02:52 PM
 
I had another cat walk over a lit candle in an attempt to get some kitteh love from me.

Apparently, "stop, drop, and roll" translated to "screech, jump, and run" in her language, so I had to apply a flying football tackle.

This was before the Internet, otherwise I would have grabbed a camera first.
     
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Nov 1, 2011, 11:58 AM
 


Did this yesterday with that same light.

It only hurts when I grab something.

Did I mention it gets hot?
     
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Nov 1, 2011, 02:10 PM
 
I've had cats burn off good chunks of their fur and whiskers many times.

Candles and cats are a bad combination.

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Nov 1, 2011, 02:35 PM
 
Did they ever actually get burnt skin, or did they only lose hair?
     
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Nov 1, 2011, 02:40 PM
 
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That's one hot pussy.
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Nov 1, 2011, 04:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Did they ever actually get burnt skin, or did they only lose hair?

Not that I noticed. Usually you'd notice that nasty burnt hair smell only to then find you cat missing half his whiskers... or a nice chunk of tail fur. If they got burnt at all it wasn't serious.

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Nov 1, 2011, 05:05 PM
 
I had to be careful about candles and my cat, Mr. Spuds. He's lost more whiskers than I can count because he likes to sniff the candles.
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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
Not that I noticed. Usually you'd notice that nasty burnt hair smell only to then find you cat missing half his whiskers... or a nice chunk of tail fur. If they got burnt at all it wasn't serious.
Good deal. It was the same with my cat.


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I had to be careful about candles and my cat, Mr. Spuds. He's lost more whiskers than I can count because he likes to sniff the candles.
After it happened once, I became candle nazi.
     
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Nov 4, 2011, 03:07 AM
 
Indeed. Candles and pets are a nice way to burn a house down.
     
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Nov 4, 2011, 04:02 AM
 
Best thread in a long time.
     
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Nov 4, 2011, 11:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Did this yesterday with that same light.

It only hurts when I grab something.

Did I mention it gets hot?
And you have this light because...?

Are you planning to burn someone's junk off?


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Nov 4, 2011, 11:33 AM
 
No Mister SpaceMonkey...
     
   
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