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If my cat constantly sits in front of a portable gas heater (rinnai avenger 25 plus) will she get sick?
It's one of the largest of the unflued gas heaters and I have a hard time moving her our of the heat stream but every now and then I think she's gone stupid.. so I am wondering if she is getting carbon monoxide poisoning or something... would that happen on a serviced appliance?

It's probably one of those things where natural causes will kill her before anything from the heater has a chance to take effect. Carbon Monoxide will knock you all over if present (yes I know this has been mentioned). Having trained in gas monitoring the amount of CO required to really stuff you up is surprisingly low.
 
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Bella just lost quite a few brownie points; got home to find my knife block on the floor. And the tip of the big cooks knife wedged into the block. Not impressed.

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And a Mundial knife at that. If it were mine I would be pretty cut up about it.

Interesting. I've seen that exact same thing happen (block didn't fall though) with that exact knife, from that exact brand... seems to be a shortcoming in their design quality.

Just had to log on again (and get another point :) ) - Mark Webber leaving F1. Apparently going to race a Porsche in something or other. Shame to see him go but at least we still have Ricciardo who will hopefully gety moved up the Red Bull ladder.

Ha! Not while Vettel exists.
 
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And a Mundial knife at that. If it were mine I would be pretty cut up about it.

Interesting. I've seen that exact same thing happen (block didn't fall though) with that exact knife, from that exact brand... seems to be a shortcoming in their design quality.

I think when she's pushed (yes, pushed, I've seen her do it) the block off the bench, the knife has fallen handle first, and the block has landed on the tip. That knife tip is firmly (and dangerously) wedged in the knife block. So not a flaw, just unfortunate in the way it happened.

I've never had a problem with Mundial before, but this knife is two months old so I'm quite annoyed. Hopefully with mid year sales I can pick up another one a bit cheaper than usual.
 

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I think when she's pushed (yes, pushed, I've seen her do it) the block off the bench, the knife has fallen handle first, and the block has landed on the tip. That knife tip is firmly (and dangerously) wedged in the knife block. So not a flaw, just unfortunate in the way it happened.

I've never had a problem with Mundial before, but this knife is two months old so I'm quite annoyed. Hopefully with mid year sales I can pick up another one a bit cheaper than usual.

Given it's happened to 3 people though, sounds like a flaw :D
 

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Given it's happened to 3 people though, sounds like a flaw :D

I guess it depends on what you do to it. I had one before this, 10+ years and never had a problem. This wasn't a flaw, this was having a large chunk of wood dropped directly on the tip of the blade...
 

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I guess it depends on what you do to it. I had one before this, 10+ years and never had a problem. This wasn't a flaw, this was having a large chunk of wood dropped directly on the tip of the blade...
Did you buy it by chance with a CC that offers some form of purchase insurance for accidental damage?
 

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Did you buy it by chance with a CC that offers some form of purchase insurance for accidental damage?

Unfortunately not. Pity she didn't break one of the smaller (ie cheaper) ones instead. I've found one only for $50, might see if a local shop will price match.
 

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Unfortunately not. Pity she didn't break one of the smaller (ie cheaper) ones instead. I've found one only for $50, might see if a local shop will price match.
Oh well, you can get the tip back with a bench grinder and then into the camping kit!
 

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It's probably one of those things where natural causes will kill her before anything from the heater has a chance to take effect. Carbon Monoxide will knock you all over if presence (yes I know this has been mentioned). Having trained in gas monitoring the amount of CO required to really stuff you up is surprisingly low.

It's like that tragic story of the infant who died a couple of weeks ago when the fumes from the car leaked into the passenger area.
 

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My cat tries to climb into the open fire. I keep finding the screen pushed aside...she must really want to get warm. :shock:

My cat sounds positively sane in comparison. During the day she'll change window sills to follow the sun around and then in the evening on my lap.

Bella is certainly a bit special. I guess being deaf she can't hear the fire, so its just something nice and warm that she wants to get close to. Same with the oven when you open the door. There have been a few singed whiskers from sniffing candles along the way too...

This is the first cat I have had and the first indoor cat my partner has had so we think she is slightly mental, I am not sure she has ever been near a heater that can heat as for the first few weeks she was scared of it...
We got her for free and the person I got her off bought her from the pound so we aren't sure of her history but she is either ragdoll or ragdoll cross... she is very much like a dog except for this whole looking like a cat, looking out the window and now the heater... but she comes when called, plays chasey, and loves belly rubs.
 

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Do cats exactly head butt people, or do they merely put their head against you and move up and down as such?

All this talk of "head butting" makes Garfield's antics of getting attention seem rather tame. :)

ours head butts too she just walks right up lines us up and thud.. she gets me on the forehead mostly but she's cross-eyed so sometimes she misses and whacks me in the mouth. She does it when she super happy... she whacks me more than my partner but he does get some too.

She will chew my fingers to wake me up for food... or if im awake she will chew my fingers hard
 

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They do it to leave scent on you, don't they? (*seriously*)

Wiping the side of their chin on you is scent marking
Butting the top of their hear on you can mean a lot of different things depending on the cat and how it was socialised as a kitten I have read (because when ours started doing it I thought she was injured - she runs into things a big when she gets coughy and thinks she can actually judge distance properly with her wock eyes) so it can be to leave scent... it can also mean I trust you as my leader, or feed me, or im here too, or lets play ... but its really cute when they do it and not every cat will.
 

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This is the first cat I have had and the first indoor cat my partner has had so we think she is slightly mental, I am not sure she has ever been near a heater that can heat as for the first few weeks she was scared of it...
We got her for free and the person I got her off bought her from the pound so we aren't sure of her history but she is either ragdoll or ragdoll cross... she is very much like a dog except for this whole looking like a cat, looking out the window and now the heater... but she comes when called, plays chasey, and loves belly rubs.

My cat comes when called, if she wants to, or I have something she wants. :) She chews the cords of computer mice, I've gone through three recently and I've had to buy a cordless mouse.

She sits in the hall when I arrive home and I have to give her tummy tickles before I am allowed all the way in. Very hard when my arms are full of shopping.

She's just pushed over a pile of books on the desk, because she can I guess?

The sounds of horses and children on tv are of great interest to her as are cows mooing.
 

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Wiping the side of their chin on you is scent marking
Butting the top of their hear on you can mean a lot of different things depending on the cat and how it was socialised as a kitten I have read (because when ours started doing it I thought she was injured - she runs into things a big when she gets coughy and thinks she can actually judge distance properly with her wock eyes) so it can be to leave scent... it can also mean I trust you as my leader, or feed me, or im here too, or lets play ... but its really cute when they do it and not every cat will.

Away from work now, so I can look this stuff up!

Bunting Cats
 

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This is the first cat I have had and the first indoor cat my partner has had so we think she is slightly mental, I am not sure she has ever been near a heater that can heat as for the first few weeks she was scared of it...
We got her for free and the person I got her off bought her from the pound so we aren't sure of her history but she is either ragdoll or ragdoll cross... she is very much like a dog except for this whole looking like a cat, looking out the window and now the heater... but she comes when called, plays chasey, and loves belly rubs.

Bellas not too different. If I didn't know better I'd think she was a Burmese. Despite being deaf she comes when called; we have hand signals :D and she spends her days watching the world from the dining room window.
 

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Bellas not too different. If I didn't know better I'd think she was a Burmese. Despite being deaf she comes when called; we have hand signals :D and she spends her days watching the world from the dining room window.

Petal is Burmese. Very sociable with guests but fiercely loyal.
 

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My cat comes when called, if she wants to, or I have something she wants. :) She chews the cords of computer mice, I've gone through three recently and I've had to buy a cordless mouse.

She sits in the hall when I arrive home and I have to give her tummy tickles before I am allowed all the way in. Very hard when my arms are full of shopping.

She's just pushed over a pile of books on the desk, because she can I guess?

The sounds of horses and children on tv are of great interest to her as are cows mooing.

Ours hides from dogs barking on tv.
We live in flats ... whenever she hears the door open she pushes past and rolls around on the cement on the landing area thing - its so weird.
We can't work out if she is marking it or rolling on the cold floor.
she talks to us a lot
She says Le Meow so we decided she is french and call her Le Cat
She doesn't knock stuff over ... not yet.. I think she is about 3-4 years old now and we have had her for 9 months. She has gotten very settled in the last few months so she may start trashing the place soon.
She sulks when we laugh at her for running into something or when i turn the heater off
 

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