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Author Topic: Pets: No, cat! How to keep cat away from altar.  (Read 3024 times)

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No, cat! How to keep cat away from altar.
« on: January 27, 2016, 10:57:35 am »
Hey there, cauldronites! I have recently set up an altar for Imbolc on my kitchen counter. It's not very elaborate, just some candles, bay leaves, salt, a flower, and incense. My cat has never bothered any of my altar things, even when they looked like toys.

For some reason, he has decided that this altar is different, maybe because it is where food usually is. He has tried chewing on the flowers and knocking the salt over. Any suggestions on keeping him away from it, other than moving to a different area of the house?
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Re: No, cat! How to keep cat away from altar.
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 12:05:59 pm »
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Hey there, cauldronites! I have recently set up an altar for Imbolc on my kitchen counter. It's not very elaborate, just some candles, bay leaves, salt, a flower, and incense. My cat has never bothered any of my altar things, even when they looked like toys.

For some reason, he has decided that this altar is different, maybe because it is where food usually is. He has tried chewing on the flowers and knocking the salt over. Any suggestions on keeping him away from it, other than moving to a different area of the house?

 
Spray it/around it with some kind of citrus oil (if using essential oils dilute  them with water) or even lemon juice or lay citrus peel around it. Cats hate citrus
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Re: No, cat! How to keep cat away from altar.
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Spray it/around it with some kind of citrus oil (if using essential oils dilute  them with water) or even lemon juice or lay citrus peel around it. Cats hate citrus

 
Good idea. I have some grapefruits in the fridge, so I will try that.:)
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Re: No, cat! How to keep cat away from altar.
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 02:59:31 am »

 
Spray it/around it with some kind of citrus oil (if using essential oils dilute  them with water) or even lemon juice or lay citrus peel around it. Cats hate citrus

I can confirm that this works! Yay my altar is safe!
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Re: No, cat! How to keep cat away from altar.
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2017, 12:33:00 pm »

 
Spray it/around it with some kind of citrus oil (if using essential oils dilute  them with water) or even lemon juice or lay citrus peel around it. Cats hate citrus

I have weird cats lol the two younger ones this would probably work on, but my oldest likes to eat grapefruit with me
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