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    I actually have 4 cats, but the cat I am referring to is also black and white, but it seems that she only sheds the white ones. Though the coat of varnish is a very tempting idea.

    Getting rid of the cat is not an option however, SWMBO would most likely make me sleep in the garage forever, with it being August, right now that's not so bad, but here in the northern climes (Pennsylvania) it tends to get a bit chilly in the winter. Instead of a rat, I am using mice and a bird feeder. That seems to keep the crew occupied.

    Seriously though, thanks for the replies. The home built drying cabinet is most likely my best bet.

    Now, how about the wife??

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    I have two cats....and a basset hound....lots of hair, I never get hair on my negs though...I do them at work:

    I cannot remember who said it, but someone did say that if cats could actually operate a tin opener, they would push us all into volcanoes and rule the world.....!

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :

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    Humidity is the key. I hang my film to dry in a basement that is cleaned maybe once every two years. It isn't a furnished basement, but just one big room with a 100 year old concrete floors, stone walls, no direct heat, and lots of spider webs. The cats' litter boxes are down there too, and they do jump up among my photo equipment in my 'dark corner' that is my darkroom.

    Also, I use Sprint wetting agent (has an anti-static quality to it) at the end of the process, and wipe off excess fluid before I hang negs to dry, and I never have a single speck of anything on the negatives. Always perfect, and very little spotting done when the prints are finished.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

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    Shave the cat.
    Randy S.

    In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/randystankey/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwdake View Post
    Give the cat a coat of varnish as it helps keep the hair under control.
    Bwahahahah!
    Rick Lanning
    Retired Crime Scene Photog.

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    I'm surprised so many are cat owners here lol. Do you all happen to partake in cat photography? Id love to see some! Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    I'm surprised so many are cat owners here lol. Do you all happen to partake in cat photography? Id love to see some! Haha
    Meet Fergus. Ruler of my household.
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    I am not a cat person but own dogs. My favorite breed is the American Staffordshire Terrier which has an unusually short and fine coat. More like velvet than anything else the hair gets everywhere. Regular brushing really helps.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

    ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    Edward Weston had cats, they must be good for photography.
    He had quite a few cats, as do I.

    No, they don't improve the quality of my work.

    - Leigh
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

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    Get a dog, that way you wont get cat hairs on your negatives.

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