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Subject: Placing a Pet Warning
Date Posted: 3/14/2009 1:21 PM ET
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DH and I just got a cat yesterday.  He spent this morning rubbing up against books that I have marked to trade on here.  How can I go about putting a warning on my account that my books may contain some pet dander?

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 1:29 PM ET
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You could add a note to your profile page and/or add a line in your signature mentioning that you have a pet.

Honestly, though, I wouldn't worry too much about it.  If peeps don't want books that have been around pets, they should have RCs regarding it.

 

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Date Posted: 3/14/2009 1:31 PM ET
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Yeah, I agree. If you want to be really careful, when a person requests a book you're worried about, you can PM them at that point to check that the requestor isn't allergic. But you can also just trade them - people should have RCs for stuff like that.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 1:42 PM ET
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I have cats and my husband smokes in the house.  I feel like it's the requestor's responsibility to add RCs to their account if they have a problem with either.  Neither my husband or my cats read my books, however I can't guaranty that there's no cat hair or smoke smell on them.  I do mention it in my profile.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 1:50 PM ET
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Don't worry about it. If someone can't be exposed to pet dander, then they will have RCs telling you that before you accept the request. I am pretty sure every single book I trade has been rubbed against and/or sat on by my cats and one always comes running to *help* when I start wrapping them to mail.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 2:08 PM ET
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Yeah...I have a helper too.  It's not your problem, Jennifer.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 2:12 PM ET
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I wouldn't worry about it at all.  If someone wants books from a cat-free home, they need to have RCs saying so.  You don't have to PM everyone that requests from you and let them know that your cat rubbed up against your books.  All of mine are inspected by 2 cats and I've never had a complaint.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 2:32 PM ET
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My books are also frequently cat inspected.  I imagine (hope) people with severe cat allergies have RCs.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 2:37 PM ET
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I have furry help with every book I own.  Unless I get an RC that states no cats then I wouldn't worry about it.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 2:55 PM ET
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Like everyone else, I have a great deal of assistance in executing my PBS responsibilities from the resident felines. I have noted it in my profile and am quick to let a request for a book from a pet-free house go to the next person in line. I don't know what else I or you or any of the rest of us can do. I can't remember anyone ever doing more than mentioning how much their cats were interested in the envelopes from my house.

Aubrey

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 3:02 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/14/2009 3:37 PM ET
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Good.  Mason (our new cat) decided that my books were worth the extra loving again today.  I caught him laying on top of the container of open books that were being processed for posting.

First thing out of DH's mouth was..."Mason is giving them his seal of approval"

 

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 4:14 PM ET
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I have it listed on my bookshelf page. However, I also do not worry about it unless someone specifically has no pets or no cats in their RCs.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 5:29 PM ET
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Sounds like you have a fun new baby :) My girls are old, fat and sassy. Since it is a new environment to him, he may lessen his loving of the books after he's been there a while, but something in book paper seems to intrigue cats.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 5:45 PM ET
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All my books come with free Black Lab hair.  I don't PM people before hand.  If they have issues with pet hair then they need an RC.

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 10:58 PM ET
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Mine also come with free dog AND cat hair. :) I'll just echo the rest, I wouldn't worry about it unless you get an RC regarding it.
Date Posted: 3/15/2009 2:00 AM ET
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<<Mason (our new cat) decided that my books were worth the extra loving again today.  I caught him laying on top of the container of open books that were being processed for posting.

First thing out of DH's mouth was..."Mason is giving them his seal of approval">>

Clearly, he was CAT-aloging them  ::duck:::   :-)

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 9:23 AM ET
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As others have said, don't worry about it. If people have no pet requestor conditions, simply turn them down. You can add info to your profile and signature if you want, just remember not everyone looks at those (I have signatures turned off, and almost always order from FIFO without ever looking at the person's profile, for example, so would never see either of those notes) so really the only way to be sure is just to decline those who have RCs about it. If you go PMing everyone who orders from you even if they don't have an RC, you're going to give yourself a big headache!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 3:36 PM ET
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If you'd promise to send me the cat as well as the dander, I'll request ALL your books!<G>

 

 

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 4:18 AM ET
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First thing out of DH's mouth was..."Mason is giving them his seal of approval">>

Clearly, he was CAT-aloging them  ::duck:::   :-)

::giggle:: CAT-triona, that was funny!  :)

Nympherella, as the other posters said, don't worry about Mason leaving little memories of himself all over his books.  People who have cat allergies are very likely to have an RC about it, so I don't think you need to PM each requester.  I always hold newly-arrived books out for my furry owner to sniff and mark.  He's like a bomb-sniffing dog.  :)

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 9:59 AM ET
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I don't have a cat, but have a dog who sheds black hairs.  I haven't noticed dog hairs on my books, but often there will be a black doggie hair stuck to the piece of scotch tape that I used to wrap a book.

(I should clarify here.  I use scotch tape first to wrap with because it is so much easier to use than packing tape.  After the inner and outer wrappings are in place, I do use lots of packing tape around the outside.)

Date Posted: 3/18/2009 12:07 PM ET
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Most people who order from you never see your profile or your signature line.