Cheaping do do. Yes! S##T

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This is no lie, a bird do doed on a frame and customers chair last night. I have got no clue to how it got in and have heard no cheaping either. I had a couple of birds get in my shop over 35 years but never a ghost bird or do do. I've had a couple of cheaping customers yesterday but I don't think they did it. What's a framer todo?

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Jerry Ervin

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Hire a cat! They will take care of any birds, mice, snakes or what have you.

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Ron Eggers

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Oh, yeh, and cat poop is MUCH better!

I used to shoot a few weddings. I was taking some outdoor photos of the wedding party. At the exact instant I took one of the pictures, a bird pooped all over the groom's black tux.

Luckily, it was after the ceremony.

Framer, check your insurance and see if you're covered (so to speak.)
 

j Paul

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Check with the local pet stores that carry bird care products. They have special cleaners to remove bird droppings. They will even soften and remove old droppings that have turned into concrete.

ps. not wierd knowledge, just happen to own a parrot.
 

Kit

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Don't clean it off - charge extra for it.

That frame has been enhanced with your shop mascot's DNA.

Oh wait, there's no DNA in bird poop.

Another good idea crumbles when faced with reality. (I hate it when that happens.)

Kit
 

Lance E

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Last bird I had inside was in the workshop, a Fantail whom I named Frank. It took about 6 hours to get Frank out!
Maybe Frank is haunting you? (He was very very sneaky)
 

JPete

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It's that time of year. We get a bird in the front entry but so far lucky enough to keep them there. Cover everything and wrap those frames up immediately.
 

sharonm

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We have a cat in the frame shop. Funny story- A customer came in to pick up a framed order. I opened it up, and smack dab in the center of the piece was a white cat hair on a field of red. Client thought it was from her cat. Needless to say, the quality control person was notified immediately after the customer left. Won't be seeing that again.
 

Hobbes03

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Is it not a sign of good luck when a bird drops one on you? Perhaps you should play the lottery. :D

-Mike.
 

wally pasbrig

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Birds - cats and snakes. I've had them all living in the country. But if you want to see a mess in the frame shop, let a mother racoon and three little ones get in through the false ceiling and panels. THAT IS A MESS! Much less having to pay an exterminator to come in and get them. They are some mean little varmits.
 

CharlesL

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Wally,
'Coons are notorious for 'washing' their food before they eat it. Or so the legend goes.
With just a little effort, you might have been able to teach Mama 'Coon to wash glass, cross-stitch fabric...the possibilities are endless. AND, she would have had 3 eager-to-learn helpers, too.


Someday I'll tell the story about a distant relative who was attacked, and washed to death by a pack of giant coons...
 
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