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May 18, 2022 - 10:40:31 PM
5199 posts since 1/5/2005

A couple of weeks ago I babysat our neighbours' cats while they were away. They left their radio on so they'd have something to listen to and wouldn't feel all alone.

The rare times we leave I always make sure to turn off the radio so our cat gets to appreciate a few quite days for a change.

Anyone have any actual insight as to whether yes/no music, or talk radio, while cats, dogs or whatever pets are all by themselves for a bunch of days?

May 18, 2022 - 11:13:43 PM
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5 posts since 10/25/2020

My dogs are pretty fond of the Grateful Dead.

May 19, 2022 - 6:25:24 AM
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Owen

Canada

11219 posts since 6/5/2011

Actual insight???   

Tongue-in-cheek, Bart, this is BHO/off-topic.   

I have no actual insight wrt the matter, but I expect Garry Larson probably did  [might search later, here's one to tide me/you/us over]:DDA39C56-6869-4E04-8316-63A41D7BBF89.jpeg

May 19, 2022 - 6:39:11 AM

kd8tzc

USA

309 posts since 4/11/2022

We had a dog that suffered from a mild case of separation anxiety. We would leave the TV turned on when we went out and it seemed to help (or at least he didn't get into too many things when we did that). The vet told us to turn on a certain weather station as it had talk and music and the combination was good.

May 19, 2022 - 6:47:39 AM

11150 posts since 6/17/2003

I've done both and don't really know if it helps or not with separation anxiety. We can leave for 10 minutes, and when we return, it's like we've been gone a month. If ours has separation anxiety, it doesn't show... no chewing, tearing things up, etc.. She just holds down the recliner.

I do turn something on in the summer in case of a thunderstorm when we're not home. It will help mask the sounds of far-away thunder.

May 19, 2022 - 6:52:28 AM
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349 posts since 11/9/2021

SO my parrot, Salty, loves music. He sings (as only Amazon parrots can ) along with the TV when a background music inspires him, or when we watch a singing competition. He sings by himself some times too, his fav is "Little Brown Jug" and he knows the famous line from "The Magic Flute". When we all go out we leave either the Bluegrass or Gospel station on, he seems to enjoy that. Salty will also sing along when I have him down in the studio when we rehearse or at a gig if he is on my shoulder while I am playing. That always gets a laugh and an applause from audiences.

Our dog, Tinker, however is completely oblivious to music. She's 14 now and pretty much just hanging on, but she has never given a thought to music.

May 19, 2022 - 8:45:03 AM

7960 posts since 9/5/2006

we use to have a cat that hated the muppets,, every time it was on the tube he would try to attack the muppets moving around ,,fozzie bear was his nemesis !!!

May 20, 2022 - 9:53:04 AM

4238 posts since 10/18/2007

Our young dog Gopher always comes down to our band’s music practice in the basement. He curls up in a small bed in the middle of the musician circle and promptly goes to sleep with banjo, bass, fiddle, guitar and mandolin blasting just feet away from him.

May 20, 2022 - 11:02 AM
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Jim Yates

Canada

6846 posts since 2/21/2007

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Originally posted by Owen

Actual insight???   

Tongue-in-cheek, Bart, this is BHO/off-topic.   

I have no actual insight wrt the matter, but I expect Garry Larson probably did  [might search later, here's one to tide me/you/us over]:DDA39C56-6869-4E04-8316-63A41D7BBF89.jpeg


Actually, the bottom right frame shows what I often hear from the guy on the next bar stool.
Here's a song I posted to a ukulele site that I belong to.  I learned it from The Austin Lounge Lizards whose original version is on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuDsXgv5Gms

My brother's dog, Django, reacts to music played on the mouth harp.  He will howl like he's singing along.  This is not unusual.  Remember the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's LP Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy?

Edited by - Jim Yates on 05/20/2022 11:13:19

May 20, 2022 - 12:48:53 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26040 posts since 6/25/2005
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My cats leave the room if I so much as pick up a banjo. They aren’t young, and spend about 80% of the time sleeping or resting. So I don’t leave a sound source going when I leave the house.

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May 21, 2022 - 3:58:19 AM
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Helix

USA

15584 posts since 8/30/2006

"Leave a message at the tone
The dogs cannot answer the phone
It is not 'cause they are dumb
They just lack an opposing thumb."

My two dogs Happy and Muffin would sit with me and dance and weave back and forth to the beat, I haven't seen that since and only now would I even mention it.

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