The Boobs and the Tubes
Okay, turn of your dirty minds! I am talking about pets and television!
I know you all have heard about videos for cats and dogs--specially made enterainment shows on tape for cats (birds, mice and such) and I'm sure ones targeted at the dog demographic. Have any of you ever bought these to entertain your pets while they are home alone?
When I leave my dogs inside for any length of time, I leave on the TV. But I can't leave on Animal Planet, because Scooter goes NUTS when he sees a dog on TV. Even if he doesn't hear it bark and doesn't hear a human talk in a pet voice, he knows. His ears perk up, he runs to the TV, puts his paws up and either whines or barks. And I have the scratches on the built in entertainment center to prove it! The other dogs seem to totally ignore such images. So, I usually put on Hallmark or a similar channel that shows a western or "Little House on the Prairie" type shows. Sometimes I put on the Discovery or Science channel, as he doesn't go nuts over other animals it seems, though he will watch intently, cocking his head from side to side.
The cats aren't interested in TV. When I first brought in Tarzan from the wild and he saw the TV, his eyes got HUGE and he backed up like he saw an evil demon! He hated it. I'm assuming he was never in a house and had never seen a TV. Now he ignores it.
So, what are your pets viewing or listening habits if any? Ever buy a video for their entertainment? Ever take them to dinner and a show? LOL.:)
posted by Sandy at 2/15/2007 08:18:00 AM