Music for Cats

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Michelle Togut

Michelle Togut resides in North Carolina with her husband and pets. She has worked as an adjunct professor of history, contributor and writer, and small-firm attorney, among other things. These days, she's trying to sell real estate. For fun, she reads political blogs of all persuasions, practices yoga, drinks wine, hikes, reads, and volunteers for a local animal rescue.

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  1. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    I have no idea if Teie’s music is actually going to appeal to cats, or if so how universal cats’ musical tastes are.

    I do have the impression that cats have musical taste though.

    – years ago, I had the ill-formed idea I would learn to play guitar. The cat would bolt like lightning from the room every time I picked up the guitar. I don’t blame him. I would have too.

    – some time later, I was a bedroom DJ. The cat would happily sit around listening to psytrance, as long as my mixes were reasonably clean. But if I train-wrecked a mix, he reacted with visible distaste.Report

  2. Avatar Will H. says:

    I trained my cats to come to me when I whistle.
    When two of them were kittens, I was learning to play the harmonica (again). I noticed that the kittens would always come into the room when I started with the harmonica. From there, it was easy to get them to come to the whistle.
    When I got another kitten, and the first two were about three years, she just followed what the other two did.
    Now they will come from two blocks away when they hear the whistle.

    Every cat owner should have a harmonica.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    As someone who is saying “that could never work… could it? Seriously, this hasn’t been tested, has it?”, I’d just like to know if this cd works from some other poor sucker who bought it first.Report

  4. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Cats, huh? Didn’t someone already write a musical specifically accommodating their tastes? Did pretty well as I recall.Report

  5. Avatar Damon says:

    My cat has no interest in music, not even at fairly loud volumes. What she does care about is whether or not she’s getting her “scratching”, brushing, or general loving from me, and when she damn well wants it, not when it’s convenient for me.Report

  6. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    Based on a composite score of meow frequency and intensity during car travel, I can report that my cats enjoy smooth jazz, tolerate electronica, and greatly dislike rock.Report

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