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Do Tell: Do Your Pets Respond to the TV?

While the majority 'fessed up to leaving music on for pets, would you ever do the same thing with TV? My pooch seldom notices the television (he'll occasionally perk up if there's a bark coming off the small screen), but never glances at the set.Just 'cause North doesn't share my love for Gossip Girl won't stop me from being captivated nor do I expect him to sit fingers paws crossed for Chloe to make her debut this season, but what happens when you're tuned in to your fave show: Do your furry friends watch you, watch it, or use this time to get into mischief in the next room?


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HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
Wyatt could care less about what's happening on the TV, especially if there are people in the room for him to play with!
Ikandy Ikandy 8 years
My Romey runs to the tv every morning when the theme song from "diff'rent strokes" comes on (it comes on while Im getting ready in the morning)...other than that he mostly ignores the tv.
oostarbubblesoo oostarbubblesoo 8 years
our pug, gizmo, is such a couch potato. she gets so into watching tv & movies. however, she hates (& barks like crazy at) animals - especially horses, violence, and crying babies.
mayara mayara 8 years
We will usually have at least one of our cats with us when we're watching something, but they usually don't watch it themselves. There are exceptions, however. Our youngest cat loves cartoons (some more than others), including the cut scenes when I'm playing a console RPG (scenes that have higher detail and are more like high production value cartoons than like video games because they're prerendered), but it seems to depend on the color scheme and style, more so than how much action is going on. He also really seemed to get into a couple of the DNC speeches -- especially Michelle Obama's. He watched most of it with us.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
b-bop always watches TV, he responds to everything. Dogs of course, but sometimes he jsut doesn't like a person and growls at them. What a weirdo. Love the story of the dog bringin other dogs his ball! So cute!
shepptacular shepptacular 8 years
Once my kitten pumpkin was watching star trek but he hasn't looked at the television since. But last night my other kitten spice was lying next to me while I watched family guy and there was a clip where Mayor West starts to hit the delivery guy with his cat launcher. The actual cat sounds made her sit up and look at the tv. i rewound it again to make sure it was the cat sounds and sure enough when she heard it she started going towards the television
ladyr ladyr 8 years
They respond more to sound than anything, but sometimes they watch it too. I read an article that dogs can see television in HD WAY better than they can see normal tv. Interesting...
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 8 years
My cat loves Planet Earth on the Discovery channel. He'll just stare at it for minutes!
dzymzlzy dzymzlzy 8 years
Ruby will sometimes look at the TV with a very confused expression and does the "baroo" head-tilt thing. My grandparents had the smartest dog ever and she would run at the TV and bark and growl whenever there was an animal on TV. Sometimes she would see other dogs and would bring her ball in front of the set and drop it like she thought the dogs on TV would play with her. Ok, now that I think about it, maybe she wasn't as smart as I always thought :(
queenegg queenegg 8 years
Leo will bark like crazy anytime a doorbell rings on tv. It's really funny.
bbb1saa bbb1saa 8 years
Chewie shows no interest in the TV, but Callie loves to sit and watch, or try to touch whatever is shown on the screen.
copugchick copugchick 8 years
Esther loves TV, but is upset by dogs barking, and especially disturbed by animated talking animals. We can't watch Family Guy at bedtime anymore.
ohkate ohkate 8 years
my parents dogs would watch tv sometimes or at least interact with the noises from the tv (we hated when doorbells went off, it would all set the dogs off). my dog doesn't watch tv or pay attention to the noises. not sure why...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Rosie watchs soemtimes, like if a barking dog graps her attention she watchs tv for a few minutes. Kitten, I dunno...she's a werido!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Sometimes Eegor completely ignores the TV, but other times he'll be so enamored by what's on screen you can't even coax his eyes away with a treat! Any time there are weird noises coming from the TV or lots of "flashing" you'll find his cute little face staring.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
not visually but he does to sound the other night we were watching "Greatest American Dog" and they were squeeking lots of squeeky toys THAT definitely had his attention! ;)
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
Polka doesn't like my shows but... She loves it when there're some programs with animals! :)
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