My dog barely gives the TV a second glance, but consistently looks up at any barking sound. However, a quick search of YouTube found that plenty o' kitties gravitate to the tube, regardless of that mute button. I'm guessing this has something to do with felines' attraction to quick movements and flashes of light, which televisions (especially in dark rooms) easily offer. Don't believe me? Check out how captivated this cat is below!