Sammie’s not often interested in watching TV with us. When Aaron and I settle in for the evening, she voluntarily goes to her pad and lays down to sleep – unless we’re on the floor, in which case she snuggles close. However, when she hears dogs barking, puppies yipping, wolves howling, etc., she’s on alert. She cocks her head, comes in close, and looks around for the creature that’s making the noise – surely it’s not coming from THAT thing… It can hold her attention for a long time, almost as long as the animal noises continue.
The cats, on the other hand, don’t care about noises they hear coming from the TV. Maybe they’re used to it by now, or maybe they realize that it is in fact coming from the weird flat thing their people are always staring at. Although, Tubby has exhibited a curious fascination with bears… He watched the documentary from my stomach/chest for a long time before moving to the floor, where he sat like this for quite some time. I’m glad I finally had the thought to take a picture of it! The cats also interested in the typical mouse-on-screen, moving screen savers, and other computer related things.
Random, I know. But I thought the differences pretty interesting – Sammie is definitely more interested in sounds, while Tubby and Frou are more interested in movement. Has anyone else noticed this behavior in their pets? Or does it change depending on the individual?