Monday, July 03, 2006

Animals and Music

Sometimes when I'm playing the piano, my cat Snowy hops up right onto the top. I don't know if this is a possesive thing or what, but I assume he wants to get closer to the music.

I've always wondered how animals "feel" or experience music but my hunch is they enjoy it as much as we do.

What about you? Do you have any animal stories unique or plain you'd like share? Please add your comments.


  1. I have a cat who loves Chopin. He never pays much attention either way when I'm practicing, but whenever I start playing Chopin (particularly the nocturnes), he jumps right up on the bench with me, or onto the top of the piano. He sits there until I finish playing Chopin, then he leaves.

    Whenever I have to take him in the car--a stressful experience for him, as for most cats!--I take along a Chopin CD, to calm him.

  2. That's amazing! The nocturnes are soothing. This may have something to do with it. Or your cat is interested in the romantic period. Great story! :)