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post #1 of 13
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Hey everybody,
I'm a college student doing a research project on the effects of music and cats. Yes, you read that correctly. If you're interested and have the time please take a minute or two to fill out this survey:
http://fs18.formsite.com/akrahn/form...678/index.html

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks to everyone who has taken the survey already, your time is greatly appreciated. However I'm still looking for more people, the larger the sample the better (the ultimate goal is at least 40 responses). Also, if you have any feedback or suggestions concerning the survey feel free to post them here.
Thanks again!
post #3 of 13
..........I done...
post #4 of 13
My cats have either ignored or hid (Wagner does that to a lot of people) when music is being played.

I did have one (about 25 years ago) who would lay on the orgain speaker and let her head roll backwards over the music stand when I played the hymn "The Church's One Foundation" .
post #5 of 13
I did the survey!

I taught Larry to come for his supper when I sing Irving Berlin's "Suppertime". I changed the lyrics. He now comes from wherever he is when he hears it. In fact, I was talking on the phone to my mom, and telling her about it, and I was singing the new lyrics to it and he came wandering out, thinking it was his "suppertime".
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I just realized some surveys were starting to get sent back due to an accidental overflow. The issue has been resolved. If you took the survey and this happened to you, now you can take it AND submit the results.

That's a cool story about Larry btw, great example of conditioning
post #7 of 13
Done!

I've been leaving the Classical digital music channel on at night for Harley, since she had a habit of yowling when I went to bed at night because she was lonely. We're a rock n' roll sort of house, but I figured Classical would be relaxing for her. Her yowling has pretty much stopped since I've been leaving music on for her. I definitely think that there's power in music!
post #8 of 13
Ours are sufficiently laid back that it wouldn't occur to me to be deliberate about playing music for them. Maybe that has to do with the fact that there's usually classical music playing in the house --
post #9 of 13
I always leave the radio on for Angel when I'm not here, on NPR. They play a lot of classical and old stuff and she really seems to like smooth music
post #10 of 13
I completed the survey. I leave the radio on for Sunny when I leave as he is quite attached to me and DBF. He listens to anything and doesn't care what it is. Last night we were listening to hard rock and he was still curled up sleeping next to me.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by nanner View Post
I did the survey!

I taught Larry to come for his supper when I sing Irving Berlin's "Suppertime". I changed the lyrics. He now comes from wherever he is when he hears it. In fact, I was talking on the phone to my mom, and telling her about it, and I was singing the new lyrics to it and he came wandering out, thinking it was his "suppertime".

"Suppertime?" You're talking about "Summertime," from "Porgy & Bess," right? That's BRILLIANT! (Though it's actually by Gershwin, I think.) I'm going to be singing that to our kitties every time I feed them now...
post #12 of 13
All of my cats freak out to any music by Pink Floyd. I had a cat attack me once when I pulled out an accordian and started to play it.

Feral cats can be calmed down by harp music.

I took the survey and my feedback is that it assumes you only have 1 cat. I did fill it out twice with 2 of my cats in mind, but it was hard to differentiate answers based on experiences with multiple cats in your household. The effects of music on each different cat is very different, and I might try things on some that I wouldn't try on all.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
"Suppertime?" You're talking about "Summertime," from "Porgy & Bess," right? That's BRILLIANT! (Though it's actually by Gershwin, I think.) I'm going to be singing that to our kitties every time I feed them now...
Nope. "Suppertime" by Irving Berlin. Written in 1933.

It's a sort of bluesy song.

http://www.mp3lyrics.org/i/irving-berlin/suppertime/
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