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tigtog (aka Viv) is the founder of this blog. She lives in Sydney, Australia: husband, 2 kids, cat, house, garden, just enough wine-racks and (sigh) far too few bookshelves.

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20 responses to “Whimsy: Musical Pets edition”

  1. Mindy

    This is why we don’t have a dog (currently).

    I said to MyNigel “this is the sort of dog we would have” i.e. one that would do this, regardless of actual breed or lack thereof.

    He replied “it doesn’t matter what we do, that’s the sort of dog we’d have”. At least we can admit it to ourselves. I suspect that soonish it won’t stop us though.

  2. Beppie

    Also relevant: Game of Thrones theme as sung by a cat:

    [Description: The meows of a siamese cat edited and harmonised so as to mimic the opening theme of Game of Thrones]

  3. mimbles

    No pets in this one, but there are puppets. And Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion.

  4. Mindy

    Oh Mim that clip should come with a warning – do not drink or eat anything while watching this that you do not want to be cleaning out of your keyboard and/or device.

  5. Mindy

    From our Prime Minister. h/t to Felix (@catcasco) on Twitter

  6. Mindy

    There is something a little bit compelling about this. Not sure what though. Blame @Nicholosophy for that one.

  7. TimT

    TigTog, you remind me of the lovely Nora, the Piano Playingg Cat.

  8. TimT

    D’oh! Sorry about the mispelling!

  9. Mindy
  10. Pen

    You are absolutely right Mindy. That is all the squee, all the squee in the world.

  11. Helen

    Maggie is very sensitive to sound, sometimes with hilarious results (been meaning to blog this for a while). Occasionally, I’ll have band practice at my place with the full drum kit. Far from fleeing and covering her head with her paws, she will snuggle up as close to the high hat as possible and listen intently. She really seems to be enjoying it and the decibel level doesn’t seem to bother her at all. If I practice alone the same thing happens.

  12. TimT

    Helen, one of our two cats, Beatrice, has proven to be very sensitive to high-pitched sounds. We discovered this once when the Baron whistled and she immediately came. She also responds to singing, usually high-pitched (though once I managed to lure her, without meaning to, while laying on the couch and singing a hymn). High-pitched sounds from humans seem to be a kind of meowing for her, and a plea for a snuggle.

  13. TimT

    Also this – when one of our chooks got broody last year we gave her a fertile egg to sit on. Turned out to be a young rooster who we named Henry.

    In his noisy teenage-hood, while we were looking for someone to adopt him (the Baron, being vegetarian, ruled out, er… other options), we often kept him in the house while he learned crowing.

    At one point he found a particularly effective nook in the house for raucous crowing: underneath the piano, and just next to the harp. The sound board of both threw his voice right across the room…

    (He’s living happily now in a farm near Seymour)….

  14. tigtog

    Cute Bunny Jumping Competition

  15. mimbles

    My husband is now sitting beside me threatening to build a bunny showjumping course in our backyard.

  16. tigtog

    Am I allowed to encourage A in that goal? I think it would be awesome around the new landscaping!

  17. Mindy

    @Mim, party and a floor show sounds great ;)

  18. mimbles

    *hides comment thread from Adam*

  19. TimT
  20. tigtog

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