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Feline Friskiness
Is it normal?
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Linda Ellis
August 16, 2015 - 6:08 am
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So here it is on day 2 of learning to play the violin and apart from sounding like a scratched cat, when I play I have noticed that my female cat starts to meow and smooch around my legs and then my male cat Harry gets all ....ummm, well you know and then it's on for young and old. Is this normal?  It all finishes when I put down my violin.



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August 16, 2015 - 7:20 am
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BillyG says absolutely nothing !   LOL

But WELCOME to the forum, @Linda Ellis !   Enjoy your journey with the violin !

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Fort Lauderdale
August 16, 2015 - 1:48 pm
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Cat's are a lot like people.

Anyway, I hope they let you practice. LOL

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August 16, 2015 - 2:53 pm
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Welcome Linda!

my cat had a 'reaction' to my playing too, he'd come over and meow at me and lightly tap me on the shin.My mom's two did the same thing whenever she's play on her harmonica. It may have something to do with frequency and their hearing

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August 16, 2015 - 3:57 pm
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Mine just leaves the room :(

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August 25, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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I usually practice away from my animals (my 3 little dogs hate the violin) but played for my cat to see what he'd do, and he started getting curious and meowing to me whenever I played a note for him. I could tell he liked it.

When I was going to let him sniff the violin, though, he hissed at it, lol.

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August 25, 2015 - 3:08 pm
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One of my cats (Lenin) just runs off, and the other (Tiny Tina) just looks morose, and periodically winces...

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