Do you leave the tv or radio on for your animals?

bob - bob
@beckyomg1 (6758)
United States
November 24, 2006 7:40am CST
Do you leave something on for your pets when your not there? I do,i dont know if this is weird or not but hey i do it.
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14 responses
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Yes I do. also make it look like someone is home even when we are not. also Have a light on a timer.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
24 Nov 06
i dont have a light timer, i just leave the light on and the tv. lol
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@blueman (16513)
• India
25 Nov 06
i know my friend too has a pet and when we watch TV they watch it soo interestingly as though they understand, so when we go out we keep it on for the pets.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
1 Dec 06
yeah it is strange how it keeps thier attention.
@ezzrssi (11192)
• Italy
24 Nov 06
no
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
1 Dec 06
ok thanks
@rracers89 (3246)
• United States
24 Nov 06
I don't but my mom leaves the radio on for her cat all day while shes working.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
25 Nov 06
i wonder if the cat dances to it.
@Jshean20 (14360)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
I usually don't because I have two cats and they are good company to each other. If I just had one pet, then yes I probably would:).
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
1 Dec 06
thanks for the response, yeah they probably do keep other company
@happygal68 (3276)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Yes, our dog, Bingo seems to like the tv to be on in the bedroom when we are gone. He stays calm and is not barking or whining if it is on when we return home. If we happen to forget and turn it off he will be whining at the top of the stairs when we walk in the door.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
1 Dec 06
it stops my dog from whining too. strange how that works. like i said it makes them feel like someone is there at least talking.
@ebsharer (5515)
• United States
1 Dec 06
When I had a dog I did but now that I have 2 cats I don't I figure they can keep eachother company. I will say that if I know I am going to be gone for a really long day I will leave a radio on. I aways leave a light on.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
1 Dec 06
thanks for the response. yeah its nice for them.
@merlin22 (1111)
• United States
1 Dec 06
i dont think its weird,i leave the tv on for all 9 of mine 10 counting cami the macaw. so my hats off to you for thinking of them.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
1 Dec 06
wow ten, yeah i think it is nice for them so they dont think that they alone, and they have the normal sounds that they have when we are home.
@brokentia (10394)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Noah n KC - Noah n KC
I never really thought about that! Maybe I should start leaving on the tv or radio for the dogs when I have to leave. I know they are really happy to see me when I get home and are all upset because I left them...they seem to think that they can go everywhere with me. I will try that next time I leave! Thanks!
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
1 Dec 06
yes you should try it. thanks.
• United States
25 Nov 06
We do sometimes, especially if we know we are going to be out past dark. We usually put it on a really mellow station for them. It is also good to keep any intruders from breaking in. It makes them think someone is home.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
1 Dec 06
yeah i think makes intruders think that there is someone there too.
@lizabeth (666)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Yes I do when I leave to go somewhere. I do it so my dogs won't feel alone. My mother-in-law puts her TV on the animal planet for her dog.
@lizabeth (666)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I didn't see the picture of your cat when I posted earlier but it looks just like one of mine. Very pretty. Here's a picture of mine.
@lizabeth (666)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Wilson - Wilson
I didn't load the picture the last time. Sorry. But here it is.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
1 Dec 06
yes the pitcure does look like mine. thats too funny.
• United States
1 Dec 06
I don't leave anything on when I go away but I might try it. During the day I sometimes play music for my kitty. She doesn't like the volume but I do catch her watching TV from time to time, so I stop when I see a station with bright red on it (it seems to be her favorite color!)
@Pigglies (9335)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I used to leave the radio on for my parakeet. Now I don't really leave anything on for the pets.
@Jshean20 (14360)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
I usually don't because I have two cats and they are good company to each other. If I just had one pet, then yes I probably would:).