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Cats & Violins

September 27th, 2005, 06:10 PM
I'm learning the violin and so the noise I make isn't quite "music" yet. I'm mostly just learning the notes and playing them slowly and correctly.

My two cats start acting weird when I play. One paces in and out of the room crying/singing/meowing... I'm not sure what. The other gets all clingy and tries to sit on my lap.

Am I hurting their ears or something? Granted some of the noise may not be pleasant but is there some reason they're acting so strange? Should I shut them away if I am hurting them? :confused:

September 27th, 2005, 06:13 PM
When I first started playing the violin, my dog at the time (dalmation) would howl endlessly at me. I don't think it's an overly-pleasent sound for them

September 27th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Another thing I notice is that both of them will try and climb into my case and huddle in there.. at the same time.

I also have to constantly push the little one off of me coz all of a sudden he's super sucky and won't leave me alone.

Crazy cats. Just hope I'm not hurting them.

September 27th, 2005, 06:53 PM
How adorable! You've got musical cats. And critics, too, apparently. :crazy:

September 27th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Maybe you sound like a cat in trouble... :eek:

September 28th, 2005, 11:26 AM
Hmm... I never thought of that. Injured/troubled cat. Anything I can do to reassure them all's OK?

September 28th, 2005, 02:02 PM
I wouldn't worry too much. It's a new, (and no offense) pretty harsh sound. They should get used to it with time (and practice ;) )