Posted by Patrick J. McKenna on October 31, 2001 at 14:30:11:
In Reply to: harmonicas and cats posted by Jim on October 26, 2001 at 15:07:21:
: After many years, I bought a Hohner to get back into
: playing. However, my cat seems to react strangely to
: the frequencies generated by the harmonica. He paces
: around and meows and seems bothered by it. Has anyone else
: experienced this, and will he get used to it?
Of all the cats that I know, none of the ones who walk on all fours and have heard me play, expressed any interest in my musical pursuits.
However, we used to share our home with Coco, a female Boxer dog, who used enter my room while I was practicing my harmonica. Not content at being a mere spectator, she would howl in accompaniment when I played any of my harmonicas.
If the sounds of my harmonicas disturbed her, she could've ran into another room or cried to go outside. Coco never seemed interested in any of my other instruments.
Jake, my mother's dog used to wildly bark at me when I played the concertina (which is a push-button accordion instrument that is related to the harmonica).
IMHO, the subject of "harmonicas and dogs" would probably get a lot more response than "harmonicas and cats."
Wishing you success in your endeavors,
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