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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Cats watching television

I think I saw a thread on this but can't find it now.

I just noticed Toby watching TV for the last 20 minutes. Nothing special, just a sitcom. He was watching my 50" from about 3 feet away.

Now he just jumped up on the tv stand so he's staring at it from 6 inches away - literally! I know it's just the movement that's mesmerizing to him. Should I just enjoy this quiet time or discourage this?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 12:09 AM
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Discourage it if you don't want to be constantly wiping off paw and nose prints off the screen

My TV is rarely on, and when it is, the cats don't pay much attention to it. For that matter, neither do I! I'll put on NCIS while working, but most of it is reruns, so I really use it more for background noise, than to watch
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My cats only watch it when there are gazelles running in the savannah...Lion Complex much? lol
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I noticed my kitten watching TV earlier today. First a daytime talk show (my guilty pleasure) and then he watched House with me. He looked so enthralled! It was precious.


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I was more amazed at how long he watched. I had never seen him so interested in one thing for so long, and it was a very concentrated look.
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My girls get Cox Cable.



I get catbutt t.v.








They like scary movies......



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I catch Harli watching tv when there are birds on a nature show. Once she watched a show on cheetahs taking down their prey with interest.

I think I posted this last winter but...
They sometimes like CatDVD (but they prefer to watch the real thing out the window)




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Graybee and Nicky watching a Cat bird video.


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Haha. I love the pics! Yeah, if you care about paw or nose prints or a chance they'll flip over the thin plasma/lcd screen then discourage. Otherwise, there's no harm.
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There is a cat dvd that will continue to run for your cats.
Max time mine will spend watching it is 20 minutes. Mz Tess
got up and scratched my flat screen and was a bit mift
when I found it. But now that she is gone I look at it and
choked up. Who ever said cats were boring!
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