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Re: Reality check

Okay, I'll bite (or scratch?) - 

My French horn teacher in high school had several large dogs. One of
them, a St. Bernard, liked to sit with his head under her chair as she
played. He would lie there blissfully as she played scales or etudes -
but as soon as she started working on arpeggios he would start to whine.
If she didn't stop, he'd heave a big sigh, haul himself out from under
the chair, lope to the studio door, and start scratching to get out. 

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Sarah Hargus Ferguson, Ph.D., CCC-A
Assistant Professor
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders
University of Kansas
Dole Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 3001
Lawrence, KS  66045
office: (785)864-1116
Speech Acoustics and Perception Lab: (785)864-0610

> -----Original Message-----
> From: AUDITORY Research in Auditory Perception
> [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pierre Divenyi
> Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 2:11 PM
> To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Reality check
> Music appreciation by r/cats?
> OK -- my hat in the ring. When he was of an age between kitten and
> adolescent, one of my cats (Boulez, a Maine coon of 17 lbs) used to
> naps between the strings and the lid of my piano (which did impede my
> playing) and got used to sit on the piano when I was playing. However,
> failed to tell me 'til this day which composer he liked most, so I am
> still
> uncertain as to whether it was the sounds or the vibration that drove
> to spending time around the piano. I guess I never really took his
> behavior
> seriously enough to run a single-cat experiment and I am ashamed to
> that I have never lost sleep over it.
> Pierre