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Silly Question About Flutes and Cats

Post by Kathrynbeth67214 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:09 am

Hi there...

I just have a quick question... I just started to play the flute again but my cats absolutely loathe the idea. I can’t leave them outside of my bedroom when I practice because they reach underneath the door, claw the doorframe, and MEOW... LOUDLY!!! However, when I let them in to the bedroom, they jump up onto the bed or shelves and bat at my flute, one of them has nipped my upper lip (that practice session was cut short), and they have discovered that I have to stop playing when they knock over the stand. My oldest kitty gave me the most pained expression and a very disapproval merrrrrrrrow when I was practicing higher notes (he’s the one that nipped my lip...)

Is there any way that I can make my practice sessions more enjoyable for them? They no longer have expressions of abject horror like they did when I first started...

Thank you for any advice and insight...

Kat

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Re: Silly Question About Flutes and Cats

Post by pied_piper » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:21 pm

I don't know. Do they sell ear plugs for cats? :lol:

Seriously though, play recorded flute music in the house when you are not practicing. Perhaps that will get them more accustomed to it if they hear it more frequently and don't necessarily associate the flute sounds only with you.
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Re: Silly Question About Flutes and Cats

Post by Kathrynbeth67214 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:50 am

That’s a great idea!!! Thank you for the suggestion!!! The kittens don’t seem to be as disturbed as when I first started, but my two old boys, Ronald and Fred (they were born when Harry Potter was being released in theaters...), seem to be the most disturbed. I’ll have to try the flute music...
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. Albert Schweitzer

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