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#270 | Calm that feline
Today's Thing is specifically for the cat people in my life. Or your life. Or your friend's life.
Anyone who lives with a cat will know your little furry gremlin will
sometimes often yowl into the void for no real reason.
Do they want food? Nope.
Do they want cuddles? Only briefly.
But then the yowling starts up again.
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Maybe to them, they're just going about their day singing the song of their people. But for you, it might be an inconvenient time - an important project, a meeting, or perhaps a splitting headache. Either way, it's shredding your sanity, and you just need it to STOP.
This is where David Teie comes in. Teie's scientific research on music appreciation posits that every species has a biological response to sounds based on brain development and vocalisation. And so, he's created entire albums of music... for cats. Instead of using sounds like pulses, which humans are innately accustomed to, he uses elements like the sounds of suckling for milk, or that of a cat's continuous purr, to compose pieces that soothe and comfort cats. You can read the science behind it here.
Folks, I can say this with absolute certainty - it works. I played it for my cat, who's prone to fits of Emotion, and she was fast asleep in five minutes flat. I sent it to all my friends, who had similar results and were pretty stunned by them. These reviews from the Music For Cats website pretty much sum it up.
You can buy the albums off the Music for Cats website or listen on Spotify
The album, which is EXTREMELY calm and soothing, also put me to sleep along with my cat. Does this mean I am a cat? Only time will tell.