So I completely forgot I was going to do this once I got home, but I thought it would be fun to post a "cat playlist" - basically the songs that the cats seemed to calm down to while driving to the vet (it is a 30 minute drive). Since we go all the time, it is a fun recurring thing I can do. I usually will have my iPod or Zune for the drive (I don't use them on short drives). Through this you will also learn my odd taste in music - which I suppose could be a bad thing for me. You will see that the list is not too long this time - because I tried a lot of songs.
So, on Saturday, our reviewer was Kirzon. Kirzon is a 12 (almost 13) year old male who likes nip and naps. He is a quiet meower, and so it was hard to tell sometimes what his opinion was. But there was a bit of a pattern - loud beat, male voice.
He liked (aka, he calmed down and stopped meowing about the ride):
867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone
If You Want Blood - AC/DC
Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins
Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins (he knows his Chicago bands apparently)
He did not like (aka - he meowed and complained about the ride):
Cherry Lips - Garbage
Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson (this surprised me)
Sadeness Part 1 - Enigma
Roads - Portishead
and a bunch of others.
I was expecting the slow, calm, soothing songs to be the ones that he liked but it was the other kind - when I talked about it at the vet they mentioned it could be because it blocks the road noise (I have a Mini - they are bumpy and loud compared to Brad's truck, which is smoother and quieter).
I know we used to listen to The Matt Dahl Show when it was on the radio (I should download the podcasts) and he seemed to like those - they are conversational and they are male voices, which I think are more soothing because they are deeper.
Wednesday will be interesting - Barney hates the car more than any of the cats. So if I find something he likes I will be happy.
So do any of you have favorites when you go to the vet? Anything that helps to keep things calm in the car? If so, please let me know in the comments - I am very curious to know.