All our dogs except Rosy seem to be able to watch television and understand what is going on. Their favourite programmes obviously are anything with animals in them, and they will sit enthralled for an hour or more if animals keep turning up.
Rosy hears things on the television and responds to the sounds but unlike the others she just doesn't put two and two together and sit and look at the picture.
We thought it was just real things they liked to watch but now we've realised they all recognise cartoons of every type. Their favourite film over Christmas was '101 Dalmatians', I really didn't think the flat drawing style of the old Disney cartoons would have caught their attention the way modern more lifelike cartoons do, but they seemed to get really excited by what they saw.
Of course after some serious viewing they all tend to nod off and spend the rest of the evening like they spend most evenings, cuddled up on the sofa with me.
This is Suky watching Kirstie Allsop who was wearing a big furry hat in one of her Christmas programmes .... Suky was convinced it was an animal and stared intently at the screen every time she appeared with on her head. :-)
It's not a bad life is it, snuggling up in front of the television and the log burner on the cold Winters nights we've been having.
What a Dog's Life!!