Thursday, 2 June 2016

Glued to the Box


I was catching up with some recorded viewing on the television last night, a lovely programme called Addicted to Sheep.  

Suky and Mavis both love to watch television and can see what is going on with no problem, Rosy can't 'see' the picture but does react to the sounds as they happen and gets a bit agitated when the other two are reacting to things that she simply can't see. It's not an eyesight thing it's simply an inability to comprehend the flat image which most animals have.  

But of them all it's Mavis that has the real affinity with sheep, having lived with a family that were sheep farmers for the first couple of years of her life, so whenever they come on the television she watches even more intently than usual.


After realising that the programme was going to go on and on, she came and joined me on the sofa.


And stayed there .....


... for the full hour of the programme, apart from when she briefly jumped off to get a closer look at some lambs, before rejoining me back on the sofa until the programme ended.

She even looked at me when it was over as if to say 'that was good Mum'.

Sue xx

24 comments:

  1. How sweet. Dillon likes programmes with dogs in x

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  2. Awww , Thats so sweet what a clever dog lol xxx

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  3. Mavis is a clever girl...My cat loves anything with bouncing balls in it and will rotate his head back and forth should any tennis come into view...

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  4. So funny. Polly cat only enjoys snooker,although she spends most of the time round the back of the TV trying to find out where the balls have gone!

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  5. She watches so intently, too!

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  6. Cute! Our dog will only watch if other dogs are on tv. She watched marley and me. But not interested in boring humans.

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  7. Cute! Our dog will only watch if other dogs are on tv. She watched marley and me. But not interested in boring humans.

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  8. How lovely that she watched the whole programme - she obviously knows exactly what is going on. I used to have a pug who was like that but Tess takes absolutely no notice of the television.

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  9. Our dog loved TV too, pets are such great entertainment.

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  10. Mavis is so sweet, bless her - aren't animals amazing!! My cat will watch snooker and football (but she doesn't stay still watching for very long - she gets frustrated at not getting the ball). Kind regards, Louise S, Cheshire.

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  11. This post has made my day! Mavis is a total star x

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  12. Oh Mavis ! You are a funny little doggy.
    Our Blackie reacts to other dogs on tv. Millie, reacts to nothing at all.

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  13. That story really cheered me up. Thanks.

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  14. What a lovely post today.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  15. I am so glad that you rescued Mavis -twice.! She looks marvellous now and you must be so pleased to see her happy and well. I laughed at the tv story, I watched it too and it was good. Well done for going that extra mile with Mavis; you are a very special person. Love Andie xxx

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  16. Awww sweet. She seems happy with her sheep show.

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  17. What a lovely post Sue. It reminded me that our childhood dog, a corgi, couldn't see anything on the screen, but one night he suddenly SAW the tea-towel picture of the Royal Corgis drying over the stepstool/seat (you know - one of those fold down affairs) and positively LAUNCHED himself at it, nearly loosing his teeth as he hit the metal structure! We were shocked and amused in equal measure, and he didn't know what'd bitten him! He never again seemed to see anything, even when we tried to draw his attention to it.

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  18. This is so cute. I love dogs and Mavis is really lovely :)

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  19. Mavis is adorable!
    My friend's dog watches TV with her too and even tries to get in the TV, so it must be the real thing for her!

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  20. Awwe is Mavis available for adoption? Only joking, we have a cat who also watches tv and even 'growls' at some dogs in certain programes. Animals are so funny

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