I like to play music loudly. I have two big speakers in my living room from which I blast stuff so it can be heard anywhere in (and a little out of) the house.
My cat likes to rest on the living room rug. But when I blast the music, he doesn’t even flinch. And it’s not simple melodious music that I’m playing, it’s stuff like Bartok and Shostakovich. But the cat just goes on lying there.
Cats are supposed to have sensitive ears. I don’t think the cat is enjoying the music. One could make a case for a cat responding to a simple melody, but not to a dissonant symphony.
How does my cat ignore the music so well that he seems oblivious? How can I learn to do this when cars stop at the light on my corner blasting salsa?
I don’t know who first said “everyone’s a critic,” but I think it’s a really stupid saying.