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10th December 2008, 02:55 AM
Maggie loves to watch TV. If there are other animals on, she jumps at the the TV and cant seem to understand why they cant play with her. I've never seen a dog focus on TV like that. It's so funny. Does anyone else's Cavalier do that?

Mom of Jato
10th December 2008, 03:05 AM
What a beautiful photo of Maggie. :snap: Yes, my two watch TV from time to time as well. And when the door bell rings on a TV show, they both go running to our door thinking we have comapany. :jump:

10th December 2008, 07:12 AM
Maggie is really beautiful!
Yes, Molly reacts to TV as well, she particularly reacts on animals, cartoons and certain politicians (unfortunately not the ones, we react on :D)

10th December 2008, 07:35 AM
Oh she's lovely!

I have a tri-color Maggie too and she barks away if Anderson Cooper is on TV. She's gotten mad at a few movies too.

I remember just after we brought our Maggie home, we were listening to a CD with very different audio channels. She sat in front of the speakers and cocked her head to the left, to the right, to the left, to the right. She's more worldly now, but it was like watching a referee at Wimbledon. :rolleyes:

10th December 2008, 09:09 AM
Stunnig pic og Maggie ! :luv:
Elja is not smart enough to watch tv....if theres animalsounds cocming from the tv,shell run around the house very exited and barking....:)
Kia shows a little interest in the tv but nothing like your Maggie :)

10th December 2008, 12:29 PM
Maggie is beautiful. Max will occasionally show an interest in the TV - it's a large screen and it startles him but he quite enjoys looking at the doggie in the fireplace glass (his own reflection). He's not vain at all lol!

10th December 2008, 01:40 PM
Amber adores the TV. She actually watches it and responds. Trouble is, she has very firm opinions on what should and should not be on telly. To date, she reacts to:
-animals (real, cuddly, robodog, and cartoons)
-random sci fi monsters
-people doing unpeople things
-people turning in animals (she really, really does not like Professor McGonagall in the first HP movie)
-weird moving blobby things generally...

My housemate loves nature progs and she complains she can't watch them any more because Amber goes daft. Holly and Alanna couldn't care less.

10th December 2008, 03:30 PM
She is lovely! Yes, mine both watch TV and Pixie used to as well. I had never before had a dog that reacted to TV. Bandit even looks at photographs!

Saturday a show on Leopards and Cheetahs was on animal planet and Bandit was really worked up! The camera angles where the big cats were stalking towards the camera and appeared to be looking into it scared him. He would back up startled and start barking like he was scared it was coming after him.
I think it is really cute the way they do. You can do a youtube search for "Winston Wolves" or maybe "winston cavalier wolves" and there is a cute video of a cav on there watching a wolf program. Quite funny...and familiar!

10th December 2008, 03:39 PM
She's beautiful. Dylan like animation, his favourite style is Anime :rolleyes:

10th December 2008, 05:35 PM
What a gorgeous picture. Perfectly focused just on Maggie. What kind of camera do you use?

10th December 2008, 08:18 PM
The camera is a Canon 40D. We just got it and I'm still trying to learn to use it. Here are a couple more of my favorite pictures of Maggie & Roxie. I just love these dogs. They're like my children. They are getting so used to having their picture taken that when they see me with the camera they just pose.

http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p332/mageli1/Mygirls.jpghttp://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p332/mageli1/IMG_1994.jpgThe http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p332/mageli1/IMG_2112.jpg

11th December 2008, 04:58 PM
Sparky loves to watch TV too - he'll sit in front of my face to get a better view!!!

11th December 2008, 10:51 PM
Nemo watchs a little TV too. He reacts dogs. Especially if there are cavaliers or labs on. but he doesn't really make noises. but dogs goes crazy when people rings door bell on tv..

Juniors Daddy
14th December 2008, 10:42 PM
thats a lovely picture ...what camera do you use i want some nice quality pictures of my lil kiddo junior please let me know

Maggie's Mom
13th January 2009, 11:41 AM
Our Maggie Mae is reacts to anything on the television that she feels is not right. People who look wrong, any animal, any monster, almost anything that does not look like it should. A recent commercial with people covered in Chocolate, swimming in a chocolate pool had her flying off the sofa. She does not even like when people wear hats!! She starts barking and jumping at the TV as soon as she sees something that upsets her! I never realized how many commercials contain animals or strange animation. She starts to bark as soon as she even hears the music for Petco commercials and others that she knows will have animals. We have spent hundreds of dollars on trainers to break this habit but they have not helped. She has to be crated at night because if the TV is on and she sees anthing that upsets her during the night she will go crazy and wake the whole house.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to break this annoying habit? It is funny how tough she acts with the television when in reality she is scared of other animals, even a Yorkie puppy can make her run.


17th January 2009, 03:01 PM
My Lady is exactly the same. My dad said he never saw a dog like her, she actually watches the tv and if you turn her away she doesn't like it!! She even knows the commercials and barks at the Pedigree ads in anticipation!! We cant watch nature programs either, she goes mad and it is very hard to calm her down.

Another peculiar thing is the other night I hung a cardigan on my bedroom door before I went to bed, a place where I would not normally hang clothes. Anyway Lady sleeps with me and she kept waking up looking at the cardigan and growling and barking at it. It was crazy. To begin with I thought there might be an intruder but then I noticed she just kept staring at the jacket. Must have been very sinister looking to her!!!

19th January 2009, 02:03 AM
Ruby & Evie watch the TV, they go running for the front door if a doorbell rings on the TV as well. Evie barks at the TV if she sees a dog she doesnt like....even if it hasnt made a sound lol where as Ruby stands infront of the TV stand on her back legs trying to reach the dogs or animals on the TV lol
they have me crying with laughter sometimes!:jump:

15th December 2010, 07:52 PM
Chamberlain LOVES to watch Animal Plant and Oprah! :-D

15th December 2010, 07:56 PM
Riley also focuses on the T.V....particularly animals, cartoons, and sudden noises (horns, doorbells, guns, etc).

15th December 2010, 09:37 PM
Oh my gosh!! I thought Coco was the only one that watched tv! She does with such focus sometimes it is so human like. She has barked at things on the tv a few times also which I find hilarious!

The Boss
16th December 2010, 01:28 AM
Fudge loves/hates Meerkats i'm not too sure which yet...the compare the meerkat ads in the uk send her buck wild....:rotfl:

16th December 2010, 08:33 AM
Your dogs sound like a bunch of nutters :rotfl::rotfl:My German Shepherd occasionally watches TV for a minute or two but nothing like this lot. The two Cavs like to block my view of the telly by standing with their heads in front of mine - much prettier picture anyway.

17th December 2010, 04:01 PM
The other day my GF and I were having a chat while watching TV so we paused the Tivo and there was a polar bear on the screen growling or making a scary face.

My butters woke up from a nap and started barking at the TV even after we changed the channel. We think he either got scared or was trying to protect us. It was funny!

18th December 2010, 10:13 PM
bellatrix loves comedies, frasier and everybody loves raymond, i think its all the shouting she likes! x

19th December 2010, 03:12 AM
Those black and white photos are stunning!

20th December 2010, 03:49 PM
Lewis watches animal programmes obviously but he also watches football and cricket. Sounds a stupid thing to say but he really does! :D

20th December 2010, 06:09 PM
Sasha, our Great Pyrenees barks at the UPS trucks (she can hear them from miles away) and if anyone rings the doorbell and sometimes she can sense them walking up to the door. Luckily Chamberlain hasn't caught on to what his big sister is doing. I love that she is protective but everyone cowers in the doorway when they hear her bark!

Linda en Co
20th December 2010, 09:05 PM
Nice picture of your lovely Maggie. My Spike and Kwispel also watch TV from time to time.