My Dog Likes TV

Penny enjoys watching TV. No really, she actually watches it. When the previous owner told me this I thought she was exaggerating and just meant she likes to hear the sound of the TV. I was wrong. She will sit with me on the recliner or couch and watch TV, for several minutes, if something interests her. It is really weird. I’ve never seen a dog this interested in tv. Of course, she’s not interested in most things I watch, like baseball and network programming. She prefers shows with animals in them. I was watching an episode of Planet Earth and she watched for 10 or 15 minutes. Sometimes she’ll be walking by the TV and something will grab her attention and she’ll stop and stand in front of the TV for several minutes, watching the screen, until she gets bored and moves on.

The funniest moment was last night. One of my favorite so-bad-it’s-good movies, Congo, was on. I turned it on right at a scene where Amy the gorilla had a close up. She instantly became curious and watched the TV. She then started getting excited, like she wanted to play with the gorilla. She moved closer and closer to the TV and then even stood on her hind legs and put her face inches from the screen. The scene changed and she sat back down, but not before watching another 5 minutes of the movie. My dog is weird.

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  1. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    My Bostons will watch TV all the time. My Boxer likes to get inches from the screen and watch for a few, and then bark at certain people who come on. It gets pretty funny some times.

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