Patches can become anxious based on wanting food, loud noises, being shocked, among other things – but what I realized after driving with him to various apartments (long or small journeys) is that he enjoys calming tunes. If he was meowing constantly while in his crate, I would turn on the radio or my own music at low volume..he would become silent. I also know Nathan would sometimes sing to him in a soothing fashion while petting him.
It interests me that Patch would react to music! I wasn’t sure if animals could really understand the frequencies of this kind of sound. However, when I am listening to rockier songs with more “going on”, it really sets him on edge (unless he is sound asleep). When I played Reggie Watts, his mood went back and forth based on the complexity behind the comedic tunes. Corinne Bailey Rae, and Florence and the Machine are right up Pappy’s alley for keeping him calm 😊