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 😊
Since I am such a fan of all kinds of music, I love humming or putting on some relaxing tunes if Patch is nervous. I also pet him calmly and whisper “Hush” since he is my little old man made of fluff. Patches is the BEST CAT I could have adopted – he brings me so much joy and tranquility with his demeanor. So I have to make sure to keep a calm composure in his presence, and music seems to do the trick.