If you think your cat wants to listen to that old-time rock and roll, think again. Apparently, cats prefer a different set of frequencies, and David Teie is ready to capitalize on the burgeoning cat music market. Cat music features sounds similar to those of chirping birds, kittens suckling, and gentle purring. The songs are designed to induce your cat into a state of relaxation. As if the average house cat has much trouble relaxing.
Teie, a classical musician, is currently raising funds on kickstarter.com to record “an album featuring the first-ever music scientifically proven to enrich cats’ lives.” Your cat will likely be demanding the CD for Christmas. Lest you think this isn’t serious business, note that Americans spent nearly $74 billion on their pets last year and the pet market continues to expand. Who can blame Teie for wanting a piece of it?