Late one Saturday night, a cat in Lugo, Spain, decided to have a house party, blasting music on a stereo system. As a result, he woke up an entire apartment building in the early hours of July 25, causing neighbors to call the police.
On this weekend, the police had to respond to multiple late-night house parties in the Ronda das Fontiñas complex. However, this time, nobody was at home except the cat. The cat’s human was out of town at the time.
After contacting the man, they learned the cat sometimes used its paw to turn on the stereo and play music. Sometimes, it would also play with the volume dial. Generally, though, the cat played the stereo at a low volume and didn’t disturb the neighbors. However, he put the speakers on full blast this time, waking up the whole building.
“His cat has the habit of turning on the musical equipment with the paw and [moving] the volume wheel,” cops told 20 Minutos.
Immediately, the man had to travel back home to turn off the stereo system, reported El Progresso de Lugo.
🎵 Did the Cat Decide to Join the Party?🎵
Interestingly the night before the cat put the stereo on blast, neighbors in the Ronda das Fontiñas threw a party. Due to the loud music at 12:20 a.m., neighbors called the police. When officers arrived, they could hear the music from the street.
Then, they asked the property owner to turn off the music. Subsequently, officers still filed a complaint for violating the environmental protection ordinance.
Again, at 4:55 am on Sunday, the police responded to another noise complaint in a nearby home. Once more, the residents turned off the sound and the police cited the residents, reports Newsweek.
As you can see, this seems to have been the weekend for loud parties in the area. Perhaps, the cat decided it was time to join in the fun?
🎶 Do Cats Like Music? 🎶
If the cat in Spain decides to play the stereo, does that mean it’s enjoying the music? Maybe, but generally speaking, cats aren’t fond of human music.
However, scientists have designed compositions for cats, arranging sounds to fit how they communicate. University of Wisconsin psychologists and study authors Megan Savage and Charles Snowdon described the pieces they composed for cats:
“We have developed a theoretical framework that hypothesizes that in order for music to be effective with other species, it must be in the frequency range and with similar tempos to those used in natural communication by each species,” they wrote.
One of the musical pieces is called Cozmo’s Air:
In a Cole and Marmalade video, we played the music created for cats. As you can see, they did seem to be soothed a bit by the compositions.