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Animals and wind?
« on: April 29, 2011, 08:10:27 pm »
Do yours go loopy when it's breezy? Anyone know why?

Sorry that it's not about farting cats.

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Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 08:13:17 pm »
awh!
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Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 08:16:33 pm »
My cat doesn't but I've known dogs who do.  Humans do as well - a class of kids will be noticeably more difficult to manage on a windy day than when it's calm. 

Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 08:30:32 pm »
Mine are always loopy, so I can't say I've noticed any difference!

Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 09:14:16 pm »
Cats and rabbit here.

"Why is Boo charging around the garden and running up the silver birch, Mummy?"

"Oh, she's just got the wind up her bottom."
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Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011, 10:21:10 pm »
My dogs are definitely more lively and prone to getting annoyed in the wind.
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Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 10:36:03 pm »
Bum. Wind up.

Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 08:19:20 am »


Cats and chickens

Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011, 01:54:28 pm »
Our cat goes silly when its windy. Hurtles around the garden in a tiggery fashion.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011, 02:23:55 pm »
Bum. Wind up.

That is certainly the case with horses and ponies
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Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 12:26:35 pm »
Bum. Wind up.

That is certainly the case with horses and ponies

It is exactly the case with dogs, where the draft on the nipsy irritates them.

Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011, 11:08:44 am »
And children. Ask any teacher who has done playground duty :)
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Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2011, 06:03:53 pm »
And children. Ask any teacher who has done playground duty :)

I'm guessing it's not for the reason TT gave above your post. Any ideas?

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Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2011, 01:43:12 pm »
I tried very hard not to rise to that one

Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2011, 07:15:29 pm »
I have been a teacher, and yes - it does spook the kids. Someone did a study a year or so back - it concluded something that every experienced teacher knew already!

I also used to work with bulls - they get more difficult when it's windy in a noticeable way. Friends with horses tell me the same.

I wonder if it might be to do with a primeval self-preservation thing, and it being hard to process what we hear in terms of picking up clues about danger? Just a thought.

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Re: Animals and wind?
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2011, 09:53:40 pm »
I wonder if it might be to do with a primeval self-preservation thing, and it being hard to process what we hear in terms of picking up clues about danger? Just a thought.

Sounds very plausible. That must be why fast cyclists are such a weird lot.
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