Animal Planet Broadcasts Subliminally To Cats

Behold! Pepper doesn’t do this when HGTV is on the tube. But a show on Animal Planet about badgers and he’s undeniably all over it, sitting intently and unwavering in his attention before the box for several minutes, as shown on the left. And then during the commercial break he had to get up close and find out (at right) more about Best Western hotels — and he’s totally a Holiday Inn kinda cat.

pep1.jpg pep2.jpg

I’m telling you, the folks at Animal Planet are sending out some sort of subliminal tractor channel beam — catnip scented maybe — that draws felines to it like nobody’s business! Brilliant!

Published by


Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."