New Age Dog My dog seems to have adopted a new fondness for "new age" music. We happened to notice it shortly after we had our Direct TV installed. Trixie really enjoys having some calm and soothing background noise going while she is working which when we noticed that Nico seemed to be enjoying the ambient tunes just as much. We started noticing her curled up next to speakers in the living room or in front of the TV in the bedroom whenever we were tuned into the new age XM station. She seems to be really fond of Audio Visions, a station featuring many songs with harps, flutes, chimes, classical guitars, didgeridoos, rainsticks, sitars, and various animal noises (especially chirping birds).
I'm not sure how this happened. Nico was raised on classic rock, motown, folk, bluegrass, blues, raggae, and heavy doses of psychedelic 60's rock. Maybe she is just getting old or maybe she has finally found a genre that soothes her savage soul. Whatever it is she seems to anticipate and even expect it as part of her daily routine these days. Trixie or I will put it on in the morning and she will curl up wherever it is being played and simly bliss out on it.