Are your animals TV critics?

Bleu, a French bulldog owned by Maria Catania, Bleu, a French bulldog owned by Maria Catania, watches DogTV, an 8-hour block of on-demand, daily cable TV programming. (April 7, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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Marc Morrone Newsday columnist Marc Morrone

Marc Morrone was born in 1960 in the Bronx and, when he was 2, his family moved to

I have a whole stack of letters with photos of my viewers' dogs, cats and even birds sitting in front of the TV and watching pet shows. The movement seems to fascinate them.

Yet none of my own pets have ever even noticed the TV when it is on, even when I am appearing on TV and my voice is coming from it. My brother's springer spaniel, though, used to watch TV so intently that when the show changed or went to a commercial, he would get up and look behind the set as if to see where the characters had vanished to.

I am curious what your pets do when the TV is on, and I welcome your comments and stories. Please email me.

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