My dentist now has video monitors in each examination room showing HGTV. Nothing gets my mind off that stainless steel pick scraping away at my gum line faster than watching the better-looking Property Brother laying tile in an “open concept” kitchen. Kindly Dr Newman chose well when he decided on HGTV rather than Food Network (will probably cause excess saliva flow) or Service Electric TV-2 (Polka excerpts from Musik (with a k) Fest might rouse patients from anesthesia.
There is a cable TV channel for everyone including dogs. DOGTV features video of canines romping amidst different landscapes. The video day begins with packs of dogs vigorously playing with each other and with Frisbee tricks. It winds down with soft tones like children’s voices, ocean sounds, and people saying “Good Boy”. This could lead to gender confusion among female dogs, but what do you expect from a $10 per month cable TV channel?
The intent is to counter “separation anxiety” when the dog is left “home alone” while its owner leaves for work. This is a problem since many folks who bought a pet to keep them company while shut in during the early pandemic are now returning to the office. Interestingly, DOGTV was begun by a cat owner. “Build a better mousetrap (or a dog-related TV channel) and the world will beat a path to your door” works even if you don’t have a dog in the first place.
By Ed Dufton