Thursday, 9 July 2020

CAT'S MEOW


I read somewhere ages ago that cat's only meow at humans and it stuck in my mind.
Therefore when the question came up on 'The Chase' I got it correct.
Tom at home and Bradley on the Chase were not aware of this and I'm sure not many people are.



The cat's meow is her way of communicating with people. ... Meowing is an interesting vocalization in that adult cats don't actually meow at each other, just at people. Kittens meow to let their mother know they're cold or hungry, but once they get a bit older, cats no longer meow to other cats.

Willow one of our cats follows me around all day meowing, it would be touching if it was't so irritating as I don't know what she's trying to say.
Any suggestions?


24 comments:

  1. Lol she’s female - we ‘girls’ love a chat!

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  2. Both my cats are silent, what does that say about us.

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  3. Strange isn't it? I guess they've found it's the way to get human attention, even if that attention is irritated!

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  4. That is very interesting. I did not know that.

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    1. Thank you for you for calling into my blog. You didn't mention it so I am not sure if you would like to enter the Fresh start giveaway. :-) A x

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  6. We used to have a beautiful long haired tortoiseshell cat called Sally, she was very vocal and used to miaow at me a lot. I always said she was talking to me but as I didn't speak her language I couldn't understand her or answer her back lol.

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  7. She's saying "I love you mummy"? Or "Feed me again!" xx

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  8. I didnt know that. Neither of my cats meow, they might give the occasional squeak but that's all. My husband said they don't meow because they have no need too, because they only have to look at me and I ask if they want food lol

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  9. Willow is probably not saying anything. She's singing, "I like fish! I like fish! Fish in a dish! I like fish!" only it comes out as "Meow!"

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  10. I didnt know that. I wonder why that is.

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  11. Yes. Our cat just come in soaking wet. She has a rub down with her towel (she seems to like it) and says meow when finished. Also meows a lot at feeding time and when she wants to be let out or played with. She knows how to condition people.

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  12. Wow I can add this to things that I did not know that I learned on a Blog! It makes sense now that I've read it but I really had never heard that before. If I think of what your cats trying to tell you I'll give you a I typed out

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  13. Bertie my 10 month old pup cry's to get his own way. He sounds like Sue from Sooty and Sweep. Drives me bonkers at times.

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  14. Maybe she just wants to you to sit with her and have a chat for a couple of minutes. Giving you her undivided attention. I have a Tortie and she does that. Once I sit a while with and maybe brush her and talk to her she's ok.

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  15. I didn't know that, you learn something new everyday day.

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  16. You learn something new every day, I never knew that.

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  17. The cat across the road from me is the miaowiest cat on this planet. It's quite clearly trying to tell everyone something. It's quite sweet really

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  18. Interesting! I've never heard that specifically, about meowing, but I have heard that our relationship to our cats basically infantilizes them. Maybe that's partly based on the meowing thing.

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  19. My cat has got much more vocal with age. Try meowing back and see what your cat does! I read somewhere once that when a cat narrows their eyes at you they are saying I love you! :)

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  20. I have read that, and also that older cats may meow a lot or louder than they used to, if they are getting deaf.

    The two female cats we now have need their lap time every day or they become persistent meowers. It's a fine balance between spending all my time catering to them and having some time for myself. lol

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  21. Yes, meowing is just for US! All I can think of is she wants food or attention.

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