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Today's KatKwiz was about Hisses, growls and screams, chirps and chatters (in addition to purrs and meows).How many of these vocal sounds does your cat(s) make? Which of these is your favorite? Do you ever speak English to your cat(s)? Has your cat ever made a vocal sound that you swear was an English word? What other types of communication exists between you and your cat(s)?
Oh, I've missed the last few KatKwery's (sure a family reunion is worth that??
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Evie is quite the little talker, and I just ADORE that! Let's see... She certainly does the purrs and meows. At the moment, her purring is 10 times louder and non stop, because she is happy I'm back!
Her meows come out more like "mow" and "rouw", but maybe that's the normal "meow" sound. She's my only kitty so I'm not sure how she compares!
She definitely hisses when she feels it's necessary, but that's only when she's really scared, like when we introduced her to our dogs (we did follow procedure and did it correctly, but she still hissed at times!), and when she snuck in our foster room, she hissed at the kittens.
She growls, too. Every day when the mail man comes and drops the mail through the door, she growls at him then tears up the stairs to go hide under the bed! I probably shouldn't, but I laugh at her. She's so silly! You'd think a year later she'd be used to it.
She also growls at us when we come home!
She can see us come to the glass back door, but since she can't smell us, she doesn't know who we are, so if we catch her by surprise, she'll growl. I laugh at her for that, too!
Oh, and can't forget her play growl! When she goes to "crazy kitty" mode, she growls ferociously. That one I definitely laugh at, 'cause she's so cute! She growls and tears around the house and pounces all these invisible things...
She does chirp and chatter, too. I love my talkative kitty! She likes to chirp at birds outside and bugs inside... Oh, and the hair ties! She's getting back in to them now, and talks to them as I do my hair.
And any toy she's about to play with or playing with, she chirps and chatters to it, unless she's being ferocious, then she has this quiet little rumbly growl...
Hmm... I don't think I can pick a favorite! I love all her noises.
If I had to, though, it'd probaby be her purr, because that means she is a happy girl.
Or, if you meant favorites besides the purrs and meows, it'd have to be her chirp, because it's so cute AND it means she's happy.
Oh yes, I talk back to Evie a lot! All the time, I like to encourage her talking.
I speak to her in English and Japanese, and I also try to speak to her in "cat", but she tells me I should give up because I'm butchering her language.
No, I don't really think she's ever made any English sounds. I mean, sometimes her "mows" sound like "ow", which I guess is English... She definitely has intonations that sound like she's talking- making statements or asking questions- but not really in what sounds like English words.
Other types of communication would be body language, mainly. We talk to each other verbally and visually. Eye blinks, head tilts, she flicks her tail, I move my hands... You know!
Very cute questions today!