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Heavy breathing?

post #1 of 8
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I've noticed this a few times when George and Ellie are together - as in they're going to start playing/fighting, but they are sitting quietly usually facing one another. George will start to breathe really heavy. I can actually hear him - everytime this happens I picture the cartoon of the bull with steam coming out of his nose! This has to mean something - but what?? He doesn't do this at any other time.
post #2 of 8
Maybe he is the silent type. When my cats are facing each other and about to rough play they do what I call a duet song. George prefers not to be heard.
post #3 of 8
One of ours cats makes a sort of heavy breathing as a variation of purrs.
He is doing this when he is friendly, so with him it is no "war-cry".

So I think it is one of many communication ways for cats.
post #4 of 8
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He just did it again!! This time it was almost a heavy sigh...."will you just play with me??"
post #5 of 8
I'm not sure what it actually is, my cats do it to instigate play or else to forewarn the other kitty they're about to launch a kill/attack.
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I'm not sure what it actually is, my cats do it to instigate play or else to forewarn the other kitty they're about to launch a kill/attack.
That's really what it seems to be - it happens before George is about to pounce on Ellie!
post #7 of 8
sooty does it to when hes playing with flash haha and its always just before he dives over to her haha
post #8 of 8
My cat does this (we call it a snort) when she's about to attack her own tail.
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