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My boy (age 5) takes a daily constitutional by running from one end of the house to the other at top speed (he's figured out the longest route). But when he's planning to run, he will make a weird sound that seems more human than feline. In fact, a friend of mine was here once when he made that sound and asked, "Is that the cat?" because he was convinced that it was a human being. It's not a yowl exactly or a howl but a combination that's hard to describe. He only does this when he's about to do his sprint.

Anyone else have a cat who makes a similar sound at such a time?
post #2 of 15
Seti hasn't shut up since birth and he makes some super weird noises. He also knows the longest route from one end of the house to the other and makes record time sprinting from side to side.
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ReeRee has been known to make some pretty strange sounds. Some of them are so spooky I have to go investiagate and make sure he is alright. Cats can be so funny sometimes.
post #4 of 15
Both my sister's oldest cat Matilda and my male cat Casey make strange noises. Usually they give their concerts at 2 am!
post #5 of 15
my cat makes a noise right before he is about to sprint as well...it sounds like he is saying "marumph"...starts as a meow and ends in what sounds like a child grunting. he uses that perticualar vocal before sprinting from one room to another when he is in a playfull mood.

I have heard my cat make some weird sounds so not much suprises me...for example, he recently started using a very odd mew when greeting me at the door when I am home from work, my wife laughed when she heard it...he is loudly purring, starts to mew, stops, then continues the mew...it sounds identical to a child with a cold saying "mom-ma".
post #6 of 15
My kitty will put on the strangest concert after the pm feeding.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for all your replies! At least it's nice to know that my boy isn't weird. I've only had one other cat (for 18 years), and she was very, very quiet--just an occasional meow.

He also has a "whine" that is super annoying because he seems to use it exactly as a toddler does--when he wants me to do something that I'm not doing!

He also has a sound that seems like, "NOOOOO"--and I swear that it is because he uses it when the negative would be appropriate--from him that is.

Cats are so much "themselves."
post #8 of 15
My Gus likes to howl at my bedroom door, during the night. DH swears he is saying Momma.
post #9 of 15
My cats are wandering around the house right now, crying like babies! I mean, exactly like a baby. It's quite freaky. My favorite found is their sassy little "Reow?" And Kitty speaks with a raspy "Rowww."
post #10 of 15
Angus makes a very distinctive low pitched "yeowl" right before he vomits. It's kind of nice to have a warning. If I hear it and run and grab him I can usually get him either outside where I hold him over the bushes, or over the toilet.

Thankfully the vomiting was just a brief phase in his kittenhood and he only does it rarely now (every couple of months).
post #11 of 15
Cotton has a really weird yowl...and of course he's incredibly chatty, so we often wake up to a mix of the alarm and his weird moduated yowl...oh and all his sounds tend to end in a bit of a pfff sound, since he's missing all his front teeth and the air whistles through.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by HappilyRetired View Post
Thanks so much for all your replies! At least it's nice to know that my boy isn't weird. I've only had one other cat (for 18 years), and she was very, very quiet--just an occasional meow.

He also has a "whine" that is super annoying because he seems to use it exactly as a toddler does--when he wants me to do something that I'm not doing!

He also has a sound that seems like, "NOOOOO"--and I swear that it is because he uses it when the negative would be appropriate--from him that is.

Cats are so much "themselves."
My cat also says "noooo" She will respond with it if I ask her a question, lol. "Was that you scratching the sofa?" "noooooooo" I truely wonder if she knows what it means!
She also makes a goofy noise before doing the sprint around the house thing, it sounds just like she is saying the word "Yowel" in a demonic voice.
I had a dog that said my name when she wanted attention! My name is Laura and OK, it did come out more like Raaaraaa, but close enough to creep me out! No one believed she did this and thought I had finally gone off the deep end until my dad finaly saw and heard her do it!
post #13 of 15
Alley is fairly quiet but meows a bit when I come home from work or when she wants more,or different,food.I kind of wish she would talk to me more.
post #14 of 15
Maia is a definite full home sprinter, but she doesn't usually announce it, except when she want's a response! Usually it's after she uses the litter box which is enough of an announcement on it's own. She does talk to me all the time! I ask a question, she answers. She asks a question, I better answer...or else!!
post #15 of 15
Toby usually yowls/meows like that before and after he runs throughout my apartment like a maniac! I really do think that he is bored when he does this though. I need to get them a huge cat tree so they can entertain themselves on it.
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