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post #1 of 18
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What Your Cat Is Trying to Tell You

TOKYO (Reuters) - Now that you can interpret what your dog is saying, how about your cat?
Takara Co, a major Japanese toy maker, said on Wednesday it would launch a device called the "Meowlingual" that can interpret a cat's meow, hoping to repeat its success with the "Bowlingual," a dog translation device.

Takara said the Meowlingual, a palm-sized electronic console that displays the interpreted phrase on a screen, will be priced at 8,800 yen ($74.62) and it would aim to sell 300,000 units by the end of March 2004.

Takara has sold about 300,000 dog translation devices in Japan since last year and plans to launch an English-language product in the U.S. market in August for about $120.

It has already rolled out the product in South Korea. The news hoisted Takara shares, which rose 5.68 percent to 781 yen by the midsession close.
post #2 of 18
What Your Cat Is Trying to Tell You


Jul 16, 7:55 am ET

TOKYO (Reuters) - Now that you can interpret what your dog is saying, how about your cat?
Takara Co, a major Japanese toy maker, said on Wednesday it would launch a device called the "Meowlingual" that can interpret a cat's meow, hoping to repeat its success with the "Bowlingual," a dog translation device.

Takara said the Meowlingual, a palm-sized electronic console that displays the interpreted phrase on a screen, will be priced at 8,800 yen ($74.62) and it would aim to sell 300,000 units by the end of March 2004.

Takara has sold about 300,000 dog translation devices in Japan since last year and plans to launch an English-language product in the U.S. market in August for about $120.

It has already rolled out the product in South Korea. The news hoisted Takara shares, which rose 5.68 percent to 781 yen by the midsession close.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
I can see the translations I'd be getting:

"Get up already and feed us!"
"No, I am not moving, I'm comfortable right here."
"Mom? Mom? Hey Mom? Mom?"
"Can we have some tuna?"
"Mmm, you're having chicken again. You want to share, right?"
"I wanna go outside NOW!"
"Come near me with that brush and you die." (That would be Tillie talking)
post #4 of 18
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LOL Great minds think alike, I just posted the same thing!
post #5 of 18


We both posted the same thread at the same time!

kittyvibes are working overtime, aren't they!
post #6 of 18

ROTFL
post #7 of 18
Sue, I think I would get approximately the same translations:

Mom? Mom? Hey Mom??

Mom! Look at me, I'm cute!

Mom! PAAAAYYYYY ATTENNNTTIIIOOONNN TTOOO MMMEEEEE!!!!!

Um, we're almost out of food. I can see the bottom of the bowl. FIX IT!

Can't you see I'm sleeping?

(P.S. I merged the two thread that two great minds started at almost exactly the same time!)
post #8 of 18
My cats would all be saying we don't feel good. DOn't give me that pink stuff YUCK!!!
post #9 of 18
I'm doing it the old fasioned way.. I'm reading a book on animal communication The powers of the mind are amazing.
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post #11 of 18
That would be great to find out when they are not feeling well - but otherwise I don't know - their pathetic cries would just not be cute anymore.
post #12 of 18
"Mom? Mom? Mom? HEY MOM! PAY ATTENTION TO ME NOW" is the most commonly used phrase in my house, along with:

"Oooh, canned cat food/treats/something that smells good! Can I have some? Please? Please? PLEASE?"

"I can see the bottom of my food bowl again! Do something!"
post #13 of 18
Peaches is so laid back, her translation would be "don't hate me because I'm beautiful." Another for her would be, "Mom, move your pillow over to your own side of the bed."
post #14 of 18
I don't need a translator for the cats, any more than one for the dogs.

"Feed me."
"Pet me NOW"
"Back off, dog!"
"Mom! Dad! Rowdy and Buddy are into something!" (Opie's a snitch.)
post #15 of 18
mine will prob go like this:

"hey mom, my neck feels a bit itchy can u scratch it for me????" * when i dun quite bother abt them cos i'm busy then they go like this* "HELLO!!! DID U HEAR ME?? MY NECK IS ITCHY AND I WANT A SCRATCH NOW!!!"

" I'm hungry mom..." *i'll pick up some can of food* " i dun quite like this flavour mom, can i have the other one??" * i will insist on opening the one i took* " i'm not eating it"

my two pampered fellas.....
post #16 of 18
How many more eyelashes do you want to lose Mom, better get out of bed and get that bowl filled!
post #17 of 18
what will they think of next my boys are pretty obvious with what they say, blackie is following behind me saying take me out for a walk now not later, please, take me now, and sripey is saying come play come play, or pet me and brush me, they are so spoiled
post #18 of 18
My "kid" would say:

Mom.... Get off that computer and play with me

Or-

Mom scratch my back!!
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