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Does your cat talk to you?

post #1 of 21
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He is cloud Dancer talking to Ted,he wanted petted.
post #2 of 21
yes!!!!!!! but only when she wants something!!
post #3 of 21
Definitely!! They both do. They do it to get my attention for some reason. Max does it so that I will feed him or open the blinds so he can sit in the window sill. Simon meows for attention, for food, when he's looking for the other cat, when he's mad. . . .
post #4 of 21
Yes they do, If I ask NEWMAN OR COSMO I f they want to go out side, they talk to me, or Ill ask whats up. It's pretty cool
post #5 of 21
Ophelia talks to me quite often...there is the "I want food" comment, the "pick me up and take me back to the bedroom" (where she sleeps at night), the "time to get up!!", the "I'm feeling like playing" - comment made as she rolls over, shows her tummy, does a wiggle and then looks up at me upside down, slight grin as she shows the tips of her teeth.

She is a hoot, the most dramatic cat I've ever had the pleasure to live with, and is another "plain brown tabby" who proves there is nothing plain about cats in this color or pattern, she's gorgeous (of course, I'm biased).
post #6 of 21
Zoey chats with me all the time! She has the cutest different little meows too and I always mimick them with her its so fun!

Saki reeeeeowwwwws!!!!!!!!! when he wants to be picked up so he can lick my earlobes
post #7 of 21
My manx talks but you can barely hear it...the only time he talks is when he is Calling Me or Nico...
Nico talks when he wants ne to lift him on the table to eat...or when he is looking for me or BOB...

Nico has been talking alot moren lately...I think he found his voice
Lorien
post #8 of 21
My cats talk up a storm! Purrrowww is Peppurrs favorite meow!
post #9 of 21
yes they both do,i just wished i knew what they
were saying
post #10 of 21
My cat is very vocal and has a different sound for her moods or "needs". One I like to hear most is when I say to her "wanna play? or "ready?". She makes the cutest little chatter chirp noise similar to when she sees a bird. When I leave home, she makes another nooise which I can't exactly describe, but I interpret it as "don't go"...especially since she puts her back toward the door is making the noise toward me vs the door itself.

I was introduced to a new vocalization a few weeks ago. When I first got her 6 months ago, she detested being held and would hiss at me something fierce (bent ears and showing teeth). Now when I hold her and she wants down, she looks at me and gives a mild, polite hiss. Kinda like going from a strong profanity to a mild one...if that makes any sense.
post #11 of 21
Snowball has always been quite vocal. If you talk directly to him, he meows in response. When he wants to be petted, he meows and then arches his back slightly.
post #12 of 21
Graycie talks so much it gets like a good converstation. Of course I talk back to him
Shadow doesn't talk that much only when she wants something.
post #13 of 21
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Originally posted by kitkatz
Graycie talks so much it gets like a good converstation. Of course I talk back to him
Shadow doesn't talk that much only when she wants something.
I gave up worrying what someone would think if they heard me talking to my cats (or responding to when they are speaking to me!) a long time ago. It's as natural as conversing with another person to me
post #14 of 21
Oh my gosh my Smokey used to talk like you wouldn't believe. Especially if she had been left alone for more than 24 hours. She would tell me exactly what she thought of being left alone while scolding me for doing so. Also, when my Mom would make turkey she would come from where ever she was as soon as my Mom took it from the freezer & she'd follow my Mom all day continually asking when it would be done. The boys I have now aren't as vocal. They only meow when mad, or hungry. Smokey used to talk just to talk (I miss that about her)
post #15 of 21
Cute picture Sherral!

I have daily conversations with my cats. Mostly Lucy and Zoey - they like to chat about their day and definatly tell me when they want something! Zoey says Momma - I swear, it is really freaky because my cat Jezabel (RB) did the same thing. Then I reply what baby and back and forth untill I figure out what she wants, which is usually to play fetch with the furry mouse
Iggy usually only talks when she is really happy or really mad. But the other too can be chatter boxes to no end! I love it!
post #16 of 21
Love the picture I am going to have to try and get a picture of the boys talkin got me.

The Sammycat is the most vocal out of my two. He has no problems letting me know that he wants a cookie or some food He will talk to me when he want's to be petted and when it is time for me to getup or off the computer and go to bed.

Oscar will talk to me when he wants to play with his chirping noise Rarely will he make a big meow at me. He is the sweetest of my two and I can't resist his soulful look in his eyes when it is time for bed.
post #17 of 21
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Originally posted by blondiecat

The Sammycat is the most vocal out of my two. He has no problems letting me know that he wants a cookie or some food He will talk to me when he want's to be petted and when it is time for me to getup or off the computer and go to bed.

What is it about black cats? Shadow doesn't meow or talk much but she stares at me untill I go to my bedroom. Not that I have to go to bed just being in my room. Weird Cat. Glad I'm not the only one that happens too.

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Originally posted by Pat & Alix


I gave up worrying what someone would think if they heard me talking to my cats (or responding to when they are speaking to me!) a long time ago. It's as natural as conversing with another person to me
My gramma always said that if you talk to yourself you'll go crazy. I guess some people would say that about talking to your cats aswell, but Graycie has so much to say.
post #18 of 21
Of course, all my kitties talk to me. Call me crazy, but sometimes you can almost hear words Amber is really cute when I talk to her. She doesn't really meow like regular cats. But I will say, "Amber, are you a good girl"? She makes this noise that sounds like she says "yeah". She will be looking out the window at laa the birds and I say, "Amber, do you see the birdies"? Again, she makes that sound. They are all just too cute ford words sometimes.
post #19 of 21
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I gave up worrying what someone would think if they heard me talking to my cats (or responding to when they are speaking to me!) a long time ago. It's as natural as conversing with another person to me
I know exactly what you mean...I have a favourite "soapbox" about communicating with cats (OR dogs)...I really do believe that the most effective communication is to speak as you would to an intelligent child. Then you express yourself naturally, and ALL the elements of communication -- not just words, but tone of voice, body language, etc -- are present, and the animal picks up on whatever is meaningful. You also end up with critters with quite surprising breadth in their vocabulary.

Ok, off soap box, 'cuz I know I'm preaching to the choir.
post #20 of 21
Good picture!
Of course my cats talk to me! We talk everyday and I am not ashamed to say my meows, purrs and hisses are better understood than my human words!
post #21 of 21
I agree that they pick up on your voice and body movements just as we pick up on their signals. Baby has the smallest squeaky meow but she will go into the bedroom and get on the top shelf of the cat condo and announce to the world she is top cat. She makes herself heard then.
Macy cannot stand a closed door anywhere is the house. She has to be on the other side of it. So she is a bathroom kitty along with Phoebe. The humidity makes their fur fuzzy when I am showering!
LL
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