My little Marbles kitty doesn't growl but she does hiss. Every night we play with the traditional fishing pole toy with the feather on the end, and after a while she starts to hiss at it as it flies by or as she dives at it. The first couple times it worried me, but now I think it's cute. It isn't like the back up, ears back, get away from me kind of hiss, but instead kinda like kitty cursing.
Marbles thinks: Gosh darn it!! Everytime I get close it flies away!
I hear: ?!!?hiss?!!?!?
My other girl Trouble just waits for the toy to fly by her. No extra effort on her part, she knows eventually it will come and thats when she pounces. Occasionally she barks (what I call kitty barks).
I wish they would growl that would be so adorable