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A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by Bobca » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 06:05:03



Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
"waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
kind of meow do you get?
 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by Kreislerian » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 06:15:40



Quote:
> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

Dante says:  "NYOW-WOW???"

--
Theresa and Dante

Stinky Forever: http://www.moonsgarden.com/

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by CatEye » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 06:25:31



Quote:
> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

Demi says "squeak".

Jessie say "MAAAOOOOOAAAOOOWWWWWW" in a MOST obnoxious way!

Sammy says "   " most of the time - one of those silent meows, but when
she's worried about me she'll actually say "meow".

Da Boyz(tm) say "mee".

Hugs,

CatNipped

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by bastXXXe.. » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 06:29:35


 > Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
 > Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
 > says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
 > "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
 > times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
 > he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
 > kind of meow do you get?

Smudge: Used to go: "Mow-mow?", inverting the last syllable like she
was asking a question. Now her meow sounds more like a rusty hinge. :)
It's that old-lady croak.

Roxy: Opens mouth, no sound comes out. Or, if she's e***d (such as
during feeding time), it'll sound like a high-pitched "Eep eep eep eep
eep!" Or something like, "Ah ah ooo! Ah ah ooo!" Like a rooster crowing.

Licky: Long, drawn out and extremely plaintive sounding "Meeeeeeeowwww."
He sounds like the saddest, loneliest most neglected kitty in the world,
even though I'm right there and will almost always pet him when he asks
me to.

Joyce

--
audiophile, n:
    Someone who listens to the equipment instead of the music.

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by Baird Staffor » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 07:26:32


In article

Quote:

> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

That depends entirely on Leila's mood and what she's talking about.  Her
vocabulary includes "myaaah," "mraah," "NAOW!" (which means exactly what
it sounds like!) and dozens of other variations.  There is also her war
whoop, which I've heard only once (neighbor cat at open window) and
which is utterly untransliterable.

Her varied vocabulary and willingness to have extended conversations
with me are two of the things that persuade me she has some Siamese not
too far back in her ancestry - one of her parents, at a guess.  Since
she was a rescue cat, I've no way to know for certain.

Baird

--
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.  In practice
there is.  -Yogi Berra

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by tanadashoe » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 08:13:13



Quote:
> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

Tanada:  OW!  NOW!  YOW!  and YUM! (while she eats)
QC:  Mews of various degrees and tones
Merlin:  OW
Pine Cone:  Large vocabulary so this may take a while:  Yow, neer, brat,
mew, no, now, man, im, mom, you, wha, oh.  There is more, but I'm a citizen
of short attention span theater and don't remember them all
Huey:  sounds like a cupie doll, really.  eew, eewk, squeaks
Sonya:  ow, now, erp (usually while nudging me with her head for pettins)
Miss Calico Girl:  trills when surprised, now, ease, and meep.

Pam S, who's sure there is more, but is blonde.

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by Stormmme » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:07:06


all of mine purr.

Barbi, no meows, soft purr, if she feels the need to vocalize she screams
like a hurt five year old.
Stormmee, plaintive winey meow, and a grumble that is her displeasure noise
Chester rarely meouuuwws but when he does its very long.
MH, for the manly big boy he is he has a very girlie meow.
Tiger meows purrs and grunts all at the same time usually while eating, he
seems to be channelling jackie mason.
TV only does that meow howl when he is lonely
OEJ meows in a rather granny klampit voice...

and trudi, her purr is so loud you can hear it across the room... she weighs
seven pounds... and she rather quacks on the order of a duck or black crow.

Lee

Quote:
> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by Joy » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:28:41



Quote:
> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

Pickles usually says "hoo" very softly when she wants attention or treats.
Otherwise, she doesn't say anything.  Once, though, she really startled me
by saying a very clear "Meow!"

Waffles has a little "mew" he uses if he wants attention or thinks it's time
for his gooshy food (He usually starts that one about an hour early).

Skeeter (RB) used to say "meowt!" loud and clear when she wanted me to open
the door and let her out.

Rudy (RB) usually made a sort of creaky door sound.  The first time we took
him to the vet, the vet said, "Is his meower broken?"

Joy

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by MLB » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:10:14


Quote:

> In article


>> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
>> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
>> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
>> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
>> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
>> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
>> kind of meow do you get?

> That depends entirely on Leila's mood and what she's talking about.  Her
> vocabulary includes "myaaah," "mraah," "NAOW!" (which means exactly what
> it sounds like!) and dozens of other variations.  There is also her war
> whoop, which I've heard only once (neighbor cat at open window) and
> which is utterly untransliterable.

> Her varied vocabulary and willingness to have extended conversations
> with me are two of the things that persuade me she has some Siamese not
> too far back in her ancestry - one of her parents, at a guess.  Since
> she was a rescue cat, I've no way to know for certain.

> Baird

When Princess (Siamese RB 16) first adopted me, she had a wonderful
vocabulary of sounds  but hard to describe.  She had a variety of trills
also.  As she got older and we could read each other's minds, the sounds
diminished.  TuTu used to say meow.  Now she gives very faint meeps or
else she sounds like a wounded seagull when she really wants my
attention.  MLB
 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by Marin » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:27:45


Quote:

> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

Miranda has a very wide vocabulary and holds long conversations with me.
Among her sounds is a very crisp meow! and she also says her name, meer.
She says ma-ma? or it may be that she's imitating me saying mat-mat?
(mat=food in Swedish). In spite of her vocabulary and strong voice when
using it, her purr is mostly inaudible.

Caliban is much more quiet. He meeps very faintly when he is begging for
food (he's so weak from starvation, you know). Sometimes he's in the
other room and lets out a MOW which I interpret as, 'where are you,
meowmie?' When I call his name, he comes trotting into the room I'm in
and seems content when he's seen me.

Caliban trotting reminds me that my cats have very distinct sounds when
they walk, too. Miranda doesn't bother pulling in her claws, so she
clicks around like a d*g on my laminate floor. Caliban keeps his claws
in, but he stomps so loudly that I can always hear him coming anyway.

--
Marina, Miranda and Caliban.
In loving memory of Frank and Nikki.

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by J Kane » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 12:28:56



Quote:
> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

When asked if he's hungry, my cat Beachy replies "me-am".

And he only ever makes that noise when asked if he's hungry!!

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by Lisa Kat » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:39:51




Quote:
> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

Swedish cats say Mjau.
Hugo Katt sometimes said mjau, but also a lot of other things. He was very
talkative.
I love holding a conversation with a cat.
Elisabet
 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by LadyJan » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 23:08:06



Quote:
> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

the Princess Rita has a wide vocabulary with tons of meaning.  She has
a lovely big loud MEOW when she's complaining bitterly about something
in another room. Sometimes she actually howls,sounding almost dog-
like.  Usually when she just wakes up, she squeaks like a ***
ducky. My friends find that very amusing.  When my friend Helen calls
and I tell Rita that 'her favorite auntie' is on the phone, she comes
over and meows back and forth with Helen. Well, Helen talks and Rita
meows back, with different intonations.   And when she's mad at me,
she stomps around and says 'ack ack ack ack' repeatedly and sounds
very annoyed. I call it 'kitty kussing'.

Jane
- owned and operated by the Princess Rita

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by BfloPolsk » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 02:04:42



Quote:
> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
> kind of meow do you get?

We get multiple meows, including the Supersonic Silent Meow capable of
attracting dogs from as far away as Denver. Roxie is by far the most
expressive, with polysyllabic trills and meows with tone and
inflection. Philip sounds like a loud cartoon caricature of Edward G.
Robinson, and Stosh has a very soft meow for so big a boy. Stosh has
one he uses only with me, that sounds like "Ma-ma-ma-ma," and he says
it before he hops on me for my nightly massage. Sabrina is a riot; a
tiny cat, seven pounds soaking wet, she lets fly with a booming alto
"MWAAAAR!"
Brandy has a baby squeak and a high whiny mew; the China-Doll has a
breathy sound like a whispered "ha!" and also is the undisputed
*** of the Silent Meow.

Blesse3d be,
Baha

 
 
 

A meow is a meow is a meow...

Post by Divamanq » Mon, 24 Aug 2009 03:39:04


Quote:


>> Cats are supposed to say "meow", but none of our indoor kitties do.
>> Martha our darling tortie says "meep" (softly). Emily our grey brat
>> says "yeaow" (loudly), and Sophie our chubby black sweetie says
>> "waa" (frequently). Only Mooch our resident stray says "meow" (two
>> times, quietly) when I appear on the veranda to feed him. It's as if
>> he's thanking me for the grub. How about YOUR *** ruler(s)? What
>> kind of meow do you get?

> We get multiple meows, including the Supersonic Silent Meow capable of
> attracting dogs from as far away as Denver. Roxie is by far the most
> expressive, with polysyllabic trills and meows with tone and
> inflection. Philip sounds like a loud cartoon caricature of Edward G.
> Robinson, and Stosh has a very soft meow for so big a boy. Stosh has
> one he uses only with me, that sounds like "Ma-ma-ma-ma," and he says
> it before he hops on me for my nightly massage. Sabrina is a riot; a
> tiny cat, seven pounds soaking wet, she lets fly with a booming alto
> "MWAAAAR!"
> Brandy has a baby squeak and a high whiny mew; the China-Doll has a
> breathy sound like a whispered "ha!" and also is the undisputed
> *** of the Silent Meow.

> Blesse3d be,
> Baha

Cendrillon came up with a new one today (although I'm not sure it counts
as a "meow").  When the weather is halfway decent, I leave my front door
open, so the cats can see out the screen.  There are tree-tops not too
far from my door, and a railed walkway connecting the apartments on this
level (2nd floor).  I assume there were birds on the railing or walkway
to prompt the reaction, but I heard the strangest sort of clicking sound
near the door, and looked up to see that it was Cendri making that
strange sound.  (I once had a cat who would sort of bark at flies and
other objects she couldn't reach, but this didn't sound like anything a
feline throat was capable of producing!)