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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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How does your cat communicate with you?

When your cats want to communicate something to you, do they use body language, sounds, other?

When Prince wants his jowls scratched, he scratches my cheek gently in the same motion. Princess kneads my arm in a fast motion like trying to grab my hand, then puts the top of her head under my hand and presses up. Nikita was always a stray till half a year ago, so she's still learning what works and what doesn't to communicate with me. And she's still finding her voice (other than to warn other cats), which she had never needed or developed before.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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Do you use cat language?

I don't. Only the slow blink. Is it a good idea to use more? I mean, I see they make such big efforts to communicate with me in ways I'm used to, maybe I should return the favor?

The Royal von Meouw Dynasty: His Royal Highness the late Prince von Meouw,
Her Royal Highness Princess Gatita von Meouw, Nikita Duchess of Meouw and
His Highness Cuchi-Cuchi, next in line for the throne of Prince von Meouw.
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i'd like to say i do, but most people would say it's just swearing like a longshoreman.

nah, i do talk to them. and sing. and whistle. and play games. i made up a whole language but it's too embarrassing to tell anyone who can understand words lol.
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Murphy and I communicate constantly, which I think is about tone more than anything. "Want to go upstairs?", and he shoots for the stairs. "Gotta make noise now," and he stays where he is instead of running scared out of the room. "Brush?", and he lies down to be brushed. "Where's Murphy?" and he saunters into the room.


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Whenever I talk to my cats, they waggle their tails. It doesn't when & what I talk, or what tone I was using (as long as it's not yelling), they will waggle their tails after each sentence. So I don't know if that is counted as "communication"...


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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 12:30 PM
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My partner has entire conversations that go like this,

"Hi-o- Io Pie-o"
"Meow"
"Good. How're you?"
"Meow"
"Oh, sorry. But it's not dinner time yet."
"Mrrrrrrrrrrrrrrow"
"I don't make the rules! You ate an hour ago!"
"Meow"
"Go ask mom"
"Meow"
"I know, but don't say it to her face"
"Mrrrr-chirp"
"hahahahahahahahaha! You're right, she DOES look like that"

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 12:35 PM
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HELLO YEs I speak to my cat in Welsh as popular folk lore says that cats originated from the fae folk or Wales. Perhaps try this?
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 12:48 PM
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Could we get a "beginner's Guide to Cat-welsh", Morty? I'd love that!

(my gramps gave me a "Mr. Goglais" book when I was little and I love it and still have it all these years later)
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 01:31 PM
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I would love to help!

penaethiaid cath- would mean cat-head or lover? a person who spends time with cats?

Wfftitwff- when is used for brushing, like if to calm down?

mafon- is word not used for meaning, but generally in context of eating. example when i call to my cats for eating i call "mafon" and they have understood is also calming

i dy garu di- means, " i love you" perhaps in welsh they might understand better

coblyn- I say to cats when they have misbehaved

cysgu tylwyth teg- for time to sleep

goeden yn sefyll- suggests a waiting

isod dy Swyfach- in relation to welsh flood myth with animals (in similar to noah?) in offering honor and respect

wyneb- affection



In addition I have much affection for Goglais
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If my cat wants table food, he will walk over, roll on his back, put his paws in the air and do this "brrrrpppmeoww" noise. It's SO cute, and he knows sometimes it works...lol

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