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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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what does the "prrrrrp" noise mean?

just wondering. my cats do it aaaalll the time.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 01:21 PM
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You described it very well, I know exactly what you mean.
Velvet seems to make that sound to announce herself when she enters a room or just to get our attention. Kind of like "look at me!".
I used to have a cat that never meowed, I don't think she was capable. All she made was that noise.
I just love it, I think it is so cute!!
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i think its really cute too... my fiance and his friends say they're aliens collecting data and that's how they communicate. LOL!

he calls them our "beeping" animals
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have you noticed how some of those "chirps" end on an up-inflection, and some on a down?
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yeah. its so funny!

lori, your cat velvet looks like my cat spooky! she's the one who "prrrrps" the most.

and then when you do it back to them, they look at you like you're nuts.

i can mock their meows almost perfectly. we have fun with them.
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and then when you do it back to them, they look at you like you're nuts....i can mock their meows almost perfectly.
but do you know what you're saying back to them?
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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but do you know what you're saying back to them?

hmm... i explained the alien thing, right?

maybe they just think i'm saying the exact same thing to them; like an annoying kid saying everything you say?
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I meow back to Vequi. But she doesn't like when I try to purr at her.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 02:36 PM
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have you noticed how some of those "chirps" end on an up-inflection, and some on a down?
Yup. An upward inflection means Assumpta wants something, and a downward one means "Here I am." I think this is one of the things that cats learn to communicate with their humans, because she didn't do that when she first came here, everything was a statement, never a question.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 04:55 PM
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My 2 siamese to this constantly. Ketesh always does it when she's jumping up or down from the bed.
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