What would our cats tell us if they could talk? We’ll never know. But the kitty in the video above sure seems like they have a lot to say! Make sure to watch with the volume on.
The cute cat seems to be a little peeved about something. Maybe it’s the microphone in their fuzzy face. And the feline is expressing that frustration with a hilarious, long meow that sounds like a perfect impression of a siren.
Commenters on the post have suggested the cat sounds like a firetruck, a tornado siren, or an air-raid horn. What do you think the kitty sounds like? Share this funny video with a friend who could use a smile today!
While we might have a pretty good idea of how this kitty is feeling, sometimes cats communicate in more subtle ways. But you can learn to speak cat and find out what your cat is telling you! Here are some tips on feline body language that will help.
Cat Body Language, Translated
Cats use almost every part of their bodies to “talk” to us if we know how to pay attention. By learning how to interpret your cat’s body language, you can know how their feeling, emotionally and physically!
Here are a few of the ways cats express themselves:
- Affection: A cat will often express this through head butting you and licking you. They may also rub against nearby objects, their tail might pop straight up as they walk toward you, or they may groom themselves while looking at you.
- Aggression: A defensive cat may curl up in a ball or roll to one side, tail tucked in close. Their ears will flatten, their pupils will dilate, and they may also hiss. Cats on the offensive might take a “Halloween cat” pose — hair standing up, back and tail arched, pupils huge, tongue curled, hissing or yowling.
- Boredom: Bored cats may start grooming constantly, keep their tails low, pace, sigh, or vocalize to you.
- Illness: A crouched body with a tucked tail may mean your cat is in pain. They may have downcast ears, a blank expression, or half-closed eyes.
- Over stimulation: Cats may bite or scratch when overstimulated. Warning signs include their tail swishing back and forth, ears twitching forward and back, vocalizing, or they might turn their head toward your hand.
- Relaxation: Relaxed cats just seem to melt into whatever surface they’re on. They roll onto their backs or pose like a “J” with their head sideways and upturned, the rest of their body lengthened and still. Eyes can convey relaxation, too, in slow blinks, normal-sized pupils, and soft gazes.
What do you think the kitty in the video was trying to say? Does your cat ever “talk” to you with funny noises? Let us know in the comments below!