Is there anything cuter than when your cat “talks” to you? Cat people all love that cheery “Brrrup!” first thing in the morning (ideally after dawn) or the hearty “Ma-row!” when they first get home. Or when the food dish is empty, depending on your li’l one’s personality. What does it mean, exactly? If you are a veterinarian or other expert on cats you’re probably pretty sure it means … nothing. That’s right, cat people, just about any felinologist will tell you that your furry box dweller is simply meowing and chirping for no real reason at all.
I don’t believe it, either. In fact, I’m pretty sure that the domestic feline has some limited vocabulary that means something, even if we aren’t smart enough to understand it. I doubt they are planning to kill us or report back instructions to an invading army back on the cat planet, so perhaps I am a bit naïve after all. But here’s what I’ve found.