Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cat-speak

Cat Says
It means

miaowbu

Feed me.

meeow
Pet me.

mrooww
I love you.

Miioo-oo-oo
I am in love and must meet my amour outside beneath the hedge. Don't wait up.

mrow
I feel like making noise.

rrrow-mawww

Please, the time is come to tidy the cat box.

rrrow-miawww
I have remedied the cat box untidiness by shovelling the contents as far out of the box as was practical.

miaowmiaow

Play with me.

Miaowmioaw
Have you noticed the shortage of available cat toys in this room?

mmeww
I believe I have heard a burglar. If you would like to go and beat him senseless, I shall be happy to keep your spot in the bed warm.

mioawmioaw
Since I can find nothing better to play with, I shall see what happens when I sharpen my claws on this handy piece of furniture.

raowwwww

I am not amused by your shenanigans. Cease at once!

mrowwwww
I am now recalling, with sorrow, that some of my private parts did not return with me from that visit to the vet.

Roww-maww-roww
I am so glad to see that you have returned home with both arms full of groceries. I will now rub myself against your legs and attempt to trip you as you walk towards the kitchen.

gakk-ak-ak
My digestive passages seem to have formed a hairball. Wherever could this have come from? I shall leave it here upon the carpeting.

mow
Snuggling is a good idea.

moww
Shedding is pretty good, too.

mowww!
I was enjoying snuggling and shedding in the warm clean laundry until you removed me so unkindly.

mroow
I have forced my body into a tiny space in order to look cute. How'm I doin?

Miaow! Miaow!
I have discovered that, although one may be able to wedge his body through the gap behind the stove and into that little drawer filled with pots and pans, the reverse path is slightly more difficult to navigate.

Mraakk!
Oh, small bird! Please come over here.

ssssRoww!
I believe that I have found a woodchuck or similar small animal. I shall now act terribly brave.

mmmrowmmm

It is certain that the best tasting fish is one you have caught yourself.

mmmmmmm
If I sit in the sunshine for another hour or so, I think I shall be satisfied.

Mreoaw

I do believe that you are failing to pay sufficient attention to me.

Mreeeow
Do you serve catnip with that?

Miaooww! Mriaow!
Since you are using the can opener, I am certain that you understand the value of a well-fed and pampered cat. Please continue.

1 comment:

leeann said...

I'm printing this and having it laminated so I can carry it around while Monkey sings.