The cutest sound you’ll ever hear.
When a cat meows, it’s a signal to its mother or owner, requesting help or attention. It’s a plaintive cry they used as little kittens to get their mother to take heed. Adult cats don’t meow at each other; instead they primarily communicate with body language, scents, purrs and growls. Meowing is for us humans, since we communicate verbally. It’s believed that they view us as their mother figure, bringing out the little kitten in them, crying for their mommy when they want something, such as food or affection. When a kitten/cat mews or meows, it will simply tug at your heart. It’s the most precious cry you’ll hear in the animal kingdom.
The meow is an onomatopoeia – a word that suggests or imitates the source or reference of a sound that it describes, like animal noises. Various languages have different words for the cat’s “meow”. Here is just a sample:
If you know any in other languages, please feel free to leave it in the comment box below.
This video features Internet star Maru, a perk-eared Scottish Fold from Japan, cutely meowing and murmuring. ^_^
A tabby kitty
Staring at me with big eyes
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