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Cats' Amazing Hearing

October 10th 2012 10:36 pm
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In the summer I liked to run outside straight after my breakfast but now it's dark I prefer to wait until my mum has had her breakfast and it's more light. Mum says that I am a cat and can see in the dark but I notice she doesn't go pottering about in the garden in the dark either.

The downside is that when mum goes to work I am still not ready to come in so cannot hear her calling - of course.

But yesterday I had a falling out with mum. I had to steal Josie's breakfast three times as it was very delicious and mum got grumpy. When I go out I can still hear everything so even though I was at the far end of the garden I could hear mum sympathising with Josie about her mean brother and I didn't care. Then I heard my mum ask Josie if she would like something to cheer her up and my ears got very interested. When I heard the opening of the chicken tub I was at the back door demanding to be let in. I love chicken and wanted my share. And Josie's.

Mum wanted to know how I could hear her talk very quietly and sneak something out of the fridge but I can't hear her call me or rustle treats or shake biscuit boxes when she actually wants me.

All I can say is that us cats have pretty amazing hearing!


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Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

October 11th 2012 at 3:45 am

Here a tip for your mum even male cats have selective hearing. When we want something we hear you. When we don't want to do something we don't hear you.
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

October 12th 2012 at 6:38 pm

I am not allowed to go outside in the morning any more. Because I kept staying out longer and longer. And just like you, I didn't hear Mom call and she was late for work twice. What's more important? Work or a cat having an amazing day?
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

October 14th 2012 at 6:16 pm

Selective hearing, I have that sometimes myself.

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