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5 Cat Sounds I Absolutely Adore

Cats make the cutest sounds -- I just can't get enough of these, and the purr is only the start.

 |  Aug 14th 2014  |   25 Contributions


I just wrote about cat sounds that annoy me, but I felt like the post needed a follow-up one about cat sounds that warm my heart and make me smile. There are plenty of them, but here are five of my favorites.

1. Chirping

"Ch-ch-ch-chhhhh"

If you live with a cat, you're probably familiar with the chirpy little sounds they make when they're watching birds or rodents. What makes me laugh is that they look so serious while releasing these high-pitched chitty-chatty chirps. When I need a pick-me-up, I sometimes I watch YouTube videos of chirping cats. That's the truth. Don't lie -- you do, too.

2. Snoring

Cosmo saws logs. I heard him.

Cosmo snores, and his noisy little nose produces one of my favorite sounds. Normally, I'm not a fan of snoring. For instance, my husband snores and we often have to sleep in separate rooms because I'm such a light sleeper. Cosmo's snores, however, are like ear candy -- I can't get enough. Please pass the ear candy.

3. Trilling

The trills are thrilling!

You know when you touch a cat and they make that sweet little "trilling" noise? Oh, man -- that sound just kills me every time. I especially melt when the trill sounds like a question. It's like they're saying, "Yes?" Sometimes I touch one of my sleeping cats just so I can hear the sweet little noise. After a few times, the "question" becomes more like an annoyance ... or a swat. What? I can't help it! The trill is a total thrill!

4. Purring

Purr baby.

I don't have to convince any cat lover that purring is probably the most satisfying sound ever to come from a cat. When kitties purr, chances are they're happy. Happy cats are just the best. Sometimes I press my cat's vibrating nose into my ear and become one with the purr. It's completely meditative and relaxing. Who doesn't need more relaxation in her life? 

My Saffy is a world-class purrer. When I walk into a room, I know she's there because I immediately hear a loud rumble. Seriously -- you just have to look at her sideways and the girl's motor revs from zero to 60 in three seconds or less. I'm not even kidding.

5. Sighing

And I melt.

I love watching cats settle in for a nap. Sometimes my kitties circle a few times before curling up in what they've decided is the perfect sleeping position. Then they shift around a little until they feel "just right." When they're in the zone, their eyes begin to get heavy and their breathing slows. I could watch this process all day long -- it's just the sweetest. But here's my favorite part: When they're finally ready to give it up and crash into Snoozeville, they make the cutest little sighing sound. And then they're out. I wait around for that sigh because it's truly worth the wait.  

What cat sounds do you love? Tell us about them in the comments!

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About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (birthed right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food. 

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