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Word on the Street: What Do You Think Your Cat Is Saying?

Readers report their cats saying multiple things, but most meows involve food, love, food, or love.

Catster HQ  |  Nov 17th 2016


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Cats speak. Anyone who has spent a day with cat can back this up. We asked Catster readers to write us and send us their ideas about what they believe their cat says when he or she “talks.” Below are a selection of memorable messages and photographs of cats showing that they’re crafty and opportunistic when it comes to staying cool.

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“Hey, you. With the thumbs. Feed me.”
— Deedee Warner

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“Cuddles! I want cuddles!”
— Jessica L. Fredette

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My Anders never shuts up, so I think he’s probably a gossip.
— Robins Burks

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She’s saying, “I’m near death because there’s only half a bowl of food left.”
— Carla Evans

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word-cat-say-MaggieMaggie talks. A LOT. Even at night when I’m in bed, it’s “meow meow, meow.”
— Debbie Innis Herrero

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She’s saying, “I’m near death because there’s only half a bowl of food left.”
— Carla Evans

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“Pet me, pay attention to me, pet me!” And boy, the things she says when I get home from work!
— Laurie Moyer

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“Love me! Pet me! Don’t pet me! No, don’t pet her! Pay attention to me! Don’t touch me! Look at me! Let me love you! Love me! Love me! Love me!”
— Tuani Mariana Odilon

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“I’m dying of starvation! You haven’t fed me for 10 minutes!”
— Nathan Hurrell

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My Mac is definitely a talker. Don’t know what he talks about, but I have a hunch he just likes the sound of his voice.
— Katherine Bergey

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I think mine is calling out for the mice to come out to play.
— Mary Pat Fulton

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My cat, Merry, only says one thing: “Feed me.”
— G. Anne Smith

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