It’s probably better to not know what they’re saying
February 11, 2018 6:56 PM   Subscribe

 
It’s probably better to not know what they’re saying

And yet, sometimes it is.
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:11 PM on February 11 [10 favorites]


OK I was ready to call out all these clips as cats chittering at birds and/or meowing to humans which is NOT THE SAME THING NO MATTER HOW ADORABLE but those cattos in the 'have' link are clearly plotting some mild social disorder at best.
posted by tivalasvegas at 7:15 PM on February 11 [7 favorites]


And yet, sometimes it is.

I really think that's a dangerously and/or naively-translated dubbing job.
posted by tivalasvegas at 7:19 PM on February 11 [1 favorite]


How dare you, sirrah!
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:32 PM on February 11


those cattos in the 'have' link are clearly plotting some mild social disorder at best

My youngest, who is about eight months old now, was VERY INTERESTED in what they had to say, but ignored the bird-chitters. This worries me.
posted by Sequence at 7:54 PM on February 11 [9 favorites]


but those cattos in the 'have' link are clearly plotting some mild social disorder at best.


This is the default state of all cats.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:15 PM on February 11 [4 favorites]


those cattos in the 'have' link are clearly plotting some mild social disorder at best

Not only did the dog get up from my feet to come investigate, but Alpha Cat, who never comes into the bedroom, emerged from the room she graciously lets Kid Ruki sleep in, pushed open the door and stood majestically in the doorway to have a listen. Yeah, there's definitely something up in that clip.

Fortunately, the dog was too distracted to notice Alpha Cat, because while the dog knows I'm the Alpha Dog, she doesn't realize that she's not the Alpha Pet. After three years of cohabitation, dog still hasn't figured out that Alpha Cat always wins.

Anyway, Alpha Cat is only affectionate toward Kid Ruki, but she does enjoy a good conversation, albeit at a distance, with the mister or me. We meow at each other, in varying tones, very earnestly, and when she's done, she will nod her head, and we will nod back and say "Ok, good talk."

Alpha Cat has also found the spot in the house with the best acoustics (in the little hallway to the bathroom) and will sit there to sing the song of her people.
posted by Ruki at 8:15 PM on February 11 [31 favorites]


No cat talking post is complete without

Parole de chat!
posted by St. Peepsburg at 9:26 PM on February 11 [11 favorites]


Our two make weird bird noises at each other all day long, all kinds of coos and Tripp’s and hardly ever a full meow.

Plenty of yowling when the little one nips the big ones legs, which is a bit of a disturbing habit of hers.
posted by Artw at 9:34 PM on February 11




yes, it's all about biting ankles,and how come the dog gets to be taken for a walk and not us, not that we'd want to, but ... oh yeah and the biting of ankles
posted by mbo at 10:57 PM on February 11


I'll have to watch later. I'm getting the stinkeye from my cat for watching cat videos with the sound on. Sigh.
posted by kitten magic at 2:31 AM on February 12 [1 favorite]


It seems like cats who live together develop the same accent. None of the links sounded quite alike, and none sounded like my cat, but the cats within a given link sounded like each other
posted by tofu_crouton at 4:00 AM on February 12 [2 favorites]


Fortunately, the dog was too distracted to notice Alpha Cat, because while the dog knows I'm the Alpha Dog, she doesn't realize that she's not the Alpha Pet. After three years of cohabitation, dog still hasn't figured out that Alpha Cat always wins.

It obvious isn't it? YouTube is revealed as the method by which a non-typing species have finally been able to spread their plan for world domination. You know what that makes Going To Maine? A feline father. Or a Cat's Paw. You decide.
posted by biffa at 5:40 AM on February 12


rick

rick

rick

rick

rick what makes you think cats are a non typing species

ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU TAUGHT US WHAT CAPS LOCK IS
posted by delfin at 6:18 AM on February 12 [7 favorites]




Cats will sometimes have chats.

Mais oui.
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:58 AM on February 12 [4 favorites]


Just when I think I've linked to CatTown for the last time.

One more link they said.

I'm done, I said. No more. I can't.

You know the score, Kaf. You link to us or you're nothing.

I think of my family. The future I have left. And I do it.

CatTown
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:27 PM on February 12 [1 favorite]


My cat was also disturbed by the "have" link, but ignored the others.
posted by paduasoy at 8:07 PM on February 12


> sometimes it's a loud conversation

I like the black cat with the red eyes.
posted by paduasoy at 8:11 PM on February 12


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