June 14, 2008 1:40 PM Subscribe
My cat often communicates with me through these short vocalizations made while his mouth is closed. They sound like muffled, abbreviated meows and remind me of a broken telephone (old school telephone -- the kind with the bell).
posted by christopherious to pets & animals (29 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
He does it whenever he's lurking around me but usually when I glance in his direction. And he does it all the time.
I have owned many cats, but never one who vocalized so much in such a funny way. Is this actually common? Is it limited to any specific breeds (he's a short hair black cat), or just to certain personality types? Do feline behaviorists have a word for it?