1. Cat’s Say…Meow
We were probably all taught as children that cat’s say meow. However, there are a number of different tones and styles of this “simple” sound.
The meow of an adult cat is usually used in a greeting to their pet-parent. This may be accompanied by a raised tail and a rub against the side of your leg. Another reason a cat will meow is when they want something. Attention, food, snacks or access to a room may all elicit this endearing call.
There may also be times when your feline-friend is annoyed and will tell you so by a long, drawn out meeeoow. This call can sound more throaty and may also be accompanied by a swishing tail. It’s best to let this kitty settle down before approaching. In addition, this call can also indicate a cat that is in pain or distress. Watch out for other signs of illness with this form of communication and take the appropriate actions if needed.