Something about being so fast.
When our flame-point wants someone (another kitteh) to come play with her she says “ma, ma, maaawww”
Our seal-point wants someone to come play with him, he belts out something that sounds dang close to a roar, but it’s too complicated a sound for me to commit to puny human letters.
It’s about choices…
I have an mmm-gow cat too, but when he yawns while doing it you can definitely hear more vowels instead. Then it’s more of a mea-a-a-gaow sound. Another one has developed quite the resonant yeaowl. Third cat barely mews and mauws and only when he thinks no one is around.
I was reading in CT law last week that it forbids keeping of cheetahs in favor of “domesticated cats” - despite the fact that cheetahs are among the very easiest cats to domesticate. It makes precious little sense.
You ever tried to keep a cheetah? They will break your haaht.
Sounds uncannily like something one of my MA relatives would say!
All the best MA canneries shut down yeeahs ago. Wicked long time ago bruthah.
My cat often says marow, often rolling the r like in spanish. Sometimes shortens it just to row, also rolled.
What does the fox say?
The group that did the roar video have a video answering that question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuw6YBn6pnk
Our cats have quite the variety of vocalizations, from the low, moaning “mrooooooooowwww” of despair while receiving a bath, to the screeching “raaaaaaaaammmooorrow” of “The food bucket is almost empty. WE ARE GOING TO STARVE!” The sleepy “mew”, the meow like an old rotary phone “mmrrang,” the weird chirp-mrow of chasing toys, and my favorite, the breathy-vibrating meow given while purring loudly.
I was waiting for that…
pfft. maybe yours don’t…
I had a cat adopt me. I was leaving for work and this little thing was waiting outside, and wlked right in, took herself a tour and then sat down and looked up at me. I asked her what her name was and she said “µ” .
So µ it was.
Where cheetahs and relative comparisons are concerned… I, personally speaking, would defer to CT law.
The Connecticut law is no doubt fallout from Bringing Up Baby. You can’t expect legislatures to differentiate among types of big cats.
A lobbyist would say, “Sure you can.”