Traveling Dog Lady: A to Z Challenge: M is for Meow #atozchallenge

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A to Z Challenge: M is for Meow #atozchallenge

This is the description of Meow from Wikipedia's piece on Cat Communication:

Meow[edit]

The meow is one of the most widely known vocalizations of domestic kittens. It is a call apparently used to solicit attention from the mother.[4]
Adult cats commonly vocalise with a "meow" (or "miaow") sound, which is onomatopoeic. The meow can be assertive, plaintive, friendly, bold, welcoming, attention soliciting, demanding, or complaining. It can even be silent, where the cat opens its mouth but does not vocalize. Humans tend to find this silent mew particularly plaintive and appealing. Adult cats do not usually meow to each other and so meowing to human beings is likely to be an extension of the use by kittens.[12]
            Thank you Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_communication


Wish I had more pictures of the little dude


I was laughing when reading that, because, well,  it's funny the things you forget.  Our favorite cat, Mr. Kitty was one of those "silent" meowers.  He would open his mouth and out would come one quick "ehk".  We would burst out laughing every time, and then we'd imitate him.  "Ehk!" we'd both say, "Ehk!"  Boy, did he have us wrapped around his little paw!


As evidenced by the calendar on the fridge, this was during my Crazy Cat Lady phase

Have a wonderful day, thanks for reading!

15 comments:

  1. Great blog. I not only have pets in my home (and heart), but I also incorporate them in my fictional stories. How could I reflect real life without them? I'm your newest follower (for the moment), and I wish you the best through this blog challenge.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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    1. I love that! How I wish I could write fiction. I stink at it! One time I thought ooooh, I've got the greatest idea, I'll write a story from the viewpoint of the dog. As if no one had ever done it before! I had no idea lol! Thought I was soooo original !

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  2. Many in India believes that black cat brings bad luck its crying meow in the night points towards a mix happening.
    I am blogging at
    The Other Side

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  3. Following from Blogging AtoZ.
    I'm writing "Things My Husband Has Broken" A to Z at http://AMomsPointOfView.com
    Come by and check it out.

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    1. I just read them all. What a scream! He is obviously a good sport :)

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  4. Someone has studied meowing, amazing. Now I'm wondering what the OTHER vocalizations are. I know "purr." Are there more?
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.

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    1. Lol! Yes, in fact, the Wikipedia I copied that from touched on all the various kitty vocalizations :)

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  5. Hello, loved the pics of the kitty. My daughter has a blue that looks just like yours and she is named Shadow. She is hilarious and makes the same "tck" as yours, especially when she is watching the birds through the window and wishes she could grab hold of them. Thanks for the chuckles. Best regards to you. Ruby aka Blabbin' Grammy. Today I am number 760 on the challenge list, should you decide to visit me.

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    1. I'm comin' over right now!! That is so funny that they make that same noise!

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  6. First of all, way to go with the A-Z challenge! I'm so thoroughly impressed at how good of a job you've done. I can't wait to see what's next! Ok, then, Newt is a chatter. She loves to voice her displeasure and boss around the dogs, but looking at your pics... I think Newt and Mr. Kitty could've been brother and sister. Too darn cute!

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    1. Awwww, that is so funny that they are look-alikes!

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  7. LOL. I blush as I admit this, but I did meow back at my cats when I was a kid. They totally responded too and we'd have yowling conversations. Ah, the good old days...

    Awesome to meet you, and here's a cheese wedge.

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. LOL A cheese wedge!!! They do talk back sometimes, that is so true and so funny!

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