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jmcquown[_2_]
July 14th 16, 04:31 PM
I'm sure we all have nicknames for our cats, outside of their actual names.

Buffy is a domestic shorthair, a striped orange tabby. Typical moggie
with an 'M' on her forehead. :)

Short hair, yes. Thick fur, wow! I've recently taken to calling her
Fluffy McBuffypants. Or Buffy McFluffypants. Either one works. :)

She doesn't seem to mind.

Jill

Lesley Madigan
July 15th 16, 12:28 PM
On Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 4:31:28 PM UTC+1, Jill McQuown wrote:
> I'm sure we all have nicknames for our cats, outside of their actual names.
>

All my cats have had nicknames- Speedy Joe was "Joe-Joe" "Peedy Joe"

Fugazi was Gaz-Gaz, Coke head (she had a white mark on her upper lip)

Isis- was "Izzy Whizzy" (for those who ever saw the Sooty show yes I did say "Izzy Whizzy let's get busy") "Is-Is", "The Emeritus Professor of Feline Cuteness"

Redunzel- "Dunzi Fella", "Silky one"

Sarrasine- "Sarsi Fella" (We thought they were both boys when we got them- when they went in for the operation I told the vet I wasn't sure what needed removed), "Feline Criminal Genuis" "Mummy's (or daddy's) little devil/angel) and "Really" (She was quite destructive as a kitten and had no shame about it so we'd find the latest evidence and she'd be sitting in the middle of it with her "so what" face on and we both said "She's a good cat....really")

Bonnie- "Bon-Bon" "Bonnie Bonamassa" "Gannet"

Spirit- "Da Floofy Monster", "Piglet" (she is an eating machine)

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs

Je▀us[_6_]
July 17th 16, 01:18 AM
On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:31:24 -0400, jmcquown >
wrote:

>I'm sure we all have nicknames for our cats, outside of their actual names.
>
>Buffy is a domestic shorthair, a striped orange tabby. Typical moggie
>with an 'M' on her forehead. :)
>
>Short hair, yes. Thick fur, wow! I've recently taken to calling her
>Fluffy McBuffypants. Or Buffy McFluffypants. Either one works. :)
>
>She doesn't seem to mind.

Buffy McFluffypants :)

My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly evolve
over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she was
very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).

Lucy got 'Lucy Loo' from my then gf, that one has stuck. I also call
Lucy 'Possum', because she has a thick, bushy tail like Australian
possums do.

jmcquown[_2_]
July 17th 16, 02:09 AM
On 7/16/2016 8:18 PM, Je´┐Żus wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:31:24 -0400, jmcquown >
> wrote:
>
>> I'm sure we all have nicknames for our cats, outside of their actual names.
>>
>> Buffy is a domestic shorthair, a striped orange tabby. Typical moggie
>> with an 'M' on her forehead. :)
>>
>> Short hair, yes. Thick fur, wow! I've recently taken to calling her
>> Fluffy McBuffypants. Or Buffy McFluffypants. Either one works. :)
>>
>> She doesn't seem to mind.
>
> Buffy McFluffypants :)
>
I flip flop. :)

She also gets called Rumble Bug. When I'm giving her scritches she sort
of crawls up on me and purrs. But sometimes I can only feel it, not
hear it. It's a rumbling feeling more than a sound. So I give her
scritches and call her Rumble Bug. :)

> My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly evolve
> over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
> Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she was
> very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
> girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).
>
Hey, sounds like you have reasons. Many more cats that me, too.

I'm still just learning about Buffy a year later. :)

> Lucy got 'Lucy Loo' from my then gf, that one has stuck. I also call
> Lucy 'Possum', because she has a thick, bushy tail like Australian
> possums do.
>
It's fun how we come up with names that fit our pets. Based on
behaviour. And, I guess, appearance!

Jill

Bastette
July 19th 16, 12:26 AM
Je?us wrote:

> My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly evolve
> over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
> Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she was
> very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
> girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).

Which is an oxymoron?

I like how nicknames evolve. "Licky" has evolved into "Mr. Licks" or
"Lick-Lick-Lick" (when I'm calling him). But Licky itself is a nickname,
because his real name is Licorice. That has given rise to: "Ish" (final
syllable of Licorice), "Ishington," and "Lick-Or-Ish" (each syllable
enunciated slowly), among other things.

Then there are songs. Most of these are silly words replacing the real
lyrics of existing songs, but even those evolve into different (original)
tunes.

If you think this sounds weird, let me just say that my sister is worse. :)
She had a cat named Caspar and his nickname was "Whitefish." Also, "Whitey,"
"Fish boy," and more. Her nicknaming strategy seemed based on the cat's
appearance or personality, rather than being variations on the original
name - in case you're wondering how Caspar morphed into Whitefish. :)

--
Joyce

A clean house is a sign of a broken computer.

Je▀us[_6_]
July 22nd 16, 07:04 AM
On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:26:40 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
> wrote:

>Je?us wrote:
>
> > My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly evolve
> > over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
> > Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she was
> > very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
> > girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).
>
>Which is an oxymoron?

Tiger Girl :) Technically, she should be a tigress.

>I like how nicknames evolve. "Licky" has evolved into "Mr. Licks" or
>"Lick-Lick-Lick" (when I'm calling him). But Licky itself is a nickname,
>because his real name is Licorice.

Ahh, I know a Licorice. A charcoal grey young man. He was quite the
trouble maker in his younger days (my friends have 8 cats, I think)but
he's mellowed out now.

>That has given rise to: "Ish" (final
>syllable of Licorice), "Ishington," and "Lick-Or-Ish" (each syllable
>enunciated slowly), among other things.
>
>Then there are songs. Most of these are silly words replacing the real
>lyrics of existing songs, but even those evolve into different (original)
>tunes.
>
>If you think this sounds weird, let me just say that my sister is worse. :)
>She had a cat named Caspar and his nickname was "Whitefish." Also, "Whitey,"
>"Fish boy," and more. Her nicknaming strategy seemed based on the cat's
>appearance or personality, rather than being variations on the original
>name - in case you're wondering how Caspar morphed into Whitefish. :)

Yep :) Most of the nicknames I come up with have little to do with
their real names.

Je▀us[_6_]
July 22nd 16, 07:08 AM
On Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:09:40 -0400, jmcquown >
wrote:

>> Buffy McFluffypants :)
>>
>I flip flop. :)
>
>She also gets called Rumble Bug. When I'm giving her scritches she sort
>of crawls up on me and purrs. But sometimes I can only feel it, not
>hear it. It's a rumbling feeling more than a sound. So I give her
>scritches and call her Rumble Bug. :)


:-)

Annie doesn't have a very loud purr, but I do call her 'old rattler'
sometimes, usually when she's doing her 'kneading' on my chest and
purring away. Lucy, OTOH you hear from another room... those two are
such opposites in every respect.

Matt Ferrari[_3_]
July 31st 16, 12:32 AM
"Je▀us" > wrote in message
...
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:26:40 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
> > wrote:
>
>>Je?us wrote:
>>
>> > My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly evolve
>> > over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
>> > Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she was
>> > very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
>> > girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).
>>
>>Which is an oxymoron?
>
> Tiger Girl :) Technically, she should be a tigress.
>
>>I like how nicknames evolve. "Licky" has evolved into "Mr. Licks" or
>>"Lick-Lick-Lick" (when I'm calling him). But Licky itself is a nickname,
>>because his real name is Licorice.
>
> Ahh, I know a Licorice. A charcoal grey young man. He was quite the
> trouble maker in his younger days (my friends have 8 cats, I think)but
> he's mellowed out now.
>
>>That has given rise to: "Ish" (final
>>syllable of Licorice), "Ishington," and "Lick-Or-Ish" (each syllable
>>enunciated slowly), among other things.
>>
>>Then there are songs. Most of these are silly words replacing the real
>>lyrics of existing songs, but even those evolve into different (original)
>>tunes.
>>
>>If you think this sounds weird, let me just say that my sister is worse.
>>:)
>>She had a cat named Caspar and his nickname was "Whitefish." Also,
>>"Whitey,"
>>"Fish boy," and more. Her nicknaming strategy seemed based on the cat's
>>appearance or personality, rather than being variations on the original
>>name - in case you're wondering how Caspar morphed into Whitefish. :)
>
> Yep :) Most of the nicknames I come up with have little to do with
> their real names.

I've been called yodel, squeeky because he is meowing all the time.
also meoyodle kinda ryhmes with yodel.

Bastette
August 1st 16, 10:58 PM
Matt Ferrari wrote:


> "Je?us" > wrote in message
> ...
>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:26:40 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
>> > wrote:
>>
>>>Je?us wrote:
>>>
>>> > My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly evolve
>>> > over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
>>> > Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she was
>>> > very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
>>> > girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).
>>>
>>>Which is an oxymoron?
>>
>> Tiger Girl :) Technically, she should be a tigress.
>>
>>>I like how nicknames evolve. "Licky" has evolved into "Mr. Licks" or
>>>"Lick-Lick-Lick" (when I'm calling him). But Licky itself is a nickname,
>>>because his real name is Licorice.
>>
>> Ahh, I know a Licorice. A charcoal grey young man. He was quite the
>> trouble maker in his younger days (my friends have 8 cats, I think)but
>> he's mellowed out now.
>>
>>>That has given rise to: "Ish" (final
>>>syllable of Licorice), "Ishington," and "Lick-Or-Ish" (each syllable
>>>enunciated slowly), among other things.
>>>
>>>Then there are songs. Most of these are silly words replacing the real
>>>lyrics of existing songs, but even those evolve into different (original)
>>>tunes.
>>>
>>>If you think this sounds weird, let me just say that my sister is worse.
>>>:)
>>>She had a cat named Caspar and his nickname was "Whitefish." Also,
>>>"Whitey,"
>>>"Fish boy," and more. Her nicknaming strategy seemed based on the cat's
>>>appearance or personality, rather than being variations on the original
>>>name - in case you're wondering how Caspar morphed into Whitefish. :)
>>
>> Yep :) Most of the nicknames I come up with have little to do with
>> their real names.

> I've been called yodel, squeeky because he is meowing all the time.
> also meoyodle kinda ryhmes with yodel.

Matt, people call *you* yodel? :)

I like "meoyodel." :)

--
Joyce
--
"It's been a long, strange journey from Ukraine to YouTube."
-- "Hava Nagila": The Movie

Matt Ferrari[_3_]
August 2nd 16, 06:01 PM
"Bastette" > wrote in message
...
> Matt Ferrari wrote:
>
>
> > "Je?us" > wrote in message
> > ...
> >> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:26:40 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
> >> > wrote:
> >>
> >>>Je?us wrote:
> >>>
> >>> > My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly
> >>> > evolve
> >>> > over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
> >>> > Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she
> >>> > was
> >>> > very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
> >>> > girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).
> >>>
> >>>Which is an oxymoron?
> >>
> >> Tiger Girl :) Technically, she should be a tigress.
> >>
> >>>I like how nicknames evolve. "Licky" has evolved into "Mr. Licks" or
> >>>"Lick-Lick-Lick" (when I'm calling him). But Licky itself is a
> >>>nickname,
> >>>because his real name is Licorice.
> >>
> >> Ahh, I know a Licorice. A charcoal grey young man. He was quite the
> >> trouble maker in his younger days (my friends have 8 cats, I think)but
> >> he's mellowed out now.
> >>
> >>>That has given rise to: "Ish" (final
> >>>syllable of Licorice), "Ishington," and "Lick-Or-Ish" (each syllable
> >>>enunciated slowly), among other things.
> >>>
> >>>Then there are songs. Most of these are silly words replacing the real
> >>>lyrics of existing songs, but even those evolve into different
> >>>(original)
> >>>tunes.
> >>>
> >>>If you think this sounds weird, let me just say that my sister is
> >>>worse.
> >>>:)
> >>>She had a cat named Caspar and his nickname was "Whitefish." Also,
> >>>"Whitey,"
> >>>"Fish boy," and more. Her nicknaming strategy seemed based on the cat's
> >>>appearance or personality, rather than being variations on the original
> >>>name - in case you're wondering how Caspar morphed into Whitefish. :)
> >>
> >> Yep :) Most of the nicknames I come up with have little to do with
> >> their real names.
>
> > I've been called yodel, squeeky because he is meowing all the time.
> > also meoyodle kinda ryhmes with yodel.
>
> Matt, people call *you* yodel? :)
>
> I like "meoyodel." :)
>
> --
> Joyce
> --
>
Oh, i meant to write ive been calling yodel squeeky.

Bastette
August 2nd 16, 09:30 PM
Matt Ferrari wrote:


> "Bastette" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Matt Ferrari wrote:
>>
>>
>> > "Je?us" > wrote in message
>> > ...
>> >> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:26:40 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
>> >> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>Je?us wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> > My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly
>> >>> > evolve
>> >>> > over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
>> >>> > Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she
>> >>> > was
>> >>> > very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
>> >>> > girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).
>> >>>
>> >>>Which is an oxymoron?
>> >>
>> >> Tiger Girl :) Technically, she should be a tigress.
>> >>
>> >>>I like how nicknames evolve. "Licky" has evolved into "Mr. Licks" or
>> >>>"Lick-Lick-Lick" (when I'm calling him). But Licky itself is a
>> >>>nickname,
>> >>>because his real name is Licorice.
>> >>
>> >> Ahh, I know a Licorice. A charcoal grey young man. He was quite the
>> >> trouble maker in his younger days (my friends have 8 cats, I think)but
>> >> he's mellowed out now.
>> >>
>> >>>That has given rise to: "Ish" (final
>> >>>syllable of Licorice), "Ishington," and "Lick-Or-Ish" (each syllable
>> >>>enunciated slowly), among other things.
>> >>>
>> >>>Then there are songs. Most of these are silly words replacing the real
>> >>>lyrics of existing songs, but even those evolve into different
>> >>>(original)
>> >>>tunes.
>> >>>
>> >>>If you think this sounds weird, let me just say that my sister is
>> >>>worse.
>> >>>:)
>> >>>She had a cat named Caspar and his nickname was "Whitefish." Also,
>> >>>"Whitey,"
>> >>>"Fish boy," and more. Her nicknaming strategy seemed based on the cat's
>> >>>appearance or personality, rather than being variations on the original
>> >>>name - in case you're wondering how Caspar morphed into Whitefish. :)
>> >>
>> >> Yep :) Most of the nicknames I come up with have little to do with
>> >> their real names.
>>
>> > I've been called yodel, squeeky because he is meowing all the time.
>> > also meoyodle kinda ryhmes with yodel.
>>
>> Matt, people call *you* yodel? :)
>>
>> I like "meoyodel." :)
>>
>> --
>> Joyce
>> --
>>
> Oh, i meant to write ive been calling yodel squeeky.

LOL. I liked the idea of your friends calling you "Yodel" due to your
cat's meowing all the time. Or maybe due to *your* meowing all the time. :)

--
Joyce

I want freedom, the right to self expression, everyone's right to
beautiful radiant things. -- Emma Goldman

Je▀us[_6_]
August 2nd 16, 10:23 PM
On Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:32:15 -0500, "Matt Ferrari"
> wrote:

>
>"Je▀us" > wrote in message
...
>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:26:40 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
>> > wrote:
>>
>>>Je?us wrote:
>>>
>>> > My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly evolve
>>> > over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
>>> > Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she was
>>> > very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
>>> > girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).
>>>
>>>Which is an oxymoron?
>>
>> Tiger Girl :) Technically, she should be a tigress.
>>
>>>I like how nicknames evolve. "Licky" has evolved into "Mr. Licks" or
>>>"Lick-Lick-Lick" (when I'm calling him). But Licky itself is a nickname,
>>>because his real name is Licorice.
>>
>> Ahh, I know a Licorice. A charcoal grey young man. He was quite the
>> trouble maker in his younger days (my friends have 8 cats, I think)but
>> he's mellowed out now.
>>
>>>That has given rise to: "Ish" (final
>>>syllable of Licorice), "Ishington," and "Lick-Or-Ish" (each syllable
>>>enunciated slowly), among other things.
>>>
>>>Then there are songs. Most of these are silly words replacing the real
>>>lyrics of existing songs, but even those evolve into different (original)
>>>tunes.
>>>
>>>If you think this sounds weird, let me just say that my sister is worse.
>>>:)
>>>She had a cat named Caspar and his nickname was "Whitefish." Also,
>>>"Whitey,"
>>>"Fish boy," and more. Her nicknaming strategy seemed based on the cat's
>>>appearance or personality, rather than being variations on the original
>>>name - in case you're wondering how Caspar morphed into Whitefish. :)
>>
>> Yep :) Most of the nicknames I come up with have little to do with
>> their real names.
>
>I've been called yodel, squeeky because he is meowing all the time.
>also meoyodle kinda ryhmes with yodel.

:) I call Lucy 'squeecky' sometimes, she does have a high pitched voice despite being a large cat.

Joy[_3_]
August 2nd 16, 11:16 PM
On 8/2/2016 2:23 PM, Je´┐Żus wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:32:15 -0500, "Matt Ferrari"
> > wrote:
>
>>
>> "Je├čus" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:26:40 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> Je?us wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly evolve
>>>>> over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
>>>>> Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she was
>>>>> very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
>>>>> girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).
>>>>
>>>> Which is an oxymoron?
>>>
>>> Tiger Girl :) Technically, she should be a tigress.
>>>
>>>> I like how nicknames evolve. "Licky" has evolved into "Mr. Licks" or
>>>> "Lick-Lick-Lick" (when I'm calling him). But Licky itself is a nickname,
>>>> because his real name is Licorice.
>>>
>>> Ahh, I know a Licorice. A charcoal grey young man. He was quite the
>>> trouble maker in his younger days (my friends have 8 cats, I think)but
>>> he's mellowed out now.
>>>
>>>> That has given rise to: "Ish" (final
>>>> syllable of Licorice), "Ishington," and "Lick-Or-Ish" (each syllable
>>>> enunciated slowly), among other things.
>>>>
>>>> Then there are songs. Most of these are silly words replacing the real
>>>> lyrics of existing songs, but even those evolve into different (original)
>>>> tunes.
>>>>
>>>> If you think this sounds weird, let me just say that my sister is worse.
>>>> :)
>>>> She had a cat named Caspar and his nickname was "Whitefish." Also,
>>>> "Whitey,"
>>>> "Fish boy," and more. Her nicknaming strategy seemed based on the cat's
>>>> appearance or personality, rather than being variations on the original
>>>> name - in case you're wondering how Caspar morphed into Whitefish. :)
>>>
>>> Yep :) Most of the nicknames I come up with have little to do with
>>> their real names.
>>
>> I've been called yodel, squeeky because he is meowing all the time.
>> also meoyodle kinda ryhmes with yodel.
>
> :) I call Lucy 'squeecky' sometimes, she does have a high pitched voice despite being a large cat.
>

When I first got Lindy (RB), she would often run through the house,
apparently looking for something or somebody, and making "Yik! Yik!
Yik!" sounds. I used to call her "Yickaby."

Je▀us[_6_]
August 5th 16, 12:01 AM
On Tue, 2 Aug 2016 15:16:35 -0700, Joy >
wrote:

>On 8/2/2016 2:23 PM, Je?us wrote:
>> On Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:32:15 -0500, "Matt Ferrari"
>> > wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> "Je▀us" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:26:40 -0000 (UTC), Bastette
>>>> > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Je?us wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> My two have a long list of nicknames, which seem to constantly evolve
>>>>>> over time. I won't list them all (most will sound silly anyway), but
>>>>>> Annie really seemed to LIKE it when I called her 'tiger' when she was
>>>>>> very young (long story there). So she gets called 'tiger' or 'tiger
>>>>>> girl' more often than not. (I'm aware it's an oxymoron ;).
>>>>>
>>>>> Which is an oxymoron?
>>>>
>>>> Tiger Girl :) Technically, she should be a tigress.
>>>>
>>>>> I like how nicknames evolve. "Licky" has evolved into "Mr. Licks" or
>>>>> "Lick-Lick-Lick" (when I'm calling him). But Licky itself is a nickname,
>>>>> because his real name is Licorice.
>>>>
>>>> Ahh, I know a Licorice. A charcoal grey young man. He was quite the
>>>> trouble maker in his younger days (my friends have 8 cats, I think)but
>>>> he's mellowed out now.
>>>>
>>>>> That has given rise to: "Ish" (final
>>>>> syllable of Licorice), "Ishington," and "Lick-Or-Ish" (each syllable
>>>>> enunciated slowly), among other things.
>>>>>
>>>>> Then there are songs. Most of these are silly words replacing the real
>>>>> lyrics of existing songs, but even those evolve into different (original)
>>>>> tunes.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you think this sounds weird, let me just say that my sister is worse.
>>>>> :)
>>>>> She had a cat named Caspar and his nickname was "Whitefish." Also,
>>>>> "Whitey,"
>>>>> "Fish boy," and more. Her nicknaming strategy seemed based on the cat's
>>>>> appearance or personality, rather than being variations on the original
>>>>> name - in case you're wondering how Caspar morphed into Whitefish. :)
>>>>
>>>> Yep :) Most of the nicknames I come up with have little to do with
>>>> their real names.
>>>
>>> I've been called yodel, squeeky because he is meowing all the time.
>>> also meoyodle kinda ryhmes with yodel.
>>
>> :) I call Lucy 'squeecky' sometimes, she does have a high pitched voice despite being a large cat.
>>
>
>When I first got Lindy (RB), she would often run through the house,
>apparently looking for something or somebody, and making "Yik! Yik!
>Yik!" sounds. I used to call her "Yickaby."

LOL. I have heard those kind of noises before from cats. Lucy has a
quirky kind greeting that I swear she is trying to say 'hello'.

jmcquown[_2_]
August 5th 16, 01:26 AM
On 8/4/2016 7:01 PM, Je´┐Żus wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Aug 2016 15:16:35 -0700, Joy >
> wrote:
>
>> When I first got Lindy (RB), she would often run through the house,
>> apparently looking for something or somebody, and making "Yik! Yik!
>> Yik!" sounds. I used to call her "Yickaby."
>
> LOL. I have heard those kind of noises before from cats. Lucy has a
> quirky kind greeting that I swear she is trying to say 'hello'.
>
Funny cat sounds:

Buffy occasionally meows while she's running towards me. Actually more
like toward her eating station. The action of trotting along while
meowing seems to jostle her voicebox. She sounds for all the world like
Katherine Hepburn in the film 'The African Queen'. "Miiisssster
Allnut!" I promise Buffy has never seen the movie. LOL

One sound I've not [yet] heard her make is those chattery sounds cats
tend to make when they see birds, etc. It took her several months
before she even paid any attention to the outdoor critters. Now she
watches, but doesn't say a word.

Then there are the sounds Buffy makes if she sees a *cat* wandering
across the patio or back yard. OMG. Interloper! She gets extremely
angry, territorial and defensive. She turns into an orange striped
Halloween cat. Arched back, fur on end, tail puffed up to three times
normal size. HISSSSING. She howls like the proverbial Banshee. It's a
very scary sound! Fortunately my neighbor is keeping the cat (yep she's
cat-sitting Blaze again) indoors.

The most lovely cat sound, of course, is the purring. Sometimes I can
only feel her purr. Other times she purrs more audibly. Usually when
I'm stretched out reading a book.

It's very sweet when she purrs in my ear. Just please, not at 3AM. :)

Jill