Well, Ivy decided to meow there for a few days.
Before Friday, I could have counted how many times I’ve heard Ivy meow on both hands. In nearly 3 years.
Mostly what you hear from Ivy is a soft, barely discernible “meh.” Just one “meh.” And that’s not even a sound I hear every day. Only occasionally.
For Two Days Ivy Decided To Meow:
But for two mornings, Ivy was on a roll.
The sounds were long, drawn-out meows like she was intent on communicating something. I never could figure out what it was though, if anything.
She doesn’t meow at me to come to feed her when I’m still in bed. But I always leave her a bit of dry food in her bowl so she doesn’t go hungry.
Not a lot because she’s already a big cat. Just enough to cover the bottom of her dry food bowl.
Ivy almost always lays on the cupboard looking out the front window until I get up. Then she knows that I will feed her about a tablespoon of moist food on a pretty little dish.
Then she will often take up her post again at the front window, where she is right now. Watching for birds to come perch in the bushes outside the window.
Then she goes to the couch and naps.
But for two mornings she went on a “meow” campaign. She meowed loud and long.
Now Ivy is silent again.
Maybe she just wanted to try her meowing skills out to make sure she hadn’t forgotten them.
Now Not A Sound From Her:
This morning, not a sound from Ivy. I guess she’s gotten it out of her system.
Now she’s back to her typical quiet self.
She plays with her swirly toys. Knocks them under furniture. Where I obediently attempt to free them with my yardstick.
Maybe Some Cats Just Aren’t Meowers:
I guess Ivy is just not the “meowing” type. I’ve actually only heard her purr a few times.
Why don’t I hear her purr? Don’t all cats purr?
If you have a cat, is he or she a “meower?” Do you hear your cat companion purr a lot?