Mimi Sounds

Mimi Sounds

Kliban cartoon Mimi makes more different vocalizations than any cat I've ever known. Sure, I've known cats who talked more often, but that didn't mean they had a larger vocabulary--any more than people who talk a lot do. When I first started noticing all her "cat words," I was reminded of the Kliban cartoon at right (from his book cat, of course).

And I thought it would be fun to make a list of all the sounds I heard Mimi make. I did get kind of discouraged in short order, though, mainly because I couldn't figure out how to spell most of them. And lately she's become less talkative. In any case, here's the list I managed to compile thus far:


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