Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Cats On Tuesday--Manipulative Purrs
It came as no surprise to read the Discovery post about cat's manipulative purrs titled "Cats Use Special Purr to Manipulate Humans". All of us cat women/men know this one, right???
Here's the link in case you missed it. I twittered about it right away because I was so amused!
Link to Special Purr to Manipulate Humans
It's this one paragraph which really says it all:
"Cats have about the right size of vocal folds to produce a cry that is similar to a baby's, so there is a coincidental element," explained McComb. "In fact, the meow can sound remarkably like a crying child, which will be particularly effective with humans."
This is how Ms. Queenie Anela works my partner....it's his instinct to take care of a baby.
However, since I'm the Alpha Cat in our home, I'm onto her baby-sounding-meow, and she can't work me like she does him.
And do your cats manipulate you?
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