Cats 'exploit' humans by purring

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    BBC.

    Cheeky little buggers! I love 'em though :eek: :)
     
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    My cat does better: he meows, purrs and yawns at the same time. It's freakin' adorable! :eek:
     
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    Really? Out of all the things, thats the best they can research?
     
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    I'm sorry, but the story is bunk.

    People don't own cats. Rather cats own their people. :D
     
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    Knowledge appears flippant to all who can't see an application.
     
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    Humm. I wish they had paid me — I would have given them years' worth of research. ;)

    I know that "soliciting purr" too well. Especially around 5 in the morning (summer time) if the bedroom door isn't locked "properly".
     
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    This explains much...
     
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    Cats are scary. Especially when you're just about to fall asleep, then you hear one make a "reow" cat noise.
     
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    Yep my cat used to do that when i lived back home at my parents OR they jump on your bed and land on you
     
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    My cats do that all the time. The little one, which weighs about 2 pounds, eats as much as she weighs, per day. As soon as I go in the house, she will come in and start purring and crying for food.

    OT: Why do cats stick their butts up in the air when you scratch them there?
     
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    That is exactly why I am not a pet person. They scare me!
     
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    Have you not ever been touched in such a way that it makes you squirm? I imagine that's what it is, kind of like being tickled but not as menacing. At least this is what I make of it. My cat translator is still in the works.

    Puuuurrrrrrrrrrr
     
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    Exactly! Dogs have owners. Cats have slaves.
     
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    It's funny, because cats also 'meow' towards humans. Cats don't make that noise towards any other animal.
     
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    I listened to that and have to say that for something that had to be 'researched' by a bunch of academics it all strikes me as being slightly obvious. High pitched, urgent meow, cat wants something? Their research has nothing on lolcats as a work on feline behaviour :D
     
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    *hugs cat* :eek:
     
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    I loves me some kittehs.
     
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    Before breakfast my cat purrs like crazy. He has been very close and attentive.

    After breakfast, he gives the "do I know you?" look. :p

    It was an interesting article when I read it, and I wanted to listen closer to his purr. However, I was running kinda late this morning and just gave him chow before he even got close to me.
     
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    Ah, much better stated. :)

    Snort. That look is golden especially when given from above as they bask on a piece of tall furniture.
     
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    I had a cat once that never gave the look and gave those nose taps on demand. She was the bestest cat evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! :eek:
     
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    Manipulative little s***!
    Whatever. He's cute. Its not like I need to be manipulated to give him luvz.
     
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    It's truly hard to beat a purring cat in terms of persuasiveness and affection. It just gets ya right there, deep down. :)
     
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    I've got a kitten on my lap right now and she's purring, also nipping at my fingers. She really is Teh Cuteness.

    I would imagine cats are pretty conniving.
     

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