Mews and Nips: Do Cats Purr When Humans Aren’t Around?


Purring is usually considered a sign of contentment, but there’s more to a cat’s purr than meets the ear. Purring can be a sign of happiness, but there are other reasons why cats purr. I came across a fascinating article this week that explores all aspects of purring, from how the sound is generated, to the different kinds of purrs, and the different reasons why cats purr. Read Do Cats Purr When Humans Aren’t Around on The Conversation.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, Jessica Fritschle shared a detailed account of how she built a catio for her cats, on Tuesday, we explored why cats love boxes so much, on Wednesday, we offered advice on how to help a shy cat deal with visitors, and on Friday, we reviewed A Hiss Before Dying. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for an Assisi Loop!

A little cuteness overload for your Saturday? Today’s video is sure to make you go “awww!”

Have a great weekend!

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