Mews and Nips: The Complicated Truth About a Cat’s Purr


When I saw the headline “The Complicated Truth About a Cat’s Purr,” I thought “oh, it’s probably just another click bait headline with not much substance.” Much to my delight, the article from BBC Future turned out to be an in depth piece exploring why cats purr and what purring means. From the physiology of purring to how cats us purring to communicate, this article covers it all. Read the full article on BBC Future.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, Dr. Lynn Bahr answered reader questions, on Tuesday, we featured a folding cat tree, on Wednesday, author Lucy Burdette told us about the cats in her Key West mysteries, on Thursday, we introduced you to the Purrfect Cat Box. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for an autographed copy of Lucy Burdette’s latest mystery, Death on the Menu.

Today’s video of a sleepy kitten is one of the sweetest things I’ve seen in a long time – enjoy!

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: The Complicated Truth About a Cat’s Purr

  1. Rick
    August 13, 2018 at 6:09 am (3 years ago)

    Nice Video. Please let me sleep 🙂

  2. Maria T
    August 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I adore this little video of the kitten falling asleep to the sweet sound of a music box. My Godmother gave me a very specal music box – it is sitting inside of a plush animal, a toy Poodle, that moves its head with the song. The music/lullaby is by Johannes Brahms – please listen to this, it is so beautiful What I wanted to say, is that a cat’s purr is so unique, and I have layed down on the floor next to a cat, petting or brushing her, and almost fallen asleep from the purring. Lullabys are great – by Brahms or by a cat.

    • Ingrid
      August 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

      I’ve always loved Brahms’ lullaby – one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written in my opinion.

  3. Sue Brandes
    August 11, 2018 at 12:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Cute kitty video. Enjoy your weekend.


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