Saturday, March 14, 2015

No Clever Post Title

I've been thinking how, over the years we'd give voice to Orbit's antics, attitudes and facial expressions.  As much as he was a crusty old man- and we certainly had that voice down solid- I'm reminded of so many other times when we'd give him the voice of a toddler.
     We were both guilty of talking to him- and making him talk- like a child.  If you're truly a cat lover you'll know how this works.  It's so funny how he could be both at the same time, and we entertained ourselves (at his expense, of course, though he'd say otherwise) for hours on end almost daily. 
     So many times I could sit there with him on my lap, talking to him in whichever voice I chose.  He'd always do one of two things;  Either he'd completely ignore me, or he'd look at me blankly, his eyes saying "wow, what an idiot, talking to a cat, as if I can understand what you're saying."
     Just some random reminiscing for a rainy Saturday afternoon, I guess. 
     

8 comments:

Brian said...

Dad.has figured out that talking in a normal voice usually keeps my attention!

Summer said...

My human talks to me like I'm a kitty! At least I don't hear her talking to anyone else that way.

Eastside Cats said...

Many experts believe that cats understand what we say. At least, they can feel the love behind our words, if not the actual meaning. Orbit was just absorbing your warm feelings for him!

The Island Cats said...

We hear what the humans are saying...but sometimes it just sounds like blah blah blah blah blah... :)

William said...

Yep, my mom uses different voices. But if it's her normal voice, it's usually to tell us to settle down.

whatever that means.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys...there are as many different voices in the whole of trout towne as there are fish in the sea; by both cats & humans....nice to reminisce ♥♥ ~~

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's nice to reminisce...
and know how much love was in the room.
Love,
Lily

The Indulged Furries said...

My dad often talks giberish to me.