For many years, I have been attempting to capture in an audio-recording the mournful cries that Tucker emits now and then. These eerie wails never come in my presence, though I need only be in another room – not absent from the apartment all together – for them to issue. What they mean, and why the Tuxter makes them, I cannot say. He has always made them, and they seem connected with no discomfort, pain, hunger, fear or other apparent emotion.
Whenever he has uttered them, however, I have been too late in seizing my telephone in order to record them. Then, after an embarrassingly lengthy amount of time, I realised that my roly poly sometimes repeated the cries a few minutes after a first series. This did not mean that I would have my telephone handy when the moment arrived, but it gave me warning.
This afternoon, while in the bedroom, I heard Tucker begin them. These are what may constitute my cat’s reports to his home-world…
Goodness! I've heard a lot of pussy~catReplyDelete
sounds in my life...but that beats them
all..Can't actually pin point the sound
either..perhaps the intro to a lullaby
he's heard in the past...HeHe! Bless!x
You go for it Tucker..!x
Tucker...you should form your own group--get some interviews with the ferals when they come by, for members. You'd make a lot of nip and morsels singing in night clubs. You are a natural born blues singer! You know how to belt it out, Tucks!ReplyDelete
Ooooh boy! That's funny and endearing and perhaps even a bit scary...depending on what he's reporting to the Mother World! :-DReplyDelete
Fabulous vocal Tucker.ReplyDelete
My Shady used to call like that, for no apparent reason, and Saku does too but only when he carries his blanket. Tucker's call is different though, deeper for certain.ReplyDelete
There is a yodeling quality to your mournful cries, Tucker!ReplyDelete
I'll try to get some of Sweetie's whisker-and-cigarettes version of her reports to The Feline Home-World.
Tucker sure can belt it out!ReplyDelete
You've got the vocal cords Tucker!! :)ReplyDelete
I've had cats for 50 years, but I don't think I've ever heard one that sounds like that. This week the Cosy Apartment - next week the Metropolitan Opera. Way to go Tucker!ReplyDelete
Good God. I've heard many cat-sounds in my time, but never ones like that.ReplyDelete
They sound just like whale calls. Can we be sure that Tucker is *not* a...
He may have been once, but he's lost weight since then...Delete
Strange! I wonder what Tucker is saying? Do the other cats answer back or just ignore him?ReplyDelete
I do like the sound of his voice.
The other cats may lift their heads when he starts but they ignore him otherwise. I like to hear Tucker's voice, too.Delete
It is most definitely some communication as both Toby and Einstein jumped to attention as soon as I played it. They were not startled but was looking and listening. Like a call across the distance. A really interesting response we had hereReplyDelete
I wonder if they read something into Tucker's call, or if it was something weird and strange to them.Delete
That is quite the call that Tucker has! I noticed a slight trill in it as well which cats and kittens use to communicate. Flynn never lost his trill. He would happily trill away as he walked beside me on our walks talking to me all the way.ReplyDelete
Yes, Tucker trills quite often, when we play or talk. How delightful it sounds, and Flynn must've sounded just as cheery.Delete
Wow, play that to the outside world at Halloween!! LOL!ReplyDelete
Immediately as I
played it, both pups got up and ran barking to 'get the intruder', Oops...hope they didn't wake hubby up who goes early to bed for his 5 am getting up times.
It's funny the reactions Tucker's calls receive. I guess he'd better watch his tongue around dogs...Delete