22 Feb 2020

MY FAVORITE ANIMAL SOUND

Besides the various birds which chirp here around before they get caught by cats and  dogs barking sometimes the whole day, which gets on my nerves, I had the charming sound of 4 cats. I point out "had" because sadly 2 of them passed away in the last 2 years. But of course they are not physically here anymore, but still in my heart.

I recognized immediately who was "talking" the biggest cat


called Kim made a soft little meow, hardly to hear like a little kitten, which didn't fit to her body at all.


The other female Pookie was grey and had, what I would call a normal meow as all street cats


The third and still getting on my nerves is little Rosie. She is a very little cat but has a loud voice. Unfortunately when she was out and comes in she announces her arrival with loud meows, even when it is 3 am. She doesn't care if it is day or night, she just has to tell us that she is back ! And I never had asked her to do so !

The worst is Arthur 18 years old but his voice hasn't changed. He still sings operas


but not like a Pavarotti, but rather like I would imagine a cat in a Hitchcock movie, or one who on a graveyard who scares people to dead. He still surprises us and I don't talk aboutthe reaction of our guests. He does this mostly when he wants to eat and as he eats a lot he makes a lot of noise too.

What I also know is of course the moo of a cow, and other farm animals. When we first moved here I hated a rooster who crowed at 4 am and woke up the whole area. One day it stopped so I suppose somebody had complained or he had landed in a cooking pot.

Camels make strange sounds with their tongue, difficult to describe and you better step back if you don't want to get a shower.

There is also the snake whistle or the quack quack of a frog.

The friend's parrot who asked us "are you going to bed ?" when we left doesn't sound like a bird but rather like a human. When he doesn't speak he screams, not a very nice noise.

But the best sound for me I have learned on Internet thanks to YouTube ! An Australian friend talked about a bird called Kookaburrra



who laughed every morning very early in her garden and woke her up ! I had never seen or heard such a bird and now I want one ! waking up with a laughing bird can only bring a lucky day !





Linking to Linda G. Hill SOCS - Animal Sound

7 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

I love kookaburras and they can become so tame, whenever I hear one I rush outside to see where it is. But I do miss having a cat of my own to meow at me.

diane b said...

I can't stand barking dogs or mewing cats but I can't help laughing too when I hear a kookaburra or better still a group of kookaburras.

William Kendall said...

The variety of ways a cat can vocalise are surprising.

Andrew said...

I think I have used the same kookaburra video in the past. If you haven't, look up how they kill snakes.

Jo said...

It's so sad when we lose our furbabies. I miss Shadow and Ginger. I can't believe that Arthur is still so vocal at such a big age. Our Chappie has the loudest meouw. All the time - she asks for food. The other three just sit paws neatly in front of them and look at me, until I react by giving them special treats. I love the kookaburra. Very similar to our kingfishers here in Africa .

Fun60 said...

I agree they make a very likeable sound.

Wendy said...

It's definitely a different noise but rather loud lol