As you all know, I live with eleven other cats. Three of those cats are my aunties. There's Auntie Primrose, Auntie Snowdrop and Auntie Blossom. Let me tell you something 'bout those aunties of mine. Those three have lungs!
Of course, we all have lungs. We need our lungs. Lungs are what allow us to breath in fresh air and enjoy the window whiffies and whatnot. But my three aunties must have extra large, extra powerful lungs 'cause they can suck in the air like no other cats I know and when they exhale... well... well... well you should hear 'em! Perhaps, you already have. They're pretty darned mousin' loud.
The sounds that emanate from my aunties are extraordinary. No cat can holler like my aunties. You might think you know a cat as loud as one of my aunties but you might also be wrong 'bout that 'cause my aunties have lungs like no others. They're almost as loud as my peep #1 when she does her caterwauling. Almost. The peep's caterwauling can get exceptionally loud, you see. Or should that be hear?
Anywho... back to the aunties.
For the longest time, my Auntie Snowdrop was the loudest of the three. Once, a long time ago, when we used to go to a different hospital for our check-ups and whatnot, my Auntie Snowdrop was in peep #1's arms - safely secured with a harness and lead, of course - as the peep carried her into the clinic. Auntie Snowdrop decided to make herself known to the world at that very moment. "Meowwwwwrrrr! Meowwwwwrrr! MEOWWWWWRRR! Peep said she sounded just like Scooby Dooby Do, only louder.
The clinic had an overhang and that overhang created an echo. Yes, Auntie Snowdrop's meowwwwwrrrs were echoing all over the place. The acoustics were exceptionally good for her meowwwwwrrrs, which, I'm pretty sure, Auntie Snowdrop understood. Why make a fuss if no one is gonna hear?
And hear, peeps did. I am told, there were peeps in the parking lot. They weren't overly close to where my Auntie Snowdrop and the peep stood. In fact, they were pretty far away and yet, Peep #1 said they stopped dead in their tracks and started lookin' all about, frantically. What was that noise? They didn't actually say that but I'm pretty sure that's what they were thinkin'. Well, that noise was my Auntie Snowdrop! Good one, Snow. Good to know you can keep even other cats' peeps on their toes.
Nowadays, my Auntie Snowdrop has mellowed somewhat and my Aunties Primrose and Blossom are pickin' up the slack. The noise-makin' slack, that is.
My Auntie Primrose has recently decided that the peeps aren't gettin' up early enough in the mornings. I mean, if the crack of dawn is good enough for the birds, it should be good enough for peeps. It's certainly good enough for the cats however, the cats need the peeps up too 'cause the peeps know how to open the tins.
Every morning now, Auntie Primrose sets up shop as a rooster. Dawn cracks open an eye and my auntie goes into full rooster mode. MEEEOW! MEEEOW!! MEEEOW!!! You should hear her. Personally, I put my paws over my ears and try not to but it's awfully difficult. Dawn arrives way too early for a cat like me. I'm more of a night owl, you see.
I don't know how the peeps stand the noise. Of course, their ears are not as sensitive as mine but still, one does not need sensitive ears to hear Primrose and her meeeows. You can hear her throughout the entire house. I bet you can even hear here outside of the house. Those meeeows could wake the dead, I do believe. Even if one of those dead to the world does have pillows pasted to her ears, tryin' to keep out the sound. Peep #1 knows that the noise will stop if she gets up so I wish to goodness that so would do so the very moment my Auntie Primrose starts. That would allow me to roll over and get some more sleep. I don't need to get up until breakfast is actually served and even then, I sometimes wait until the second sitting.
As my Auntie Primrose's meeeows are provin' somewhat ineffectual at wakin' up peep #1, my Auntie Blossom has decided to get in on the act. Very recently she has started hoppin' up on the bed next to the peep, going right up to her face and, when she is mere inches from the said peep's face, she lets out the mother of all meows. MMMEEEEOOOOOWWWWWWW!!! It usually takes just the one. Peepers is up in seconds.
And talk about wide eyed and bushy tailed! First time it happened, the peep's eyes were as wild as wild can be and her hair? Well, her hair practically stood on end. She looked like a squirrel caught red handed in the nut factory. MOUSES!
The funny thing is, my Auntie Blossom doesn't seem to be willin' to use her powers of vocalisation when perhaps, she really should.
Just the other night, Auntie Blossom was nowhere to be found. The peeps looked everywhere. It was well after midnight when peep #1 remembered that the garage door had been left open during the afternoon. So, well after midnight, ol' peepers headed out to the garage. She got close to the little door next to which is a window and that's when she heard it. Meow. Meow. Tiny little, plaintive meows. They could barely be heard. That's right, my Auntie Blossom had been locked in the garage.
Why Auntie Blossom hadn't let out one of her ear piercing, mother of all meows earlier on is beyond me. The peeps would have heard her. I can guarantee it. Peeps from all over the county would have heard her. I can practically guarantee that, too.
Auntie Blossom has not meowed at peep #1 for the last two mornings. I think she's still mad 'bout bein' locked in the garage. I think she's not speakin' to the peep or something. At least, that's what I think.
Your auntie blossom is so funny. Mom couldn't stop laughin while reading what your auntie blossom did... Letting out the mother of all meows. Hahaha!ReplyDelete
It sounds like getting out of the garage was not as important as getting Peep #1 out of bed. And even little meows, if used for hours, could have given poor Auntie Blossom laryngitis. Bet she's back to her caterwauling sooner than later. We think your aunties are all super cute. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista JoReplyDelete
She's just resting her meows for one giant one some morning soon.ReplyDelete
At least I hope so!
I do that to mom sometimes. She never knows when I do it until she jumps!
blossom....ewe shulda just hoped inta de car...lotz of em haza what cha call it opener door gizmo N de garage door wooda opened, then ewe coulda had a nice drive round town...stopped at de pizza parlor; donut shoppe, bak for sum ham samiches at de pizza parlor....ReplyDelete
None of us is as loud as your aunties, but Binga makes up for it in persistence, i.e., nagging! But I bet if any of us had gotten locked in the garage, we would have been pretty vocal about it!ReplyDelete
That's probably because Auntie Blossom knows the peeps are probably ready for her morning wake up meows. As soon as the peeps forget (which they often do), you might want to get yourself some ear plugs, Nissy!ReplyDelete
Yikes! I think I would be all meow'd out too!ReplyDelete
MOUSES, glad the garage adventure ended well. We have one loud boy Merlin who could wake the dead.ReplyDelete
Bwaa!! Haa!! Haa!! Mes has a pretty LOUD Meeerrrooowww! Mes thinks wes should has a meow off!ReplyDelete
We MOLed about the story of Auntie Snowdrop meowing so loudly that everybody outside the v-e-t looked.ReplyDelete
whoa! Nissy...you must have some pawerful patience...I think I would give those Aunties a couple of smacky paw pats...just to let'em know you don't appreciate the vocalization of their demands on the peepsReplyDelete
Our Nin is the same with the lungs! Lee and PhodReplyDelete
We think we know why! They are torties! And you know torties can't be ignored! We had one who, if ignored, sat up straight and whapped the mom with both paws. If that didn't work, she started pulling her hair. If they have something to say, well, you better be ready.ReplyDelete
We think Auntie Blossom will let out one big meow when the peeps least expect it!ReplyDelete
Teleporting a selection of earplugs to Nissy's home~ReplyDelete
Auntie Blossom is paw some ! Zorro has a tiny shy meow, and I (Loupi) can have a loud meow, but not so loud as your auntie I think ! PurrsReplyDelete
LOL we think a meow off is in order. Have a tremendous Thursday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
The idea of your Auntie Blossom waking up your peeps had my typist tittering in the office!!ReplyDelete
hmm why don't you ask them to turn it down a bit?Daddy is a bit noisy too!xx SpeedyReplyDelete
Well Nissy I can imagine it might get quite noisy 'round your place if everyone is "talking" at the same time. Of course being an only cat here all I can hear is my Mom and my Dad and they CAN get a bit loud with each other sometimes (tee hee). Then there's the dogs next door who bark loud.....but other than that, I guess I've got nothing to complain about. You on the other hand need EARPLUGS!ReplyDelete
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Meow is the sweetest sound. I have just gotten into the joy of asking for this and that. I think being an only for a bit gave me the idea that we communicated on a different level, Dad and I. But with 5 others pushing into the queue I have to let my meow be heard!ReplyDelete
I am Cat!
Hear me Meow!
Maybe she is saving up her energy to let out the loudest meow of her whole life later on. One of my cats pouts, maybe she is pouting. Hugs and nose kissesReplyDelete
Isn't it just like a woman to do the screechy thing!! Perhaps the aunties could join the peep's choir? That should keep them out of your ears for a bit each week!! ;)ReplyDelete
Dog, I can hear them from here!!!ReplyDelete
The think I read about them in The Cat Heard Round the World! MOL! BTW, there were some norty girls in the ad under your post tonight. Yipes!ReplyDelete
Oh no! Thanks so much for lettin' me know. I'm gonna get on Blogger's tail 'bout that right now. MOUSES!Delete
Lol,funny story! But that's notin' compared to my cat Star in the mornin'!! LolDelete
I do not care for the sound of this (get it? SOUND???) I myself have a very polite-yet-manly little meow and I almost nefur raise a stink. Not even in the PTU where I am stunned into silence.ReplyDelete
Phew, that's a lot of meowing! Mamma sleeps with ear plugs because although she can't hear my ear-piercing squeal from all the way downstairs, the cats come right up to her ear and meow (and lick!). I'm telling you, a pig's squeal is the cat's meow :-)ReplyDelete
i must admit, the bit about the peeps knowing how to open the tins did make me laugh out loud! I know that feeling exactly (from the peeps's point of view!).ReplyDelete
Maxwell: I've been informed that a certain younger brother has an earsplitting yowl and a very healthy set of lungs himself! Of course being somewhat on the deaf side of things myself, I just have to take their word for it. I feel your pain Primrose. I was locked in the garage for hours a few weeks ago. being the patient soul that I am, I just calmly made a nest on top of the convertible. But I can see with a womancat's sensibilities it might have been terribly traumatic for her.ReplyDelete
Hi Buddy, Sorry we've been AWOL for a couple of days--the Human has been hacking and coughing and feeling waaaay sorry for herself. She is useless, really. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Nerissa, I heared your auntie Pimrose meowing up 'till here and I imitated the loudness immediately. Now for two days I'm meowing Granny and Grandpa out of bed in the middle of the night... as they say...I just think it's morning all night ;) Loved the story. Pawkisses :)ReplyDelete