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So, last week I put up a video of Marty from soon after we got him, and his funny, squeaky little meow. In case you missed it, here it is:

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Someone asked if his voice had changed any since then, so I got a video so y’all can judge for yourselves.

I shot this video yesterday as soon as I went into the foster room. The babies get their snack of canned cat food first thing in the morning, so they’ve all gotten used to yelling at me as soon as I walk in. No one yells more than our Marty.

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His voice may have deepened a little, but it’s still the same funny meow.

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And while we’re on the topic of cats and their voices, Coltrane certainly has a very distinctive, VERY high-pitched voice. Every evening he takes up residence on the side stoop, and any time Fred or I go out there, Coltrane has something to say to us. (In the second part of the video, you can hear Maxi’s meow, which is lower and huskier, but no less distinctive!)

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I know, I know. I’ve put up an AWFUL lot of pictures of Corbett recently, but I just can’t help it. He’s so gorgeous that every time I see him I can’t help but take a thousand pictures of him. I swear I’ll point the camera in the direction of some of the other cats… tomorrow. For today, feast your eyes upon the sheer gorgeous stripey perfection of the kitty known (to me) as Corby McGee.


2009, part 1: (Trick sentence! Nothing will stop me from worrying!)
2009, part 2: Ike (just passing through)
2008: I have no idea what Kaylee does with herself at night, maybe she sneaks downstairs and snuggles with Spanky, who knows?
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: Ye GODS does that hurt, to have a kitten climbing up your back.



9-8-10 — 10 Comments

  1. Martin sounds Siamese now! And I love to see a big ol’ tomcat like Coltrane acting and sounding like a little helpless kitten. Mama Maxi wasn’t taken in, though.

    Keep up the good work, Robyn!

  2. Hey, when did Marty get big? Why, he’s positively doubled in size. At least! you’re feeding them too well, Robyn. Coltrane is a cute, cute boy and Maxi is lovely! I may have to get more cats…:)

  3. I have a cat whose meow is a mix between Marty and Coltrane. She’s only 3, but she reminds me of a little old lady bickering.

    Also, I’d like to ask you about kitten behavior… I have a kitten, maybe 4 or 5 months old, I believe he was taken away from his momma too young as he was miniscule when I adopted him (my local humane society was so over filled they were adopting out cats for $15 for the first one, $5 for each one after. I grabbed two babies, the $15 baby was a very sick kitty and although I tried he didn’t make it). He was barely bigger than my hand and I have tiny hands. He liked to nuzzle my neck and face, which is precious, but he hasn’t grown out of doing that. He does it with such urgency, very important nuzzling, it’s cute and loving, but I have to get some sleep. Yes, he wakes me up to press his cold wet nose into my face and neck. I’m trying to be consistent at stopping him before he starts when I’m awake, but he doesn’t seem to be getting the message.
    Any suggestions?

  4. Goodness Robyn! Is that a genuine Electric power cat tree? I’ve only read about those in Popular Science. My poor furkids have to settle with a 5K Diesel with pull start. It’s noisy, but they seem to like it….

  5. Becca, I’m going to post your question in my entry on Friday – I don’t have any suggestions myself, but I’m sure someone out there will!

    Jenibach: You confused me, I had to go look at the pictures to see what you were talking about. Heh! That cord goes past the cat tree to the water fountain. 🙂

  6. Awwwwwww!!! Martin and his funny meow/purr!! Awwwwww!!! How gorgoeus – and so distinctive!!! What a cutie!! I’ve never heard anything like it – it’s so lovely and tugs at heartstrings!! Awwwww!

    And Coltrane’s just adorable – it’s a very sweet high pitched meow guaranteed to make me go awwwwwwwwww!!! I can just about hear Maxi’s too! Lovely!

    Corbett’s is beautiful – these are lovely pics!
    Take care

  7. Now here’s a question for you! I’ve been reading here for absolutely ages but I can’t for the life of me remember if you’ve already mentioned this. Has Coltrane been “done”? And if he has did he only have one ball?

    I’m not being really pervy but my cat Gizmo who looks so similar to Coltrane has a high pitched meow quite like that and he only had one ball… so I wonder if its anything to do with that? Or just cos they are ginger?

    Just a thought!

  8. jessca’s comment made me lol!

    i <3 cat meows! nephthys won me over with hers. we were at the shelter looking for a cat for a friend, and she sang to me and i had to have her! she meows SO LOUD and purrs soooo softly.