March 30, 2016

QUESTION ASKED: What Are Cats Trying to Tell Us?

Nearly all New York State pet owners talk to their pets like they’re fellow humans, according to a recent poll.

Many believe their dogs and cats can respond with barks or meows that communicate hunger, fear, or simply the need to pee.

But do the animals tawk back in a Brooklyn accent?

That’s the sort of thing Swedish cat lover and phonetics researcher Suzanne Schötz is working to find out.

I don’t know if my Bengal has a midwestern accent like mine, but regardless his verbal communications seem to be limited to “feed me,” “rub my belly,” and “you will now bleed.”