mimetic felines

yesterday, when watching a video of african parrots speaking, a friend mentioned that feral cats don’t meow in nature…cats are natural imitators, they shape shift their language for the ones they are around, in an attempt at empathy and understanding.  so the mewing is just what humans sound like to them, compared to other species.  so the next time a cat is meowing, remember that she is not just talking to herself, she is speaking with you in mind, like you would choose the native language of a particular person in the room whom you wanted to hear you.
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