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I have two cats, one of them is extremely timid and not up for being cuddled. He went through a horrible health ordeal this week and ended up at a really nice and great vet. The vet really helped him a lot, the only disturbing thing was, that he kept calling the Nigel and me "cat's name's mom and dad". Strange, a bit funny and it got me thinking - how would cats talk about us to, I guess other cats? I think, my non-timid cat would refer to me by his name. He is a huge, extremely friendly cat, but honestly, I don't think he's a genius. He probably thinks everything is called his own name. He probably is not a great conversationalist and just sees the Nigel and me as some lower cat forms.

Timid cat would probably just call me "that woman".

How about your cat's?

I have two cats, one of them is extremely timid and not up for being cuddled. He went through a horrible health ordeal this week and ended up at a really nice and great vet. The vet really helped him a lot, the only disturbing thing was, that he kept calling the Nigel and me "cat's name's mom and dad". Strange, a bit funny and it got me thinking - how would cats talk about us to, I guess other cats? I think, my non-timid cat would refer to me by his name. He is a huge, extremely friendly cat, but honestly, I don't think he's a genius. He probably thinks everything is called his own name. He probably is not a great conversationalist and just sees the Nigel and me as some lower cat forms. Timid cat would probably just call me "that woman". How about your cat's?

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At least one of my cats has perfected an imitation of my kids' whining. No kids in the house, I am in the shower and hear "moooooooooooooooooooooom".

Right, Cat. You know what I don't need? That. Thanks.

[–] PaulaAlquist 9 points Edited

The Help We Did Not Hire, One Day From Being Fired.

Code name Fatsy Recline calls me The Can Opener, alternately.

Haha- love the name Fatsy Recline!

Our cats have names that are considered unusual - the little one is named after a character from literature. The really nice vet (whom I believe to actually be a trans cat) kept suggesting that he may wanted to be renamed.

Fatsy Recline is what I call her on ovarit, it suits her! One day I was talking about her here and used that as her code name, for she is very very private, and lazy and has the largest pouch of any cat ever.

i have 2 cats, one would call me 'mummy' without a doubt.

the other wouldn't deign to address me or refer to me.

I'm pretty sure my cat thinks of my partner as her Gigantic Kitty Boyfriend.

And me as The One Who Buys The Fuzzy Things.

The Nigel, to timid cat, must be "that man that sleeps in my bed". At least I'm probably "that woman I allow to sleep in my bed"

Definitely Nigel is “this guy who has overstayed his welcome and is always around. And in the way.”

:) to be fair - this cat was the last one in but has at this point throughly rewritten history. He loves and adores older cat and loves griping at him (enjoyed by exactly zero living beings in this house). I assume he laments about how it was a huge mistake getting my Nigel and me.

[–] space_out 5 points Edited

Tasty - her favourite stim is to lick my hands. And door hinges.

Or longcat - she calls me and jumps on top of me to get on high places, makes me feel like a superhero 😊. Or ladder.

Most likely mom or devoted servant lol. My cat found me years ago when I was sitting outside on my deck smoking pot. I heard squeaking coming from under the deck and thought it was a trapped bird. When I looked under I saw her eyes light up and this big ass cat came running towards me. I took her inside to feed her and bathe her and the rest is history.

I always talk to her like I would anyone else and she is incredibly good at mimicking human tones to communicate back. She even knows how to say ‘thank you’ using two syllables when I give her something. When I tell her not to do something she back talks me with the sass of teenager while complying which I think is absolutely adorable, and she always has to have the last word. So I’m going to go with “mom” lol.

Oh, talking cats are the best! My... Slow... Cat (he just tripped on the stairs, got caught in a paper bag and then snacked on some lint) is pretty silent, but all of my black cats have been exceedingly talkative. The current one is big on telling me what he thinks I should be doing for Dopey, last black cat essentially kept nattering on about random stuff and Black cat number one was quite the conversationalist.

The fact that my cat seems to want me to wash her when she’s a stinky mess makes me think she thinks I’m her mom.

Mom. She showed up as a starving stray kitten and she most definitely thinks I am her mom.

My cat also thinks I’m her mom. Like all of her cat behavior toward me is very kittenlike from the constant meowing to the kneading to the following me EVERYWHERE.

The thought of her calling me that creeps me out though.

Keeper of the Pantry. Scratcher and Cuddler of their most royal selves.

[–] Carrots90 5 points Edited

I’ve had many cats and likely many names

Servant, lady in waiting, support staff.

Hair I like to knead at night with my litter box paws, sometimes eat as snack

Audience for my 2 am zoomies, (fun for all involved)

Hopeless optimist who thinks she can put delicate things on shelves

Hopeless optimist who thinks she can have plants

The fool who let that large, smelly, uncouth, panting, wagging, slobbering, wet nosed creature follow her home and stay in the house

The fool who let that large, smelly, uncouth, sneezing/wet nose when I get on his lap, loud tool having, weird music playing, creature follow her home and stay in the house

I have a friend who is convinced that all of her cats refer to her and her partner as "the staff" lol

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