How can we help it? It’s an irresistible, delicious sound.
But it seems that this wonderful noise has a couple of different possible meanings.
When you ask the experts:
… you get some interesting answers.
One the one hand, yes, purring cats are often simply expressing happiness.
(That’s what we always thought, right?)
But purring can also be an expression of distress, or a self-comforting behavior.
So the next time you hear the quiet rumbling of your cat’s purr, double check there’s nothing amiss with your fur baby.
And if all is well with your cat family, you’re in for a treat.
Because that feeling of contentment is contagious.
Some of it’s bound to rub off on you (along with some cat fur of course)!
When cats purr, it’s not only the furry family members who feel good! The humans get plenty of positive pay-offs, too.
A purring kitty demands to be stroked. And stroking a cat has been scientifically proven to help with several health issues, from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, to reducing stress and depression.
Having a pussycat in the family is officially good for you!
It’s an achievement to create a relaxing, safe space for your fur baby.
Setting up the right environment for a happy pussycat is no accident.
It takes some planning and thought (Where will she sleep? Where will she play?).
Why would kitties ever trouble themselves to speak, when slitted eyes and a loud rumble expresses pleasure (with a capital ‘P’) just fine?
(You can learn it free right here!)
Purring is a specialist skill which most animals don’t have (but did you know 14 other kinds of animals purr?)
Cats are special – and it’s hard not to feel downright smug for being connected to one!
A cat’s purr is the ultimate companionable sound. It’s more relaxing than music. And it often makes more sense than the TV!
When you’re sitting with a gently purring cat, it’s simply impossible to feel lonely.
That rumbling sound creates a feeling of wellbeing for everyone who can hear it.
It’s calming. It’s reassuring. It murmurs soothingly, “All is well”.
Never mind saying “I love you” with a bunch of roses!
Pussycats don’t need to bother with grand gestures like that.
That sweet vibration says it all.
It means that some powerful feel-good medicine is heading your way. Anytime you can hear that magical rumbling sound, you can remember that everything’s OK.
Because when cats purr, you have to smile.