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This is new and fun! Former Amazon engineer, Javier Sanchez, who previously worked on Amazon's Alexa has now unveiled his latest project and it's all about cats! An app that translates your cat's meows -- MeowTalk. 

You'll be able to decipher your cat's meow based on tone, everything from "I'm hungry" to even "I'm in pain." 

Javier Sanchez who was working with Bellevue-based tech company Akvelon developed this app named MeowTalk. Sanchez tells King 5, "It's not a language. They don't share words or communicate with each other. Cats never meow at each other out in nature."

So, what was the inspiration being this app? Sanchez reveals he was initially intrigued by the NPR series, "The Secret Language of Cats," and thanks to previously working on Alexa, he was motivated to develop this new tool for cats. According to Sanchez and his team, there are about "nine intents that all cats have." 

The ultimate goal for this app is to someday become a collar with a voice response. While testing a prototype of this collar, Sanchez holds his own kitten and when the cat let out a meow, it translated to "I'm angry, leave me alone!"

Sounds pretty accurate to us! While the development of this app is still underway we definitely look forward to this fun, and perhaps knowledgeable, app! 

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When you have poor social skills but try to make friends anyway. This cockatoo just wants to fit into the cool cat crew that he's living with! Not only does the cockatoo meow at the cats, when one cat got too close, you can also hear the bird hiss at it. True feline language has been mastered by this smart birdie! If those cats were confused as to why this other weird-looking "cat" was meowing at them, that hiss would've solidified him being one of them. 

Good job, Sir Cockatoo, we are thoroughly impressed by your dedication to infiltrate the feline crew. 


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Wholesome Tumblr Story Of A Cat Who Doesn't Meow

When Tumblr user, sailorcuba, shared their thoughts on how adorable a cat's meow is to any verbal response, it paved the way for another user to share a funny and wholesome story of a cat who had never had human interaction before. 

We've heard that adult cats don't actually meow at other cats to communicate, but rather just at humans to let us know when they want something. This story could be further proof of that claim. 

Tumblr is filled with endless cat gems, we hope to never discover them all because that would just take out the excitement for when we do across a gem such as this thread below. 


tumblr story of a human who befriended a cat who doesn't meow - thumbnail of the beginning of the thread "the purest form of serotonin is when a cat looks at u and u go like "what?" and it meows at u" like is very unspecific response sill have no idea want but applaud adorably meowed all same, well done moderngargoyle Follow This post led reminisce on nature cat's meowing, and have funny story befriended feral cat once who had spent her life forest without human
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Cats are already cute enough but a munchkin cat? Oh man, it's just cuteness to the 2nd power.

And a talkative munchkin kitten? Our hearts just exploded and proceeded to melt all over the floor. When you think of toughness, it's tough to enough a munchkin kitten. However, this lil kitkat has something to say and something to say now! We're trying our best to decode the meows and figure out what it's trying to tell us. 

Our number one theory is that it's saying, "I'm tiny and frustrated!" Which is true and would make sense. What do you think this kitten is saying? Wrong answers only. 


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Subreddit "Cats Who Yell" Is All About Cats Turning Their Vocal Cords To The Max

"Cats yelling. All yells are valid and good. Yawns will be shamed" states the description of this cool subreddit group and it doesn't lie. 

People in this group are invited to send photos of their cats meowing and yelling. 

The loudest the better. 

So, turn on your speakers as these cats have a lot to say.    


Subreddit "Cats Who Yell" Is All About Cats Turning Their Vocal Cords To The Max | funny cats screaming yelling cat acting dramatic while being picked up
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Do you know what's cuter than one kitten? Seven kittens. 

Seven kittens, aged between 3-4 weeks, all meowing at once! Be still our beating hearts -- there's only so much cuteness we can handle! 

And yes, this video is a bit old but who can blame us for wanting to reminiscence and watch a video that brings the smiles?

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Apparently this cat belongs to Girl Talk? Which makes it even more special in my mind.

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Kittens "enjoy" a bath after being brought home from a shelter; eardrum-piercing cuteness follows.