Your cat recognises your voice. If you are talking to someone in a different room or place to where your cat is, your cat may want to join in. This certainly applies to me. If my cat is in the living room and I’m in a bedroom talking to someone, he’ll start talking to me. He wants to be involved and he might think I am talking to him. He’ll go on talking to me until I go to him or he comes to me.
This is what may have happened when the person presenting this video was interrupted by his adorable cat (Note – 1: I have presumed that this cat is connected to the person in the video. It certainly looks that way).
This cat also puts his paw into his human companion’s mouth. That may be significant. I am not sure what it indicates. It may be an indication of how important sound is to a domestic cat.
When I lived with Binnie, on two, rare occasions, I placed her in a boarding cattery when I went away. When I returned to pick her up and called out to her, as I approached her enclosure, she would prick up her ears and look at me from a distance. This is nothing exceptional. It is simply that my cat had recognized my voice.
The sound of our voice is important to our cat; that and the way we smell (our scent). To our cat, our sound is our label as is our scent. I have always thought that our voices should be “melodious”! What I mean is, gentle and pleasant sounding. However some people say it should be high pitched because cats hear frequencies that are higher than we can hear.
I don’t think it matters that much, except it should be friendly and warm. There is a well known video of a cat doing the exact opposite, which is another example of the seedy side of YouTube. Cats learn to associate the sound of your voice with pleasant experiences if you’re a good cat caretaker. This makes life nicer for a cat when you talk.
Note – 2: I’d like to thank Dan for showing me the video, which gave me the idea for this post.