This is a semi-serious question. I think that many of us talk to our cats in high-pitched voices the way we might if talking to a baby. We might even use baby talk. Does anyone know if cats actually prefer these high-pitched voices? (I'm sure they have no particular preference regarding the baby talk.) Am I the only one who talks to my cat that way? Is it a displaced maternal instinct? It's said that women tend to hold their babies with their left arm; some say this is so the baby can hear the mother's heart beat, and some say it's because most women are right handed. Lo and behold, when I hold my cats in my arms like a baby, it's against the left side. Maybe the high-pitched voice thing is similar. Any opinions?