Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
Do you talk to Fluffy using baby talk? Does Fluffy like it?
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?