Menopaws: The Silent Meow by Martha SacksSo the company I work for here in Alaska has made exquisite arrangements for myself and my brother to camp at an RV park for the time we are in Delta Junction, 90 miles south of Fairbanks. Seeing as how we are both approximately 50 years younger than the target customer base at this RV park, we cant be too picky about the reading material to be found in the laundry room where I do most of my hanging out. This book stuck out from the magazine rack full of americas most beloved hopelessly depraved celebrity gossip, faux news journals, and religious leaflets like a ball of hemorrhoidal tissue in a kiddy pool full of pathogenic liposuctioned bile thats been further processed through bovine intestinal tracts, then eaten and vomited twice by the unknowing public. ..what? Next time your in small town and you see this weird blackish green ooze coming out of everyones mouth that looks like it should be coming out of an entirely different oriface, and your wonderin what the fuck is going on with these people, that maybe the town has been attacked by zombies or infected with a hell spawn, now you know better. Anyways, this book was mostly pictures so I thought I could give it a go.
First of all our credibility of the author is threatened by the sheer implausibility of various illustrated situations. It gives problems and solutions of menopause illustrated with cats doing a number of things I have never seen cats do. Smoking cigarettes, trying on lingerie?.. Lets get real folks. The plot is a bit meandering. The three sections are body, mind, and lifestyle. One of the lifestyle problems is obsession with the occult. Really? Is that really something significantly related to menopause, or just being retarded? I know many people who fancy occult nonsense who are not on menopause. I began to think that the author was showing opportunistic signs at that point. She most likely threw that in because she wouldnt have the chance to show cats at a seance in any of her other books. She probably thought it was a cute picture. Or the illustrator made it up and demanded that his hard work on the picture not be in vain. As with many picture books for children and the elderly, the character development is poor. You see a similar looking cat a few times throughout the book, but you dont even know her name. Also random cats just come in and out of the book haphazardly. I turn the page and I am struck dumb by another unknown cat that just came way out of left field. I have no idea how to relate to this cat because no background has been provided. How can I judge the quality of the decisions that these cats are making with their bodies, minds, and lifestyles? They are like untethered buoys lost at sea. I cant guide the path of my life on these lost souls. How does the author expect for anyone to?
At least it wasnt over written. Those who have read And the ass saw the angel by nick cave and thought it was overwritten might give this book a shot. As for myself I think I will get back to the Oscar Wilde section of my malcontents book. I gave this 2 stars as opposed to 1 because there is a level of literature much worse than this that goes along the lines of the material that was surrounding this book where I found it. Im trying to maintain consistent rating integrity here unlike some folks.
Reasons Why Cats Make Silent Meows
Join Now. Cats, whether big or small, rely on vocalizations to communicate, and none is more important than the classic meow. It's how a kitten talks to her mom, how she greets her human parents, and how she asks for dinner. So if vocalizing is such an important form of cat communication, then why does she sometimes meow without sound? Is there such a thing as a silent meow? To put a cat's meow into perspective, there are at least five different types of meows , and the tone and pitch of each meow signals a different emotion, need or want. Your kitty knows exactly which meow or chirp will get her a snuggle or a midnight snack.
Most cat owners enjoy the sound of their cat purring away. If your cat isn't really a talker, it may be normal cat behavior but look for signs that it's something more serious. If a normally vocal cat suddenly falls quiet for extended periods of time, some concern might be warranted. If your pet has always been on the quiet side but otherwise seems happy and healthy, then it's probably the cat's nature and is perfectly normal. Cats are individuals, just like humans, and there are quiet types as well as avid talkers. Cat vocalization also tends to be breed-specific. Siamese cats are notoriously loud and harsh in their plentiful meows, while a Birman is quiet by nature.
For any bona fide lover of felines, not many things can be more endearing and just plain precious than the sight of a cat attempting to meow -- but it coming out completely silent. Adorable as the silence is, it's probably not intentional on your kitty's part. Your ears simply can't hear sounds that high. If your cat meows at you silently, you may not be able to hear it, but that doesn't mean that other felines won't. Cats are capable of picking up significantly higher sounds than people are -- with maximums of between 50 and 60 kilohertz.
For dogs, they bark and whine. When a cat meows, we listen to it in an effort to decipher the message the cat is trying to convey.
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