What noise does a cat make? You probably think the answer is “meow.” But not when it comes to this special cat.
Yodeling is one of those talents that most people appreciate, kind of.
Sure, if someone loves to yodel, then good for them. But is it really worth all that effort? That’s what most of us barely even bother to consider.
But one cat appears to think that yodeling is the best way to get his owner’s attention.
Every time he wants to come indoors, he heartily begins to cry out his own, “Yodel-ay-ee-oo.”
The owner started telling people about her cat’s amazing talent. But no one would believe her. So she decided to record him one day.
The video shows two different instances of the cat yodeling at her back door, begging to be let inside.
Then, when the owner refuses to let the musical cat indoors, he hisses at her.
She tells him, “Don’t you hiss at me.” So the cat gets back to what he does best. You guessed it, yodeling.
The owner then uploaded the footage to YouTube. It has since gone viral.
To date, it has gained over 8 million views. It also has more than 61,000 likes and 8,700 comments. People have been saying things like this:
So is this cat unique or are there other feline yodelers out there?
There are other cat yodeling videos online.
But none seem to be as good as the cat in the viral hit. That cat could succeed where the movie Cats failed.
Another successful video shows how to get most cats to yodel. But it’s not quite the same thing as the natural yodeling.
First of all, you need a few things and a few techniques. Most importantly, you need a cat that is fairly relaxed but that can still express annoyance.
The guide also recommends goggles and socks for the cat’s paws to avoid scratches.
Then to get the cat to yodel, begin by holding him or her in a loving way.
Then you have to mildly irritate the cat. Techniques include rapidly kissing the cat’s face or pretending to be an enthusiastic sniffing dog.
Next, to get the cat to make a noise, you need to bounce him or her up and down with your arms by around four to six inches. (Do not let go of the cat!)
The cat should whine lightly.
When the bounce is completed, you should gently “shiver” the cat with your fingers rapidly. And this produces a yodeling like sound.
Of course, this method requires a lot of effort on the cat owner’s part and brief annoyance on the cat’s part. It also cannot be considered true yodeling, but it should satisfy anyone who wants to make their cat yodel.
True yodeling cats appear to be rare. But if you get one that’s great at genuine yodeling, then who knows, they might become famous online?
Since Grumpy Cat left us, the world has been crying out for a new cat superstar. So next time you want to adopt a cat, ask if they yodel. The shelter volunteers may think you’re crazy, but you’re just looking for a way to make the furball pay off!
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