Fun Fact January 14, 2022.

We recently added a new member to the Hill family, a cat named Wolverine.  He’s about 15 weeks old now and is adjusting nicely to the family, even Sasha the dog.  He’s a cuddly cat, when he wants to be, and happily purrs away.  How do cats purr?  According to New Scientist dot com, When cats breathe, they dilate and constrict the glottis, the area around their vocal cords, in a rapid, rhythmic fashion. As the air vibrates over the laryngeal muscles of their larynx, the purring sound occurs.  From an early age many of us are taught that when cats purr, they’re telling you they’re happy. While purring is thought to be partly voluntary and partly instinctive, research suggests that cats can purr for various reasons, using the soft rumble as a way of communicating and as a form of self-soothing or even healing. This is why cats will often purr when they’re injured, or after a stressful event.  Listen to the podcast here;