Friday, September 19, 2014

Habits - Nin Alarm

For nearly 19 years we have had a "Nin Alarm". At the time Nin decides we should be up (this varies depending on the season, his mood) he sits and sings and sings. "Mmmrrroow, Mmmmrrrrow, Mmmmrrrow." He can sing for hours. I believe on Sunday morning he sang on and off for over 2 hours. Then the next night at 1:11 am he sang for awhile. 

He sings other times too, but the most annoying  if you are trying to sleep. He also seems to have figured out that if he sits at the top of the stairs he gets the best acoustics in our home and it echoes. It is so loud, you can hear him outside a few feet from the house if the doors and windows are closed.

While it is a very annoying habit, and has been annoying for nearly 19 years, I am trying to appreciate it because I know soon, the "Mmmmrrrooow" will be gone from our house and the silence will be more deafening then any Nin singing ever was. 

I tried to video this so you all could hear it, but every time I got my phone out, he stopped.

Perhaps he is just trying to talk like a Pirate!

Maybe he is saying "shiver me timbers, me bowl is not full"  or "fill my bowl or I will make you walk the plank."

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!


  1. I don't think I have ever had a cat the meowed a lot but I remember a friend who had a Siamese and gosh - he never stopped.....he was one chatty catty

  2. Nin da pirate! Agggggggggg.

  3. Our Miss Ginger dog used to provide dinner music at every meal.

  4. have your very own kitty krooner!
    Enjoy every minute!

  5. You are an awfully cute alarm click
    Lily & Edward

  6. Nin....we expect your meow is music to the peeps ears.....
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Aww Nin serenades he's Man and Lady to rise and shine.

    Aroo to you,

  8. Probably more like "fill my bowl our ya be swabbing down the poop deck all day long"

    The Mad Scots

  9. I haven't had cats, due to allergies and asthma but can appreciate the song that Nin has serenaded you with for so many years. It always makes me ponder that those habits that irritate us the most and the most missed.

  10. We wish we could hear Nin. Maybe some day he will cooperate.

  11. Hari Om
    Oh yessssss definitely Pawrite talks; cats are best at it! YAM xx

  12. Yep! Mes a singing cat too! Mes been singing to Mommy and Daddy (and the other animals mes lives with and the walls) for 15 years. Mes thinks some of us likes to sing!
    Rock on Nin!

  13. Happy Talk like a pirate day!!!
    Gotta love those alarm clocks eh?! BOL!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  14. I'm glad you're appreciating Nin's alarm now. I bet he is talking like a pirate :)

  15. The best game in the world is do something cute/funny until the camera comes out and then stop. Drives typist mad!!


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