Monday, April 30, 2018

Sing It, Waffles!

WAFFLES:  Monday, Monday ♬ –


WAFFLES:  ♬ Bah-da  ♩♬♩bah-da-da-da –




KATIE:  Really? Is that the best you can do?


WAFFLES:  It's Monday, Boss. That's the only Monday song I know. 


KATIE:  Well at least I know I won't have to listen to this on Tuesday.


WAFFLES:  Tuesday? You mean –


 WAFFLES:  ♬ Tuesday... afternoon ♩♬♩


About Today's Photos
Waffles and Katie were busy power-lounging over the weekend. Ok, truth be told, that's pretty much what they're busy doing EVERY day. So Waffles' song photos are actually yawn photos.

But when he's not lounging, he's often talking and singing. Maybe it's something about orange kitties, we're not sure. Waffles is a super vocal kitty. Much more-so than Katie. Whether he's waking everyone up for breakfast, singing to the ceilings, or trilling for Glogirly at bedtime, he's got a huge vocabulary of special vocalizations he uses to draw attention to what he wants.

We've read that cats have evolved their vocalizations over time as a way of communicating with humans. And that they don't often use these vocalizations as a way of communicating with other cats.

Not Waffles. He's also very chatty with Katie. Katie has no time for Waffles' antics though, so these are usually one-way conversations.


Waffles' Song Trivia
Anyone care to guess the names of the original artists that performed Waffles' songs?



22 comments:

  1. A few weeks ago, Parker showed as a household pet in a cat show. On Sunday, she sang all the way up to the show hall. There was a blue Bombay who sang while he was in the ring.

    I went to another cat show this past weekend without Parker, and this blue Bombay was there... singing again.

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  2. I'm pretty quiet too. Binga's the talkative one around here. The Monday song my human knows best is "I Don't Like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats... it's probably just as well that Waffles doesn't know that one.

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  3. Sure! The Mamas and the Papas, and The Moody Blues! 🎵 🎵

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  4. Monday, Monday was by the Mamas and the Papas. and Tuesday Afternoon was by the Moody Blues (and I got to see them perform it live - MANY years ago)

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    1. Yep! I actually knew the answers without having to Google them! :-D

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  5. Love the pics! Jonah, the munchkin, is the most talkative here, especially about food. Vashti, the Siamese, is actually quiet.

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  6. We both are very talkative with our humans, and with each other too. Purrs

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  7. Mamas Cats of the Mama's and Pappa's..Monday Monday...

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  8. I am pretty sure what Poppy Q is talking about when she meows to me. There is a hello, a morning hello, a can i have treats hello, a it is raining outside meow and a there is no food in my bowl meow.

    Waffles singing is pretty cute though.

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  9. We wonder if it's an orange thing. Wally is vocal with Ernie as well.

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  10. I don't talk much unless mum has foods for me. Plus mum know the songs without looking them up, she is that old. Remembers them when they were first popular. Now she is singing, or at least trying to! MOL!

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  11. Maybe it's an orange kitty thing? My kitty sister Pigeon looks a lot like Waffles, and she talks all the time!

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  12. Ivy likes to go to the front door and sing her "opera arias" every once in a while to check the acoustics

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  13. I thinks thats a song that we all know and can join in when it's Monday. Looks like you can hit those high notes:P Thanks for the share.
    World of Animals

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  14. Our orange cat, Rufus the Red, makes a mmrrbbb sound in greeting, and I do hear him talk to Mickey Mouser - usually a prelude to a rumble. It's always interesting to consider the coat color/ behavioral connections. I wish someone would make a survey. But just when I meet my zillionth tortie cat with an attitude at PAWS, there will be an absolute sweetheart to throw doubt on my conclusions. I guess there's really no predicting when it comes to cats.
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  15. I'd love to listen to your songs, Waffles.

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  16. Monday Monday - the Mamas and the Papas. When the album came out the girl across the hall (in my dorm) played it non-stop.

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  17. Angel sings out early every morning, but that's usually bc someone has gotten up to use the bathroom! CB likes to trill as us, and he'll purr when we pet his tummy while napping, but Manny is silent.

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  18. My orange guy Tiger talks but only to me...my three best talkers are Mr Chang a tuxedo and his mom Pudgy a tabby...the youngest Karma...I'm not sure whether to call her a calico or a tortie but she has a large amount of cattitude!....the others will talk but usually only when they want something...Of course I know who sang those songs..I'm an old lady!..lol...

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  19. Ruby Tuesday is a song! Go for it Waffles!

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  20. The more you talk to them, aka encourage them to talk to you, the more they talk.

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