Is it Purring or Heavy Breathing?

Chris has never seemed to master the fine art of purring. Since we adopted him there was always something off about his purr. Occasionally, I will hear something from Chris that resembles a purr but mostly it sounds more like heavy breathing.

I don’t know. Maybe his purrer is broken. What do you think?


27 thoughts on “Is it Purring or Heavy Breathing?

  1. Timmy Tomcat

    Come on Chris you can do it, come on, almost. Maybe not
    Our purrer is Rumpy Bump. He joins a meow and purr as one and knows he will get those enviable head rubs if he does. Miss Fitz just started purring this year. Only for Dad the rest of us still get, ouchie whacks
    Timmy and Family

  2. David

    First rule … don’t listen to another cat with one of your own in the room.

    I’d say it is a more fully throated version of a purr. 🙂

  3. franhunne4u

    At least this way you can distinguish your cats by purr more easily. My sister had learned to distinguish between my (now late) Tom and my Kessy on the phone, because both purred in different ways. Well, she is a musician and has a fine ear, so I should not be that surprised.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Chris is easy to identify with my eyes closed in more than one way, If a cat gets on the bed and walks over me like I am not there then it’s Chris.


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