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Cat Purrs as Loud as a Vacuum

After listening to the video of Smokey going full throttle, however, I realized my cat, Rikki Tikki Tabby (below), comes in a close second for loudest purr. The other morning, my husband was sanding a plank in the backyard and my daughter, who was lying in bed snuggling with me, said, “Mom, is that Rikki purring?” I actually had to pause and listen before I was sure it was a power tool and not Rikki! Nevertheless, I still consider Rikki much quieter than my children, as he is only noisy when he purrs and it is such a happy sound!

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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11:54PM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:11AM PST on Feb 19, 2013

thanks :)

10:51AM PST on Feb 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

3:19AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

That would be annoying.

2:54AM PST on Feb 1, 2013


12:46PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

wow, have heard some loud purrs, none that loud, thanks

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3:37AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Adorable Plus!

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