Does Your Cat Snore?

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
January 21, 2010 12:47pm CST
Mine does! I've had quite a hectic day (for once) and it does make a difference when I get up earlier than usual, I can get more done. Anyway, I had some quieter moments on the computer for a bit, when I heard this strange sound...and remembered that FloJo the cat was over in the corner on the chair. I concentrated on the sound (without looking round) and, sure enough there was some very deep breathing going on...with intermittent snoring lol. Honestly, it was so cute and made me smile listening to it. She has been known to snore on my pillow at night too, right by my ear'ole! Haha! Does your cat snore? How loud is it and does your cat also twitch and shiver like they are having a dream? My cat does that too. So entertaining, I just love my Moggy!
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@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
21 Jan 10
If our chubby kitty falls asleep while she's purring then it turns into a cat snore. It's a cute sound, pretty much just like a deep purr with the occasionally snort, but it's also really annoying if you're trying to sleep!
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@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
22 Jan 10
Wow, 19 is pretty good for a cat. My mom's cat is 18 and counting, she certainly doesn't seem ready to give up anytime soon!
@Takashy (496)
• Latvia
21 Jan 10
No mine doesn't but the one at school does. Last time he "visited" us he slept for like 3 or 4 hours in my room (dormitories) and it was pretty obvious that the little guy snore.. :) Its kinda cute and kinda weird in some way.. which makes me wonder if the little guy has health issues or anything like that... :X
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• United States
21 Jan 10
I can always tell when my cat is asleep because of the sound of his snoring! He has taken over my snuggie that I received for Christmas from my husband and likes to curl up and spend his days snoring away. He snores almost as loud as my husband too, so some nights, it's off to the couch for me! :)
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jan 10
Wow, it seems my cat has a "tame" snore compared to you two lol. Many thanks for sharing!
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@Tallygirl09 (1385)
• United States
21 Jan 10
Oh how very cute!!! The 2 girl cats I have now don't snore. But you brought to my mind so clearly, my beloved Bakkar who was a Maine mix and he was enormous, 19 pounds and his tail was so long it could touch his nose without any problems! And he had the cutest snore and he'd sleep on the pillow up by my head too! You have reminded me of him so vividly, he was a joy to have in my home!! And yes, his legs would move at times as if he was running and I could also see his eyes moving when he must have been dreaming. They dream just like we do! Tho I'll bet they are about hunting and playing with mice! He was a joy, asleep or awake! Thanks for the amusing post, you made me smile during a dreary, damp cold day!! Be Well!!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jan 10
I'm so pleased that my discussion topic has reminded you of Bakkar. What does the name mean in English? It's lovely! I am glad I have made you smile, my friend and you have made me smile too, thank you so much.
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@jwfarrimond (4475)
21 Jan 10
One of my cats snores sometimes, but she is over 14 years old so I suppose that she has a excuse. All cats (and dogs as well I presume) will twitch when they are asleep and dreaming
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jan 10
Yes, my cat twitches. Her legs twitch, her whiskers twitch and her shut eyes look like they are going through that Rapid Eye Movement. Sometimes she will awake "with a start" along with a little miaow, as though she's been having a bad dream. I've never had that with any other cat before. She's probably a Pisces...likes to sleep and dream the hours away like my Dad!
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• Canada
21 Jan 10
Hello Janey, I dont have a cat but my friend has 3 cats and yes they snore and rather loudly also if I may say so haha. I have a dog and he sure snores. I'll be working at the pc and sure enough, that rumbling sounds is coming from him. Ive noticed also that animals can go to sleep very fast, 2 seconds and they're in deep sleep.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jan 10
Haha! I like it and thanks for responding my friend. Yes, you are right, my cat would probably be able to fall asleep on a washing-line. One minute she can be having a thorough wash, the next she's in a deep sleep dreaming sweet dreams. I wish I was like that!
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
21 Jan 10
My cat is not snoring, but two of my dogs are snoring...big time. My older dog is snoring louder than old man... and my younger dog is snoring probably to make an orchestra... My dogs are snoring during the day and even louder at night...
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jan 10
Awww how sweet! My cat doesn't snore for long but it's so cute when she does it and there's no way she's gonna wake up when she's in that mode. Thanks for your response, it's much appreciated.
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• United States
21 Jan 10
L.O.L. I have never noticed if my cats snore or not. I know they must dream because of when they move when they are asleep. I love it when they put their paws over their eyes like I don't want to see anything. It is so funny and it is also funny all the different ways that they can sleep all in all different ways like this one way it looks like they are playing guitar while asleep!
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jan 10
Haha! I like it! My FloJo will sleep on her side with her front paws up under her chin, very cute. Other times she will sleep in a tight little ball, especially on my pillow. The cutest thing she does is lean against the top of my head with her back and I can hear her purring at the same time. So reassuring to hear it and gets me off to sleep too, every time!Many thanks for your lovely description of your moggies
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@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Jan 10
Sometimes my cat Precious will snore loud enough to where I can hear it, but most of the time he doesn't.Though sometimes when he does I'll reach over and touch him (because he's usually in bed with me when he does) and he'll start purring instead. I find it funny how he can go from snoring to purring just by a simple touch.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jan 10
Awww that's so cute! Thanks for sharing that lovely response with us. I love cats even more now!
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@BarBaraPrz (18510)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Jan 10
I don't think Harmony snores, or if she does, she's never done it within my earshot. But somebody in the unit next door snores. I can hear them through the wall. Very annoying.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jan 10
Sorry to hear that. Cats are much more subtle aren't they with their snoring, it's a pity humans can't be like them.
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• Pamplona, Spain
26 Jan 10
Hiya Janey, Fantastic name for a Cat Flojo love that name I would love to have a Cat that snores never had one before. But alas I cannot have Animals here and there are plenty of sneaks that would twit on me pretty quick so I make do with admiring everyonelse┬┤s Cats and Dogs. Maybe he or she has got the Snuffles or Bronchitis hope not anyway.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
26 Jan 10
Thank you for admiring my cat's name, Flojo, she'll be very pleased! It's a shame you can't have animals but at least you can admire other people's. My cat is OK health-wise so you don't have to worry my friend but thanks for your concern anyway.
• Pamplona, Spain
27 Jan 10
Hiya Janey, Okay glad to see Flojo is okay. I love Cats and Dogs too well and Birds as well this is never ending. We had a Dog before that used to whine and whelp in his Dreams and wag his tail sometimes too.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
27 Jan 10
She's asleep now in actual fact! No snoring this time though, bless her heart.
• United States
24 Jan 10
two of my 6 do. the oldest boy has always done so-the vet says he has narrow nasal passages so he can't help it. the second,my foster kitty is very overweight,which is probably why she does. it goes without saying she should be on a diet,but the family i'm tending her for asked me to stick to her current diet. the oldest boy's birth sister does not snore,but instead "talks" in her sleep..which is odder than snoring.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 Jan 10
Awww how sweet! Can't say I've heard a cat talk in their sleep but I bet it's very cute! Thanks for sharing.
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• United States
25 Jan 10
she's the only one i've had that's ever done it. it's the funniest thing to witness in person
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
22 Jan 10
My one cat snored! Between her and my ex I didn't get much sleep! They all twitched when they slept like they were dreaming of chasing mice or something. Only the overweight one snored though. Sometimes I would put them in the cellar at night so I could get a good nights sleep, and she would wake me up snoring in the basement!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Jan 10
Haha! Very nice story and thanks for sharing. I can't say I've ever had a cat that snored so loudly it woke me up. Mine has a nice quiet snore and that's how I like it lol.
• United States
23 Jan 10
It is rare to find any animal that snores as loudly as my cat did. I probably should be happy she felt so safe and could sleep that soundly.
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
25 Jan 10
I have a calico cat and she does snore. I have seen her move in her sleep, like she is dreaming. She also sleeps so sound she has fell off some high places. At times this can be funny, When I know she was not hurt, but at times it scares me. I love her and do not want to see her hurt. Have a good day.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
25 Jan 10
Awww how cute! Thanks for sharing! I'm sure your cat is in safe hands and I know you are looking after her as you obviously care about her so much.
• Canada
22 Jan 10
No but he makes weird noises when he sleeps. I love my cat when he sleeps, I like pick him up and snuggle him. He's just the sweetest boy. I know that it's probably not good to do that, but he's just so cute when I snuggle him. My husband does it too with the dogs.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Jan 10
Awwww, how sweet! I wish I could do that with my cat but I can stroke her more when she is in a deep sleep. She then starts purring, so cute!
• United States
22 Jan 10
I've never heard my cats snore exactly but they make some strange noises while they're sleeping. My dogs on the other hand do snore - some nights it's a real contest between my dog Abby and my husband.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Jan 10
Oh dear, that doesn't sound like much fun for you. I hope you can sleep OK my friend. Thanks for sharing and welcome to MyLot.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
22 Jan 10
My fat cat with health problems snores. My thin one without health problems doesn't. Usually snoring, in humans and animals, means something is wrong. It may just be that he's in a bad position for breathing (cats are such contortionists and some people end up in weird positions, too) or he could have health problems. If you bring your cat in for a yearly check up, talk to your vet about your snoring cat. One of my cats acts like he's running and the other one like he's eating when they're sleeping.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Jan 10
Believe me, there is nothing wrong with my cat (but I thank you anyway). She doesn't snore all the time, only now and again, which is why it is so cute when she does it. Also, it is not a very loud snore, I have to concentrate to hear it. Mostly, it is the deep breathing I can hear when she is sound asleep, much like we do when we're in the same state.
• United States
22 Jan 10
My old cats Tommy and Simba used to snore loudly. My three current cats Kali, Blackee and Smyles do not snore. My cat Kali used to Meow in her sleep. It was som cute to hear. I wonder if cats dream just like we do. I know that some of my cats do twitch in their sleep.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Jan 10
Yes, my Flojo has been known to miaow in her sleep, then wake up suddenly and her expression is a picture, as though she is saying, "Where am I?" We then reassure her that all is well, then she goes back to sleep again! If we'd had a nightmare like that we'd have to get up lol!
• Philippines
22 Jan 10
never heard it as i never sleep beside my cat and no matter she like to lay beside me. i would not allow especially if she not brush her teeth it smell with bad breath she always lick her fur..
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Jan 10
My cat can be heard snoring (softly) a few feet away from me. Does that not happen with yours?
@udayrao2 (782)
• India
22 Jan 10
Mine did not but I had dogs previously and there were all very loud snorers- so much so that we had a joke in the family - who snores louder? my father or the dogs( my father was a very loud snorer.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Jan 10
Haha! Perhaps the dogs were copying your Dad or maybe it was the other way round? Thanks for your response and Happy MyLotting!
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
22 Jan 10
Hmmm cats snore I never knew that they did that. Well I guess it's because I never get near my cat when shes sleeping because then she will wake up and be a bit cranky and will be very mad at me.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
22 Jan 10
All cats are different my friend. Because I don't work at the moment I am in the house all day with my own cat, so I probably get to know her more than if I was working. She is so funny at times, keeps me sane!