13. Imitating a baby
Your cat learns to communicate with you in the same way that a baby does — through listening intently and imitating. So when your cat meows like a baby, she is probably imitating the “baby” way that you speak with her. It’s typical for humans to speak to an animal in the same way that they speak with a baby — through simple words and soft vocalization. Your kitty just wants to engage in the conversation.
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