Cat Quote Challenged by a Cat Phone App

I’m trying to translate what my cat says and put it in a book, but how many homonyms are there for meow?
 -Jarod Kintz

image of a cat meowing

Not too long ago I would have understood and agreed with Mr. Kintz’s quote. But not today. Not with Google Play’s fun Human to Cat Translator.

Quoting from the site:

Human-to-Cat Translator actually performs audio analysis on your voice (for reals) and regurgitates carefully bastardized meows according to your input. Human-to-Cat Translator also includes a 16-meow soundboard for instant access to common cat calls.

I downloaded the free version of this Android phone app and have had great fun translating the voice of friends and family into “cat.”  It they, humans, get a bigger kick out of it than my kitty!   Wilson perks up when I play one of the common cat calls or use the translator, but no super keen interest or distress. On the other hand, my friend’s cat named Maude,  pictured above in quote image, immediately stands at attention and peeks around wondering if there is another cat in the house.  The application does warn to not use it if an animal appears to become hostile or overly fearful.  The sounds are SO realistic I can see how that could happen.  But it doesn’t happen to Wilson or Maude.

There are three voices you can choose from to translate  your speech to cat. My favorite is the “Kitty Purry” voice that generates a warm “gurgily” meow  translation.

Perhaps if Mr. Kintz listend closely enough to the translation in cat of his voice, he might be able to write that book of cat translations after all!

Image of the Android Human to Cat Translator Logo


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