To me there is no better sound in the world than a cat’s purr. When I am stressed out and lay my head on that soft little body and just listen to them purring, it is pure bliss.

purring cat

I’ll bet this cat is purring!
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There have been many theories as to what causes a cat to purr, how they do it, where it comes from…they still don’t know. The one that is most popular is, to put it simply, the vocal chords relax and air is pushed through, which causes the sound. I’m not very scientific, but it would seem to me that if this were the case, they would purr a lot more than they do. Whatever, it doesn’t make much sense to me!

I like to think it is some magical thing they do, because it sounds like magic. For all of us who love cats, we know they are very unique and sometime do things that are beyond reason.  So, it doesn’t surprise me at all that they can perform this mystical thing called purring.



Here’s a great video to help you relax!