Conversations With My Cats

They even answer most of my questions

Nancy Parish
4 min readApr 8, 2024
Photo of my blind cat Scout with her mouth open amid a loud meow
Scout sharing news of the day/ Photo courtesy of the author

There’s one thing that many cat owners don’t talk about. Maybe it’s because they’re embarrassed, afraid that people in their lives will think less of them, or think they’re weird. It’s nothing to be ashamed of most cat owners do it.

What is it?

Have conversations with their cats.

I’ve had some great conversations with all my cats. As far as I can tell, they don’t judge me for my life choices and may even enjoy chilling on the couch with me to watch Netflix on a Saturday night.

A few days ago, Scout told me all about her day. It began with a simple question. I asked her how she was doing and she meowed her response. I asked her if she was hungry and she nodded and let out a little meow like she said. “I could eat.”

My cat Lucky used to meow and lead me to the bathroom when he wanted to drink from the bathroom faucet. He’d look back a few times to ensure I followed him. I’d turn on the faucet, pat the counter, and he’d climb up. He’d meow his thanks and I’d leave him to it.

Earlier this week, I lounged in bed after the alarm went off, contemplating the day ahead. I had just placed my head back on my pillow when Harper reached her paw to me, meowed, and touched my cheek like she was…



Nancy Parish

Amateur Cat Herder. Previously, Contributing Editor for CWIM. My ebook Life with Scout: The Blind Kitty Chronicles avail.