Today I'd like to meeze about meezes. Lots of my friends have asked what exactly is a meeze? And what about a merf? Well since it was such a meeze filled weekend (I never had a chance to be quiet it seemed) I figured I'd explain.
To meeze comes from the word Meezer which comes from Siamese. Siamese have have a very distinctive and loud voice. Us Oriental Shorthairs who are descended from Siamese have even louder and constant talking voices (at least my line of OSHs does). I talk constantly! From day break to sleepy time I'm either meezing or purring or meeze-purring. The humans say its like having another person talking in the house all of the time. I meeze when I want things, when I don't want things, and when I'm bored. I meeze constantly!!
I merf when I'm quiet and sleepy. Its when I go to meeze but its really soft so I kind of puff out one of my lips and this merf noise comes out. The Tall Man loves it and thinks its especially adorable how my lip puffs with air and I say merf. So that's my signature noise even though I have many. I do not just have one meeze, I have like hundreds of different tones and voices for how I'm feeling.