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LOL, DD (9) has just asked me to ask mumsnet......

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yorkshirepudding Wed 11-Jul-07 17:57:52

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Troutpout Wed 11-Jul-07 18:07:15

I think it means...'i want to sink my teeth into you'

meandmy Wed 11-Jul-07 18:07:18


bundle Wed 11-Jul-07 18:07:51

we call it gnashing in our house

MarsLady Wed 11-Jul-07 18:11:00

ditto troutpout lol

aDad Wed 11-Jul-07 18:16:19

"look what I've found for you to kill (stupid) owner. You need to fetch it, chop it up and put in my bowl. Now off you go!"

yorkshirepudding Wed 11-Jul-07 18:16:38

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gingeme Wed 11-Jul-07 18:31:08

Or 'come here little birdy I promise it wont hurt'.

yorkshirepudding Wed 11-Jul-07 18:33:55

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aDad Wed 11-Jul-07 18:35:19

absolutely no idea!

MrsBadger Wed 11-Jul-07 18:35:58

tis the cat equivalent of looking in a bakery window full of cream cakes and involuntarily salivating...

WigWamBam Wed 11-Jul-07 18:41:42

Desmond Morris in Catwatching says that the cat is "performing it's highly specialised killing bite, as if it already had the unfortunate bird clamped between it's jaws".

The "killing bite" kills instantly, and it's import that the cat gets it right as if they misjudge, their prey can retaliate and hurt them. So they instinctively rehearse the move that they would make if they were catching the animal.

The noise is incidental, just something that happens when the cat makes that jaw movement.

Troutpout Wed 11-Jul-07 20:01:17

seeeeee! i knew i was right!
blardy desmond morris my arse!

yorkshirepudding Thu 12-Jul-07 09:16:17

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