[Vision2020] Caturday (January 19, 2019)
moscowcares at moscow.com
Sat Jan 19 05:44:14 PST 2019
Man uses his 'deep voice' to get felines to flock to him for belly rubs. Meanwhile, subby still has the scars from the last time he tried that on Caturday.
Courtesy of the Daily Mail (London, England) at:
You’re purrfect! Man dubbed the ‘cat whisperer’ uses his deep voice to get moggies to flock to him for a belly rub as he walks to university
Computing student Matthew Perry, 24, talks to cats while walking in Leicester
He thinks his deep voice relaxes the felines into letting him stroke their bellies
Matt has learnt some of the cats' names and tries to make a video each week
A student turned accidental 'cat whisperer' claims felines constantly flock to him on his walks to university - due to his soothing deep voice.
Aspiring voice actor Matthew Perry, 24, first realized he had the ability to start a conversation with any cat he meets two years ago.
With his deep and soothing voice, and also with the help of treats, the computing student, from Leicester, said he can get any cat have a belly massage.
In a compilation video of some of the cute cats he's met while out in the city, Matt is greeted by four furry friends who want some attention.
The first cat meows at him, as if they're having a conversation, and steps onto his legs after Matt sits down to fully stroke the fluffy feline.
Next Matt is greeted by a ginger cat called Eric who strides along a wall to meet him.
Eric eagerly leans into Matt's strokes and chin rubs, and can even be heard purring on the video.
Next up is a calm black cat which has grey speckles in its fur and a 'beautiful wiggling' stumpy tail.
In his final meet and greet with the cats Matt gets to pet an exceptionally friendly ginger cat, who lets him stroke his belly and rolls around on the floor.
Matt says 'I think this is a treat for both of us. This is a long belly session, thank you' as he strokes the adorable animal.
Matt, who is a third year student at De Montfort University, claims he's learnt to decipher the cats unintelligible meows.
Matt says: 'It all started in mid-2017, when a friend invited me to a Facebook group dedicated to pictures and videos of cats they saw.
'I recorded a video of a cat in my street, and, almost immediately, people started asking me for more videos of me petting cats and talking to them.
'My voice was always brought up by people in games and voice chat apps, but I'd never gotten so many comments about it before.
I've always been around cats since childhood, we adopted a kitten when I was eight and called him Tigger, and he's still around after 16 years.
'Neighborhood cats always used to flock to our garden for free food and attention from my sister and I.
'Now I try and record about one cat video a week, sometimes two, depending on the weather.
'It's hard to release content at regular intervals when you're doing something as guerrilla as filming local cats.'
Despite Matt's experience with both voice acting and kittens, he says filming himself talking to cats can be tricky.
But he said his online kitty clips have so far brought him more fame than his previous voiceover jobs ever did.
Matt said: 'I've done a few voiceover gigs for an agency, two of which were ads for the EU Wage Union. Other work has mostly been in the form of narrating uni friends' coursework and personal greetings.'
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“Caturday” by Linus Petit
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