Some cats are very quiet nearly all the time, but some can be extremely vocal. My most vocal baby is G.T. When it's time to eat, he yells out to me, and I'm not the only one who thinks it sounds like he's yelling, "MOM!!! MOMMMM!!!" And then when he's just talking to me, he makes a sound similar to "mama, maaaamaaaaa!" That's when it's time to go give him snuggles.