Cats can be expressive animals but since they refuse to speak a human language, it’s up to humans to interpret their noises and body language to decipher what they want.

When a cat meows, it might want to get your attention or it might want you to do something such as open a can of cat food. Then again, the meow could be a sign that your cat is hurt or that your cat is simply messing with your mind and trying to drive you crazy just because it can.

Whatever the case, take time to interpret your cat’s meow and you can often identify what your can is trying to tell you, even if it’s just trying to make your life more difficult than it already might be.

To learn how to decipher a cat’s meow, click here.