Connect with us

Cute Animals

Elderly Cat’s Hilarious Cattery Reunion Goes Viral



Quick Smiles:

  • Elderly cat has hilarious response to staying at the cattery
  • Video of “chatty Phillip” goes viral on TikTok
  • Older cats tend to be more vocal, communicating with humans

An elderly cat’s side-splitting reaction to staying at a cattery while his owners moved home has captured the hearts of many. The video, shared on TikTok by user @chattyphillip, showcases the moment Phillip greeted his owner after returning, and he certainly had a few strong words to say about his trip.

Phillip loudly meowed and yelled at his owner from his bed, clearly expressing his displeasure at the recent separation. The text overlay in the video stated: “He’s been at the cattery while we were moving. Got him back and this was the response.” This amusing clip quickly earned Phillip the affectionate nickname “chatty Phillip” among TikTok users.


#missingyou#catterystay#cats#catlover#pensionercat#oldcat#elderlycat#catday#fypfyp:)#calmingcatbed#foryoupage#catsoftiktok#catoftheday😻 #Phillipthecat #catforlife #funnycat #oldcat #phillipthetalkingcat

♬ original sound – ChattyPhillip

Cats primarily meow as a form of communication with humans. While adult cats don’t usually meow at each other, they use this language to convey their feelings to us. Cat behaviorist Celia Haddon told Newsweek, “Context will usually tell us what a cat wants. If the meow occurs in the kitchen when we’re opening a bag, [the cat] probably means feed me.”

Haddon also mentioned that older cats can often be more vocal than younger ones, which makes sense given Phillip’s age. She explained, “Older cats tend to be more vocal than younger ones because they have learned that humans respond to their meows.”

Not all cats seem to be so bothered about their owner leaving them for a short break. Last year, Smudge gained viral attention thanks to her laid-back attitude to her owner being on vacation.


Phillip’s loud meows prompted a flood of comments and other pet owners sharing their own experiences of post-separation discontent from their cats. One viewer said, “My cat attacked me when I came back off holiday,” while another shared, “My cat used to tell us off for a good ten minutes when we got her home. Gave her treats and all was forgiven.”

Despite the initial commotion, Phillip’s owner reassured everyone that he was completely fine before long. “He is all settled now,” she said in a follow-up comment. “He’s a very old spoilt boy. Very vocal and so loving,” they added.