Cat with the Loudest Purr in the World!

Most domestic cats purr at around 25 decibels, but Merlin has hit a magnificent 100 - louder than a hair dryer, a hand drill or a lawnmower. The 12-year-old pet is so noisy that owner Tracy Westwood struggles to hold telephone conversations or hear the TV. Mrs. Westwood said: "I often have people asking me what on earth is the noise in the background - it's just Merlin the cat." Mrs. Westwood adopted Merlin when he was just a kitten from an animal shelter.

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