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Thread: Cats recognise their owners' voices but never evolved to care, says study

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    I think most of the GR members cats are much smarter than the test subjects.
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    only normal,gr,s members are smart and shit,their pets are also smart and bright!
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    My oldest grooms me while I sit on the couch. I read it's because she thinks I'm a big pussy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southernbelle View Post
    My cat acknowledges me when I say her name, and she also comes when I call her. At night, I say, "Bedtime!" and she stops what she is doing and goes into our room for the night.
    Yep, I think our evening statement is "come on Bogie, bobos/time for bed" & he comes to bed. He's also trained to have a wee before we go to bed, but that's a bit harder with the dog there. He was also easier to train than the dog...
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    I guess the researchers didn't realize the cats were too smart for them and knew it was a recording, so why go running toward it?

    Most of the cats I've had came when called, more reliably than my crazed little dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gas_chick View Post
    My oldest grooms me while I sit on the couch. I read it's because she thinks I'm a big pussy.
    I think they like the salt. They always come when any potential food noises are made, even if they are outside. If you develop a special call for them, they will usually come especially if accompanied by said food noises.

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    Our most recent rescue, who is the most affectionate cat ever, comes when I tell him "time to watch TV". He waits til we sit on the couch, then curls up on my lap. When he thinks it's TV time and we are not heading to the living room, he comes and taps at hubby or me in our offices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southernbelle View Post
    My cat acknowledges me when I say her name, and she also comes when I call her. At night, I say, "Bedtime!" and she stops what she is doing and goes into our room for the night.
    Alice will come inside from the balcony when I call her... sometimes with more whinging and hesitation. And we chat - when she's meowing at something random and I respond to her, she'll meow at me.

    "Meow!"
    "What?"
    "Meow?"
    "No. You can't jump through the air and catch the bird on the other rooftop."
    "Meow."

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