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Ablang
February 1st 04, 02:12 AM
Pets seem surprisingly intelligent. Mine seems to have learned the
meaning of certain words and/or phrases. Like when I say "Ready to eat?",
my normally quiet kitty (Russian Blue) will become very vocal. What words
or commands does your pet understand?

And if were supposed to be smarter than they are, why do they
understand some of our language(s), but we don't understand dog/cat speak?


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Pell Nilly
February 1st 04, 10:56 PM
Ablang > wrote in message >...
> Pets seem surprisingly intelligent. Mine seems to have learned the
> meaning of certain words and/or phrases. Like when I say "Ready to eat?",
> my normally quiet kitty (Russian Blue) will become very vocal. What words
> or commands does your pet understand?
>
> And if were supposed to be smarter than they are, why do they
> understand some of our language(s), but we don't understand dog/cat speak?

Actually, there are books that explain which sounds mean what for
cats. (I don't know about dogs.) For instance, the different parts of
MEEOWW mean different things. If your cat says just the MEE part of it
in a staccato utterance, it means Come Here. Usually the cat will
accompany the sound with looking back periodically to see if you're
following. You can use the same sound to call your cat: MEE. Of
course, the cat doesn't have to care if you're calling, but mine at
least prick their ears and look to see where I am.

Pell Nilly
February 1st 04, 10:56 PM
Ablang > wrote in message >...
> Pets seem surprisingly intelligent. Mine seems to have learned the
> meaning of certain words and/or phrases. Like when I say "Ready to eat?",
> my normally quiet kitty (Russian Blue) will become very vocal. What words
> or commands does your pet understand?
>
> And if were supposed to be smarter than they are, why do they
> understand some of our language(s), but we don't understand dog/cat speak?

Actually, there are books that explain which sounds mean what for
cats. (I don't know about dogs.) For instance, the different parts of
MEEOWW mean different things. If your cat says just the MEE part of it
in a staccato utterance, it means Come Here. Usually the cat will
accompany the sound with looking back periodically to see if you're
following. You can use the same sound to call your cat: MEE. Of
course, the cat doesn't have to care if you're calling, but mine at
least prick their ears and look to see where I am.