I swear mine have a human remote control device built-in somewhere. Have yet to do a scientifc study on it, however.
"Hey, Loki! Let's see if we can get the redhead to talk to us in that silly, baby voice again! Wasn't that a blast when she did it the other day? What a moron! She actually thinks we like it. And they put US in cages, and say we're dumb. Jeeesh..."
"Ok, Smudge, here goes...pressing the 'blithering idiot button"!"
"HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!! SUCKER!!! 'Most intelligent of mammals', my butt!"
I do think I am contolled by Jasmine to some extent. I call myself "Daughter of Jasmine", you know, after David Berkowitz, "Son of Sam" (Sam was his neighbor's dog; he thought Sam was giving him commands).
Every morning, I shower, dry off, then dry my hair with a blowdryer. Jasmine knows this means that I soon will go into the bedroom, get dressed, then put on my jewelry. She runs into the bedroom, takes her position by where I keep my jewelry (always facing on an angle, in the same spot, and facing me). She then meows to me, jumps on the bed, and watches me. I jokingly ask her, "What stone today, Jasmine? Pearls? Oh, GOOD choice! Do you approve? Thank you, Jasmine; I couldn't get dressed without you."
If I deviate from the routine, such as going downstairs without drying my hair, she gets visibly upset. She is so routine-oriented! Then I have to call her, "Jasmine! Accessories time!", which brings her running, and all is right again in the World of Jasmine.