Ah....cat lovers are kind of noted for going over the top about their cats. But, I'm not alone in thinking this. I've had cats, who could "talk". No, they weren't sitting in a chair, having a smoke and discussing politics.Yet, they understood what we say has meaning, but it's like someone is talking to us in Russian.Who knows is being said. They use "words". I have one that has a definite meow, sort of a short 'mrow', that means canned cat food. When I'm going to feed him, I'll tell him "foodes". Often he'll meow, "mrow" (canned food), and I'll say " No, No Mrow" which means dry cat food. That's the only time he "mrows". It's weird realizing you just had a conversation with your cat. He understands what "go out" means. I had a cat, Mikey, who meowed something that sounded like "go out". He'd sit by the door and meow that. I was talking on the phone to my girlfriend and Mikey was meowing at the door. She said, "Who's there?" I said nobody. She got all huffy and said, "Well, WHO is saying "Go out"? Yeah, you try telling her it was the cat. She wouldn't believe me until she saw him meow herself.
There's just too many cat people, who have stories like that. No, they can't run over and meow that Timmy fell into the well, but they have an affinity for human speech as having some sort of meaning, and attempts to mimic speech by meowing in certain ways.
Anybody have a story? Or do I get out my tin foil hat?
BTW, do you notice they don't understand human laughter? They think it's a bad thing and get all excited.