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Old 01-19-2006, 07:46 PM
George Kaplin George Kaplin is offline
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Can cats understand words?

I was walking to work the other day when I saw the following poster nailed to a tree:

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MALE GINGER TABBY CAT
MAY ANSWER TO THE NAME 'EARL'

And it got me thinking. Would a cat actually answer to a word? Do they have the cognitive capacity to respond to verbal cues?