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Old 01-19-2006, 06:53 PM
Mindfield Mindfield is offline
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They don't respond to words exactly, but sounds. They can learn to differentiate a fair array of different sounds. I read a study once that claimed they are most responsive to fricative (sh, ch), dentive (T) and sibilant (S, soft C) sounds.

All of my cats (I have four) respond to their names, though two (Patches and Dutchess) will usually turn their heads when I call either name, since they sound relatively similar.