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Old 01-21-2006, 11:49 AM
Ferret Herder Ferret Herder is offline
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Originally Posted by Jayrot
Uhh, since this is GQ and all:

Did any of you who claim that your cats recognize their name/food/snack/whatever do any kind of controlled tested. For example, if you're in the other room and you yell out "Here Dingleberry Dingleberry Dingleberry!" in the high-pitched baby voice you normally use with your cat, are you telling me they won't respond?

Use the same number of syllables and the same tone of voice.
We had a cat who would respond like this. Same tone of voice, looking in a neutral direction, say "mouse?" and she'd go sniff around the baseboard that had been put up in front of where a mouse hole had appeared. Say "bird?" and she'd run to the window, jump onto the sill, and look around outside.