This discovery has been all over the news recently. Apparently, scientists, through the use of rigorous experiments, have determined that cats recognize their own names. Huh. I suppose that’s how I figured out how to name my blog.
Really, they could have just asked me. I would have told them of all the words that grab my attention. “Treats” and “food” are the main ones. And I know when humans are talking to me or about me. Even Butterscotch knows. And while it is not related to our understanding of the spoken language, we can also communicate complex concepts. To say nothing of the ability to write blog posts.
What this means is that humans are not paying us enough attention. Of course we are smart. Of course we can understand you. Rather than giving us the proverbial knee-bump to put our capabilities to the test, we could use research in feline medical conditions and treatments. I could use it.
Or maybe this is where it starts. Maybe the good Japanese scientists are turning their instruments to us in an effort to promote our long-term care and well-being. If that is the case, I have a guinea pig I’d like to volunteer for future testing.
P.S.: I apologize for the downgraded quality of my pictures. WordPress automatically compresses them to save resources. Some that look great on the computer end up looking not-so-good when posted.