The Horse confirms his hypothesis on cat communication. That is taking the world by storm.

@TheHorse (133868)
Walnut Creek, California
July 21, 2021 11:52pm CST
Kitty just came in, demanded a butt scratch, and then assumed her protective position, just toward the front door from my desk. It is 9:35 PM. I meowed at her and she wagged her tail and settled back into cat stillness. I meowed at her again and she wagged her tail and settled back into cat stillness. My experiment is complete. The results: When I meow at Kitty when she is in deep sleep, she does nothing. But when I meow at her when she is in light sleep, or kitty relaxation, she acknowlesges me with a wag of her tail. I am now testing the incredible hypothesis that she comes when I call. When she is out on the balcony, she often runs in to check on me when I meow at her. But my sample size is too small right now to draw firm conclusions. Do your cats acknowledge you in the same way when you meow at them?
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@DocAndersen (45235)
• United States
22 Jul
The dogs glare when I meow at them. So I stopped.
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@TheHorse (133868)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
They have you well trained.
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@DocAndersen (45235)
• United States
22 Jul
@TheHorse yes they do -
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@Rollo1 (16690)
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Jul
When I meow at my cat, she thinks I am mocking her as she knows I speak English. She will come when I call, unless she is in a deep, deep sleep. She used to always come when I called, but she's becoming an adult cat and not a kitten anymore. Responding to your owner's call is considered a show of enthusiasm that is unseemly in a grown cat. She has her reputation to protect.
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@TheHorse (133868)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
Ah, I hadn't thought of of how cat behaviors might be perceived among their peers. Kitty still comes and meows when I meow at her. But she's only had me as a pet for about 10 months.
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@RasmaSandra (44080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Jul
Yep, both the Mama cat and the kittens here are all ears when it comes to meows. This afternoon Mama was afraid of some booming thunder so she meowed at me and I meowed back and she settled down to wait out the storm,
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@TheHorse (133868)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
Even though they rule us, they do look to us for assurance that "everything is OK."
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@RasmaSandra (44080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Jul
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@TheHorse (133868)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
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@aureliah (24294)
• Kenya
22 Jul
unfortunately I do not have a cat. never owned one
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@BarBaraPrz (32291)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Jul
And I'm assuming one never owned you.
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@TheHorse (133868)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
Nobody really "owns" a cat.
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@TheHorse (133868)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
@BarBaraPrz A reasonable "question."
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@wolfgirl569 (43505)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Jul
One of mine meows constantly so I try to ignore her.
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@TheHorse (133868)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jul
Any idea what he or she is asking for? When Kitty wants attention, she rubs up against my leg with a question mark tail. Or she scratches on my couch (bad kitty!).
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@wolfgirl569 (43505)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Jul
@TheHorse This one is just a mouthy cat. Her older sister is fairly quiet.
@myklj999 (59658)
• United States
22 Jul
We are known for meowing back and forth at each other for a minute or two...at least Scar and I, we have had some fairly lengthy conversations...Emoci seldom uses her voice and just mimes 'meow' at me.
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@LadyDuck (346259)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
The cat of my neighbors comes when I call. I was looking outside from the upstairs window, I saw him and called he run in front of the downstairs window waiting for me to open. As soon as I did, he jumped inside. Cats only meow at humans, they do not meow at each other, young kittens meow at their moms when they are hungry or feel cold. If kitty did not meow back and wagged her tail, her message was "shut up".
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@ThatDisha (1427)
• India
22 Jul
I think they might be feeling what this human is doing? Is he mimicking me or have gone nuts
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@xander6464 (22927)
• Wapello, Iowa
23 Jul
Do your cats acknowledge you in the same way when you meow at them? ---------------I might someday give in to all the pressure and learn to speak English but I'm not going to try to learn Cat.
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@TheHorse (133868)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jul
It's not that complicated a language. English is tough, @Vandana7 says.
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@xander6464 (22927)
• Wapello, Iowa
23 Jul
@TheHorse I've heard that it is. I've heard the same thing about English and if @Vandana7 says it, too, it must be true.
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@Dena91 (14434)
• United States
22 Jul
Buttons did. Ginger does sometimes. Glad Kitty acknowledges you when you meow at her
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@LindaOHio (70456)
• United States
22 Jul
We always had dogs; and they love to be noticed and will wag their rear ends off when recognized.
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@BarBaraPrz (32291)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Jul
That tail wag is not a hello, it's a "Don't bother me".
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• India
22 Jul
Wow nice Observations Mr. Horse
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@prashu228 (30969)
• India
22 Jul
wow..what an experiment..am glad you discovered the cat's sleeping theory when you meow at them.... I don't have cats..
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@cahaya1983 (10391)
• Malaysia
22 Jul
I don't have cats, but the cat at my parents' house does the same!
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@prinzcy (30452)
• Malaysia
23 Jul
You sure you said the right word? You probably curse at her or something. She's probably holding herself from scratching you.
@snowy22315 (117435)
• United States
23 Jul
Mine looks at me as though I have flipped my lid.