Cats recognize their names
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The next question to research: does 'Mookie' wish you'd called him something less cute, like 'Snarlfang'?
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover -
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name;
His ineffable, effable
Deep and inscrutable singular name.
(Old Possum, of course!)
I always have Food out for my 2. One is a nibbler (5Kg) and the other one Needs food (6.8 Kg) I really don't know how to limit Fatso's (Buffy's) food.
without hurting Max's needs. They know their names when it is convenient. I wish I knew when that was :-)
PS. The shelter I got "Fatso" (Buffy) from tried to put her on a diet for 3 months before I adopted her. They said that when they found her (after several weeks on the streets,
although how they knew that...) she weighed 6.8+ Kg.
Short of starvation, how do you diet a Cat? Perhaps then they will know their names :-)
There's even a training mode feature that sets it so that at first, the dish doesn't close at all, then you push the button again, and it closes a little bit, and so on. It helped my cat get used to the noise and motion of her new dish.
There are a couple others on the market (I think), but I went with this one. It was worth every penny.
The bar across the top of the feeder is positioned such that it's over the back of their neck/shoulder blades area. So, when they step onto the mat and lower their head to eat, it gets a read.
Regarding the original topic, I have had cats that would come running to their names and some that obviously knew their names but wouldn't even think about coming when called.
He would look at the thing I was talking about, even if I wasn't talking to him. If he heard me talking about other cats he would look at them when I said their names. He responded accurately to some other words like 'bed' or 'food', and if I asked him to get a toy he would go find one and bring it to me. Or if I said "couch" he would run to it and expect me to come sit with him.
He was the best and we miss him terribly.
My Lexi usually comes to me when I call her name. Or else turns her head to give me side-eye, as cats do. I swear she understands English though when I tell her I'm going away on vacation or that we have to go to the vet the next day as she usually meows in protest.
Me: Jasper, when do you want your dinner?
Hobo had a whole entourage of groupies at the vet hospital. He would stay with them when we were on vacation, and they adored and spoiled him.
He was the most social and affectionate cat I've ever met - maybe that is the key! Maybe all cats know so many words, but they just don't care as much to respond. Hobo was more like a dog in his desire to please his friends.
We had five joyous years with him. I am blessed to have known him; he taught me what 'Perfect Love And Perfect Trust' is supposed to mean.
I've never had a cat that liked the vet before either! My vet definitely deserved Hobo (aka Mr. Wonderful) after she put up with our previous cat, Iggy, for 7 years. Iggy was a lovebug at home but a terror at the vet. The techs would see him in the waiting room and sigh, and go put on the leather bird-of-prey gloves and come strap a mouth guard on him before they could examine him. He had a bright red folder with BITER in big letters on it... Poor Iggy. He had a lot of medical issues and was just really fed up with vet visits and all the invasive and painful things that came with it for him.
Is Lexi an only child? How does she respond at the vet?