I also think we don't really know animals very well, I think especially mammals are more intelligent then we give them credit for (dogs seem to be
the big exception on the credit part.. weren't pigs smarter?
Any way I always get the feeling from my cats that they, how to put it, 'understand'.
My mom's cat sort of wanders the neighbourhood and visit's certain people he likes occasionally, just saying hi I guess. He also walks with me to
the store and joins me for the occasional stroll
Anyone who can translate 'mauwiform' and 'purrrish' ?
I know of some ongoing communication studies, don't know a link off the top of my head but i'm sure google can help you with that.
-Chimps 'talking' with humans using sign language (the same deaf people use).
-Dolphins communicating using symbols.
[edit on 11-4-2007 by David2012]