CATS AND VOICES?
Some of us won’t admit it, but we hear voices in our heads. These voices can be our own thoughts, auditory hallucinations, or supernatural beings. Who knows?
What about cats? Do cats hear voices? Do they hear voices in their heads say,
“Don’t lie on the couch in the morning. Sit in the window. Save the couch for the afternoon.”
“Give that human a thrill by allowing it to pet you.”
“Stop! Lick yourself. Stop! Stare into space . . . Stop staring and walk away as if you know where you’re going.”
“Look down on humans. Remember that you are doing them a favor by living in their homes.”
Perhaps cats don’t hear voices. Perhaps cats hear meows in their heads. Do these meows make sense? Does this explain all cats’ aloof, distant expressions? Are cats devoting most of their attention to trying to understand the meows they hear in their heads?