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Fri Apr 29, 2016, 11:32 PM

Catterbox... Collar That Finally Gives Your Cat a Human Voice, So It Can Talk to you

Since the dawn of time, humans have been confounded by cats, those mystifyingly aloof creatures whose inner thoughts are famously inscrutable. But no longer! Temptations Cat Treats has invented a cat collar that lets your feline speak in a human voice—so you can finally understand (though probably not) exactly what she is trying to tell you.

The Temptations Catterbox, created by London ad agency adam&eveDDB, contains a microphone, speaker, Bluetooth technology and wifi. It captures the cat's meows and translates them into human speech—words that may or may not actually be what they're trying to say.


http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/temptations-made-collar-finally-gives-your-cat-human-voice-so-it-can-talk-you-171123

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Reply Catterbox... Collar That Finally Gives Your Cat a Human Voice, So It Can Talk to you (Original post)
Gamle-ged Apr 2016 OP
FORD Apr 2016 #1
Gamle-ged Apr 2016 #2
rampartb Apr 2016 #3
foia Apr 2016 #4
Grumpy Pickle Apr 2016 #5
LaughingGull Apr 2016 #6
Gamle-ged Apr 2016 #7

Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 11:42 PM

1. I've known cats who attempted to do this on their own.

 

I can't say I understood exactly what they were saying, but it wasn't meowing or any other noises you would expect to hear from a cat. More like muttering under his breath in short angry syllables one would expect from a pissed off human.

I presume the translation was something close to...


"Bite my ass, you human son of a bitch!"

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Response to FORD (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:09 AM

2. My last cat, Tommy Big - foot (a "Hemmingway" cat) used posture and eye contact...

... to do the job. Early on after I took him in, we were on the 2nd-story deck and he was in my way, so I stamped on the deck to get him to move. He moved.. TOWARD me, bent his head down and applied his teeth to the instep of the offending foot, then, holding on but not biting, he looked up at me, and we held the tableau for a few seconds.

His message was clear: "I'm a full - grown tom-cat, you're not gonna try THIS silly shit again, are you?"...

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Response to FORD (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 04:50 AM

3. they are limited in the sounds they can make

but i've had several who could say a few words of english, and understand a lot more.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 06:50 AM

4. A cat's brain is only about 30g

(About the same as a liberal.)

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 07:54 AM

5. My dog does something like this.

He will purr ( yes, purr) when he`s trying to get your attention.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:19 AM

6. I don't want to hear what our cat has to say.

"Get your butt in here and pull a handful of fresh cat food out of the hopper and put it before me. I will not eat that other food that has been exposed to the air that you silly humans breathe."

"I sense the dog in my presence. Remove it. Now."

"Hey old man, here's a snake. I'm going to let it go under the couch, so the old lady will run into it later tonight. We'll have a grand old time, won't we."

"Excuse me, I puked on the bathroom rug over 2 minutes ago. Why is it not cleaned up yet?"

"Rub me. Now. Yes, scratch my head. Down the back, that's right...a little tug on the tail. Now.....Oops, my bad. No one told you to go near the belly, now did they? You know better. Gee that looks like it hurts."

"You're silly fake mouse holds no sway over me. I know it's you making it move like that. It is you doing that, right? Of course it is. It moved again. I shall ignore it. You can't fool me. I...must....ignore.....oh what the hell....POUNCE!"

(I picture our cat talking with the voice of "Stewie" from "The Family Guy.")



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Response to LaughingGull (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:03 AM

7. Cats predate snakes, so I'm told. When I had cats, I left a cat - sized portal open to my walled...

... backyard, 24/7. Anything that could get over a six - foot masonry wall or get under the double - door gate had the run of the yard and house. Four of five times over the years I had to escort snakes out of the house and take them to a nearby field for release. Only thing my cats ever did was stare fixedly at a spot in a room and let their body language say "You might find something interesting over here, deal with it"...

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