When you want your cat to come cuddle on the couch and you call them a bunch of times but they still don't come, it's NOT because they don't understand what you're saying.

It's because they're ignoring you.

Scientific American  says a new study out of the University of Tokyo has finally proved that cats do recognize their own names, like dogs do.  They can probably recognize other words, too.

But the difference between cats and dogs is what they do with their language abilities.

Dogs will come when you call them and do tricks on command . . . cats could, but they choose not to.  Because...... they're cats.