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Another Chinese cat story

Ananova
chinesecat1.jpg A Chinese man says his cat can clearly pronounce his own name. Mr Sun, from Beijing, says two-year-old Agui says his name when he gets frightened.

“Last year I was helping him take a bath, and he was scared of the water. After couple of ‘miaow’s, I heard a clear ‘Agui’,” he told the Star Daily. “At first I doubted what I was hearing, but he kept calling his name, very clearly, and sounding like a child.”

Mr Sun says that from then on, Agui has said his own name whenever he is frightened. “At bath time, when he gets a shot from the vet, or gets scared playing outside, he cries out, ‘Agui’,” he added.

The Fangzhuang Pet Hospital has filmed Agui saying his name when Mr Sun pretended to give him a bath. A hospital spokesman said repeatedly hearing his own name would have made an impression on Agui which comes out under stress.

“If the owner can give him systematic training, the cat should be able to speak more Chinese,” a spokesman claimed.

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It used to be that Eastern Europe was the main source of strange news reports but clearly China is catching up in this area too. Hmmm. I wonder if the English translation of “Agui” is “Meow”?

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March 21, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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