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Do you hear what I hear?

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Bo: Okay, last time I told you how well cats can see.  This time, I am going to highlight our hearing prowess.  You might think we felines have a sixth sense, and I would truly like to think so, but I believe it is simply a matter of our sense of hearing being so incredible that it lends itself to something magical.  We are capable of hearing those high frequency sounds that humans simply cannot.  We can also distinguish perfectly between varying pitches and tones.  What is unique to our hearing, however, is our ability to distinguish between the sources of sounds.  From yards away, we can tell from where sounds are coming, even if they are just three inches apart.  We instinctively know the difference!

Jessie: Do you know what the sound of you shutting up sounds like?

Bo: Even if I did, you would never be able to hear it.  We are so talented in the hearing departmen that we can be in the other room and know if our human is opening the door to the treat cupboard or to another cupboard altogether.  Quite possibly, I can tell when our human has opened the front door to let you out, making sure not to let the door hit you in the hindquarters as you walk away.

Jessie: Well,  I can hear it now:  “House cat for sale!  Free or best offer!”

Bo: I will choose to hear what I want to hear!

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