Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Tony 

    Tony  said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh, how quickly we forget our siblings when they leave home.

  2. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, almost 4 years ago

    They say cats have a memory span of just three minutes. If you believe this, just turn on the electric can opener and stand back.

  3. twypsi

    twypsi said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t know if one would call it memory or “conditioned reflexes.” We’ve been feeding 6 feral cats all summer. Over time they have learned that it’s feeding time when they hear the lock on the gate open. Now is that memory?

  4. bevgrey

    bevgrey said, almost 4 years ago

    I have seen way too many cats react to items or events with an obvious recognition to think they don’t have long term memories. I won’t bore you all, but there is definitely evidence out there.

  5. bevgrey

    bevgrey said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t think they bother to remember people’s names, though.

  6. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    “It’s all about me.”

  7. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @bevgrey

    Heck, they don’t bother their own names. Why should they worry about ours?

  8. Two Cats

    Two Cats said, almost 4 years ago

    People who don’t think cats have long term memories haven’t experienced the reaction when the cat carrier is brought out for the annual trip to the vet.

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Dani Rice

    As I mentioned here or on another site, we had a cat who would sit quietly unless someone mentioned her name (in passing, no particular change in tone), or said “cat.” Then she would meow.

  10. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 4 years ago

    Does Luddie have to know the provenance of the food before he’ll touch it?

  11. Rharabed

    Rharabed GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    M boy had chemo every three days and always knew when it was time. He acted normal until the morning of and then hid under the bed. When they extended it to once a week, after the first week, he adjusted to again only hiding the morning of.
    There were other indicators, but that was the most striking.

  12. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, almost 4 years ago

    My 2nd son can’t wait til my oldest moves out next year so he can take his room. I am not looking forward to the change, it seems like he just started walking yesterday.

  13. FrankenAaronStein

    FrankenAaronStein said, almost 4 years ago

    AKA “My lap” on occasion.

  14. muskox54

    muskox54 said, almost 4 years ago

    She looked interested in the first frame but att he end she must think he is all wet

  15. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 4 years ago

    Many is the time when, as I’ve talked to my cat about was going on, in detail, as if I were talking to a human, I have felt like my cat was understanding everything I was saying….Kinda spooky……One time I came home and jokingly asked why she hadn’t brought any mice up lately. I kinda went on and on, just riffing on the theme, but she took it seriously. She crouched and looked ashamed…I have never felt worse in my life…We did make up….I don’t know if it was the way I was saying things, or the timber of my voice, but she had gotten the message…..

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