Serious discussion only. Why does every "talking" cat appear to be in a state of shock? I speculate that we have a bunch of cats who broke an evolutionary barrier and are among the first to "advance" if you will, and their discovery is shocking to them. Not that many cats have done this yet, but it's a huge sign that we're on some kind of tipping point where within the next 50 years this is going to be completely normal? Now to be fair, I'm not expecting any real comprehension of language from these creatures, but I wouldn't put it past them to start playing around with more advanced phonetics than they are typically used to -- hence the shock that these cats experience when they are "breaking through the evolutionary barrier" so to speak. Thoughts?