So, here I goes... I had just polished off a 26er of Scotch and started in on a new one, so there was a modicum of inebriation involved. For comparison, I am now about 1/4 of the way through the second bottle. All of that is irrelevant to what I'm about to post, but I want to have it out there so you can factor it into your decisions regarding my sanity. The stuff that I'm going to relate happened about 5 minutes after I got off of the phone with Lacy33, so I'll leave it up to her to determine whether or not I was coherent at the time. Most of you know that I'm somewhat insane at the best of times, and have been observed cracking a joke now and then, but I am deadly serious about this particular incident. Soon after Lacy33 and I parted ways via the phone, I heard Lucy moaning in the bathroom. I did my usual "Daddy" thing as in asking her if she was okay and what was wrong. She responded, in perfect English "I don't know". After a bit of prompting, she then said (again in perfect English) "I'm ill." Well, there wasn't much that I could do about it, but she came out and sat on the couch with me for a while, and she's totally alright. Those of you who already know me realize what is so spooky about this. For newcomers to PF, I now point out that Lucy is my cat. She's incredibly intelligent, even by cat standards, but her expressing something in my own native language just blew my mind. Even moreso, the words that she used were compatible with the biological structure of her mouth and vocal chords. If anyone has some sort of explanation for this event, I''ll be more than happy to hear it. Maybe Ivan & Tsu, since they have a lot of experience with cats. I'm a scientist by nature, although not by education, so I have already expended all avenues of logic in this regard. I know that bloody animals can't talk, but she did. As a point of perspective, I am now further into the second bottle, and she is again talking to me. This time, however, as usual, she is speaking Cat. I don't entirely understand it, but the basic translation is "feed me, you lazy bastard".