A Beijing resident's pet cat is able to call its own name whenever it is frightened.
The owner, surnamed Sun, named the two-year-old cat A Gui. To his amusement, the cat started crying its own name in a voice not unlike a human child's one day two years ago when it was placed into a basin to have a bath. Since then, the cat cries like that whenever it is frightened, Sun said.
An expert surnamed Gu from a pet hospital in Beijing said the cat was very intelligent and had a good memory, which enabled it to cry as a conditioned reflex to feelings of fear.