As a fun "hobby" I have been participating in the cat's community on Yahoo Answers. It's quite habit forming, but a lot of fun. The other day I ran across a question and answer that just had me rolling on the floor, laughing out loud. I had to share the question and answer with friends, who also found themselves having a good belly laugh, so I thought I would share them on the blog this morning.
The questioner may be referring to a Russian Blue cat.
"I bought a cat from Russia and now I am having a communication problem. I guess it only speaks Russian because whenever I ask it if its hungry it doesn't reply. I asked my other cats to talk to it but they don't know Russian either. Does anybody know where I can find local Russian cat translators? I don't know what this cat needs and the language barrier is putting distress throughout my family of cats.
I am a 23 year old dude with a cat family and nobody seems to take this problem seriously. This language barrier is causing turmoil within my kitty family."
And the response by a very clever and resourceful Yahoo Answer cat lover.
"The Department of Homeland Security has cats from all over the world in place to help in situations such as yours. Because terrorists can look like anything or anybody, they and the Immigration and Naturalization Dept must be ready with Translator Cats(dogs are available). These cats are from Turkey (Turkish Vans), Iran (Persians), Tibet (Himalayans),Russia (Russian Blues), and other countries such a Singapore(Singapura) and even Britain (British Blues) for example.
Being that your cat is Russian, however, they may want to assure that he has the proper paperwork in order, or they may try to deport him, as often happens. You don't say where you are from, but if you are close to Brighton Beach in NJ (?) I believe there is a large Russian population that can help translate(this according to the Sopranos). They may exact a large price for the service...
I would just place a Black Russian or White Russian close by while you teach him American Sign Language, if he doesn't like the Vodka, you drink it and give him tuna and water...
This response was chosen as the "Best Answer" with the comment by the asker, "This was very helpful. I hope I can learn what my new Russian cat is interested in. Thank you! "
I thought that this was a most charming and creative interchange between two people who have a stellar sense of humor. What do you think about their conversation? Leave a comment and let us know your reactions!