One of my cats that isn't my cat (they're stray - I just feed them), Paint, is starting to sound a lot like a human these days. I have taught my dog how to say "Mama" (don't ask - lots of treats and she is highly intelligent). Now the cat is doing something very odd.
(That's Paint on the Left and his sister, Petunia. I named her after a flower because she smells like garbage. Poor little thing doesn't have any front teeth and has a hard time eating.)
Whenever I have to punish Paint for doing something bad [like being mean to Desert Dawg (he's harmless but scares the bejezus out of her); or trying to hump his sister; or not letting his sister eat], I usually either spray him with the hose or hiss at him. Last night, I hissed at him and I swear he was trying to talk! He looked at me like he couldn't believe I was upset with him and then let out a wail that sounded like, "Nooooooooo!"
I don't do drugs.
I do have too much free time on my hands.
Then, Paint went upstairs behind a wall and started complaining in jibberish that sounded almost human! I was laughing so hard (and he was making such weird noises) I thought the neighbors would come out to see what the commotion was.