In a recent study that will have feline lovers nodding their heads in agreement, and highlights the cat-human connection, researchers in France late last year found that companion cats do recognize their owners’ voices. Cats in the study responded positively to their owners’ voices using body language, such as a pause in their grooming, swiveled ears, and swishing tails, as opposed to no reaction when hearing voices from strangers. According to the study, the tone in which you speak to your cat also plays a role; felines are more apt to respond to “cat-directed talk” (similar to “baby talk”) than regular adult speech.