Fun fact: Cats meow only to communicate with humans (exception: kittens) -- TheDragonsFlame
Most of the Galactic citizenry are not certain about the cogniscence levels of cats. They're on the lowest boundary of mass for hosting a cogniscent mind. They show capacity for creative problem solving. They can learn procedures, so long as they are sufficiently motivated. They show signs of social strata, co-operation, and means of communication. They even attempt communication with non-felines.
They don't meow past kittenhood, unless they are attempting to make their wants known to known cogniscent species. In which case, they have assorted tones and lengths to communicate, at least partially, their needs and desires.
Alas, they do not perform well in standard cogniscent testing.
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