Daddy and Big Boy were in the living room early one morning and Moses (one of our cats) was being very generous and was letting Big Boy stroke him. Making the most of the opportunity, Daddy wanted to encourage Big Boy to understand that stroking that cat was good as it was showing Moses that we loved him. It was at this point Moses started to raise his head to get under his chin scratched and Daddy said to Big Boy;
"Look, Moses is saying Hello to you! Say Hello, to Big Boy Moses."
There was a pause as Big Boy looked at Moses and then at Daddy
"Cats don't talk Daddy." he answered slowly.
Looks like Big Boy is smarter than we thought.