Melbourne, Aug 29 (ANI): An Aussie man claims that he owns a pet cat that can speak a total of seven different English words, including the F-word.
Mischief the 'talking' cat belongs to Robert 'RJ' Duncan, 34, an ex-boxer of Palmerston, in the Northern Territory, and his wife Sandra, 32, and he also claims that his budgie Picininny can speak.
According to the Northern Territory News, Mischief had at the first declined to utter a single word, but during a second visit he was much friendlier, and everyone around heard him calling Sandra, "mum".
Duncan said the two-year-old cat, which he and his wife adopted from his feral mother in Katherine, was most vocal at night.
"He starts mouthing off when he wants his food _ when we start cooking," the Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying.
"He can say seven words all up: mum, no, now, what, f**k, prick and why.
"He can't say 'dad' yet, which is a bit of a prick. That's how he got the word 'prick' I reckon, because I say it a lot," he said.
Duncan said that Mischief's first word was 'mum', which he started saying about the age of six months, and that he was not mimicking the words either, as he knew what he was saying.
"He calls out to (Sandra) and everything _ he'll sit at the back window, while she's in the garden, calling out 'mum'," he explained.
"In the evening time, if you don't drop whatever you're doing and pay attention to him, he calls you 'f**k prick'.
"If he really cracks the s**ts, he'll piss in his drinking water just to let you know he's really s**ty," he added.
Duncan will now be trying to film Mischief to prove the moggy can really talk.
"He's a character ... he's one of these cats that's a bit too brainy for his own good," he added. (ANI)