We have a black long hair Tom cat. He was a stray that came to my son Mark's house. He had him neutered and now we are enjoying him. He talks to us. He just came upstairs and stood by the closet in this room and said "Meow". He means for me to open the door so he can go in. He is always going to the door and telling us when he wants to go out. We feed him Science Diet and a teaspoon of real tuna fish. We feed him twice a day. He loves to sit in your lap. He doesn't like to be brushed though.