Q: Between 8:30 and 9 each morning, there's an unusual rendezvous at my home. At first, I thought it was a coincidence, but this happens every morning unless there's heavy rain. Our indoor-only cat sits on the window ledge. Within minutes, a crow arrives. The crow, crows. (I'm not sure what you call it when crows "talk.") Whiskers meows back, chirping like a songbird. The two have a 2- or 3-minute "conversation." Could it be they've become friends? And what are they "talking" about?
A: This pair may, in fact, be "friends." They certainly are communicating.
Sometimes, our friendships are dependent. For example, some friendships are dependant on work or another friend. This friendship seems dependent on the pane of glass separating the two. Still, either participant needs to voluntarily show up. I wonder what would happen if you took your cat outdoors on a leash and harness for those meetings.