Mom’s Choice


Looking back at this one, it's possible I didn't give her enough time to respond. Either way, we both like a good worm party!⠀
Billi is a female domestic shorthair, she's 12 years old, her favorite word is mad. Inspiration from Hunger4Words (check her out on IG).
Link for buttons, food puzzles, Instagram, and TikTok 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
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  • Tsunayoshi Sawada
    Tsunayoshi SawadaVor 8 Tage

    This really cool

  • Sleekoduck
    SleekoduckVor 13 Tage

    I've noticed that Billi gets frustrated sometimes when she has to make choices. This was the best of everything, play, time with her mom, and worm killing.

  • Frank
    FrankVor 14 Tage

    I love Billi! Thanks for filming this.

  • T T
    T TVor 15 Tage

    That *sTrEcH* 😌

  • Kevin Parr
    Kevin ParrVor 20 Tage

    I love your coffee table! Did you make it? Of course Billi is the star, but that table! 😍 lol

  • Kevin Parr

    Kevin Parr

    Vor 19 Tage

    @BilliSpeaks those are the best!

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 20 Tage

    It was actually a street find! I got lucky 🤗

  • David Ruize
    David RuizeVor 20 Tage

    so perfect and considerate! I love you billi

  • Kirara's Mom
    Kirara's MomVor 20 Tage

    Billi maybe did not know what to play. So she let your human choose.

  • The Magic Pinecone
    The Magic PineconeVor 22 Tage

    I just love the idea of Billi wanting you to enjoy playing, too, and so giving you the option to choose the activity. She's such a thoughtful cat, I love her 🥺

  • Andrea House
    Andrea HouseVor 22 Tage

    Even if you interpreted too quickly for her, she see!ed happy with the choice! And you communicated an answer to her apparent question, as opposed to just picking up any ole toy, so she at least knew your reasoning. But she doesn't tend to structure her requests like that, it seems, so I wonder if she was somehow asking you!

  • lai Lai
    lai LaiVor 23 Tage

    its amazing both you and Billi!

  • Alexander Joseph
    Alexander JosephVor 23 Tage

    he chase da worm

  • J S
    J SVor 23 Tage

    I love how wholesome this comment section is

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 23 Tage

    Me too 🥰

  • Space Cat
    Space CatVor 23 Tage

    I love this cat so much and human is clever.

  • Aimee Simmons
    Aimee SimmonsVor 23 Tage

    i love this so much. Thank you for sharing Billi with us, and her communications. It adds a whole new dimension to understanding our pets as more than just pets.

  • Kyo-ni l
    Kyo-ni lVor 23 Tage

    aw i never heard her mow lol

  • lauren
    laurenVor 23 Tage

    She's so cute 😔😔😔

  • jennivamp5
    jennivamp5Vor 23 Tage

    Oh my gosh that was so cute! 😍

  • ebrdsht
    ebrdshtVor 23 Tage

    she's meowing again! this time as a reply it looked like? it was right after she was asked what she wanted to play, so yeah it seems like that was her answer! really really cool to see that

  • As The Name Suggests
    As The Name SuggestsVor 23 Tage

    Billi is sho cuuuute

  • Dan Cline
    Dan ClineVor 24 Tage

    Sweet, beautiful Billi

  • LovelyLizardSnakes
    LovelyLizardSnakesVor 24 Tage

    My partner and I genuinely cheer "YEAHH, WORMM" every the the worn comes out. Love the worm

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    Lmao, internally I do the same 😂

  • Katie Common
    Katie CommonVor 24 Tage

    I'm still struggling to get my cats to use the buttons I got! One day maybe 😀

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    It will happen!

  • Dakota Redden
    Dakota ReddenVor 24 Tage

    thats a nice coffee table ^^

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    Thanks! Street find 😉

  • Kiralea Swan
    Kiralea SwanVor 24 Tage

    that is so sweet

  • Vineet Kansotia
    Vineet KansotiaVor 24 Tage

    Yay, she used "Hmm?"! I'm cryin' 😭

  • Buffalo 5Knives
    Buffalo 5KnivesVor 24 Tage

    How often do you model questions for Billie? I was thinking about whether she would use a "what" button, but isn't that kind of implied by other buttons "Billie want play (what) hmm?" ? Maybe she could learn to distinguish meaning? "What outside hmm?" is probably different from "outside hmm?" to her. Do you have any parameters for introducing new terms, like rate of introduction or how you select high-frequency words? How often, if ever, does she form new combinations beyond what has been modeled? Sorry for so many questions.

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    That’s ok! They’re all good ones. I try to model things organically rather than on a schedule, so I don’t have a good answer for how often. At least daily, sometimes more. She has a what button and does use it! I try to introduce words slowly, the timeline is based on how fast she picked up the previous word. If it’s a tricky one I don’t want to add a whole bunch of new words, but if it’s easy I can add another. She does form surprising combinations, again frequency is hard to quantify but at least every 2 weeks, usually more often.

  • Pearl of the Dark Age
    Pearl of the Dark AgeVor 24 Tage

    Another worm bites the dust.

  • Hayden
    HaydenVor 24 Tage

    This is interesting because if she's actually asking a question, she's the first ever recorded. They can't get apes speaking sign language to ask questions for example. Then again, maybe Billie is just repeating what she's hearing, so who knows.

  • Emma Skovgård
    Emma SkovgårdVor 24 Tage

    I'm really shocked cats are capable of such complicated communication

  • Anime Aunty
    Anime AuntyVor 24 Tage

    CALLED IT! This makes me so happy. It has been looking like Billi wants mom to pick the play. Like she did before Billi could 'talk'

  • Mx Dae
    Mx DaeVor 24 Tage

    "What do you want to do today?" "I dunno, what do you wanna do today?" "I dunno! What do you wanna do today?"

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage


  • Aleesha Rose
    Aleesha RoseVor 24 Tage

    Watching this channel has definitely inspired me to use buttons when I get a cat of my own.

  • Tina Lancaster
    Tina LancasterVor 24 Tage

    @BilliSpeaks Hi! I’ve been subbed for awhile but it’s my first time commenting. Just wanted to say I think Billi is so adorable, and it was so sweet that she asked you what you wanted to play😊 My best friends cat isn’t even 2 yet and all he does is sleep, your baby is so full of energy for her age. I’m getting a cat soon and was wondering what your advice is on helping to keep your cat more energetic? I’m going to get an older cat from the shelter instead of a kitten, thank you Kendra! Please give Billi back pets for me💜

  • Tina Lancaster

    Tina Lancaster

    Vor 24 Tage

    @BilliSpeaks Thank you so much for your advice. I’m really looking forward to getting a cat and hopefully train it with the buttons if possible, and of course watch Billi’s videos with them too.😻🤗

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    Aww thank you for the kind words! 😻 I find the best way to keep them active is to give them lots to do! Enrichment is so important, otherwise they do end up defaulting to just sleeping. Things like food puzzles, fun toys, positive reinforcement behavior training, and even the buttons keep their minds and bodies active 🤗

  • WeAreChangeCT Hartford
    WeAreChangeCT HartfordVor 24 Tage

    oh how nice

  • carollyn cheeyen
    carollyn cheeyenVor 24 Tage

    Is Billy looking for a new game to play? Consider laser pen lol

  • Floxy
    FloxyVor 24 Tage

    Ohh! Big stretch!!

  • Jasper Zatch
    Jasper ZatchVor 24 Tage

    If you haven't shown her some silver vine sticks, id love to see her reaction to sniffing them. It's the only thing that gets my cat as energetic as a kitten, i love to put it in a shoe box and let him play lol

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    I’ll have to try it!

  • Moe Dali
    Moe DaliVor 24 Tage

    an amazing cat and an amazing mom, im happy you have each other!!

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    Me too 🤗🤗

  • Andrew Gartner
    Andrew GartnerVor 24 Tage

    Plot twist: the cat is a paid actor

  • Septicity
    SepticityVor 24 Tage

    0:21 the little "mow" kinda sounds like she tried to speak a response but forgot she had to press the button for that

  • MadameLockenkopf
    MadameLockenkopfVor 24 Tage

    Omg she asked you what YOU want to play 😭🥺🥰 Billi cares!

  • smallHead
    smallHeadVor 24 Tage

    She's a flash! 🐈💨💨💨 She's a blur! 🐈💨💨💨 She's mad x3! 😼😹😹😹

  • Artemis red
    Artemis redVor 24 Tage

    While I like it when Billi uses the buttons I absolutely love it when she meows

  • The Calico Heart
    The Calico HeartVor 24 Tage

    You are both such a delight. 😊💐💕

  • Catherinzsl
    CatherinzslVor 24 Tage

    THAT CAT ASKED A QUESTION 🙀😻 Next: Billi wins the Purritzer Prize for Literature

  • Hannah
    HannahVor 24 Tage

    thats SO endearing

  • Dawid Pietrzak
    Dawid PietrzakVor 24 Tage

    Asking questions is quite rare among animals. Gorillas that were taught sign language used it pretty well, but never asked a question. I guess this means Billi has the theory of mind

  • shadowsinmymind9


    Vor 23 Tage

    Coco the gorilla asked questions. She asked her handler if she could have a baby. She also asked for new cats when her other cat died.

  • nosy
    nosyVor 24 Tage

    poor worm

  • Serendipity Shop
    Serendipity ShopVor 24 Tage

    Worm does kinda seem to be everyone's favorite toy. Even when Billi asks to play with mousey, she often doesn't do much with it once it's thrown. I wonder how she'd respond to a Cat Dancer? Great, inexpensive little toys, albeit maybe hard to see on videos.

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    We’ve tried the cat dancer! My mom’s cat LOVES it but Billi was meh about it. #worm4lyfe

  • Alex Seguin
    Alex SeguinVor 24 Tage

    From my perspective it definitely looks like she asked you what you wanted to play! Also, this is the first time I see her using hmmm and want together. She is gradually making her way to more complex thoughts and sentences!

  • •Hypnos •
    •Hypnos •Vor 24 Tage

    RIP orange worm. You will be missed.

  • Leanne Paxton
    Leanne PaxtonVor 24 Tage

    As a mama of 2 fur babies, I never would have thought that I would see the day a cat gave someone else the choice of what to do/play!! Billi really is amazing and very multifaceted! I hope you know that Billi has to be one of the most loved cats on the internet/planet!! She is very special indeed! Through your teaching Billi how to communicate, we are learning so much more about the personality of cats in general and more specifically, Billi!

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage


  • DustyBlue
    DustyBlueVor 24 Tage

    I know you have it hard...I appreciate you doing that for your babe and showing us.

  • xfallenxlostx
    xfallenxlostxVor 24 Tage

    It’s just too precious that she wanted to know what you wanted to play! Awwww, such a thoughtful baby.

  • Also_Kiki
    Also_KikiVor 24 Tage

    Rip the homie worm never forgetti

  • Mark Dawson
    Mark DawsonVor 24 Tage

    Worm carcass 😂😂😂

  • xydoit
    xydoitVor 24 Tage

    She really trying to speak

  • Friendly Kurama
    Friendly KuramaVor 24 Tage

    I wonder how the buttons would work with a much much younger cat? Like a toddler kitten

  • Chelsea Jackman
    Chelsea JackmanVor 24 Tage

    You're such a good cat mom.

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    Thank you ☺️

  • Lynxsy Moon
    Lynxsy MoonVor 24 Tage

    Hmm that made me think. Did you ever try to demand something from her through buttons, Like (Mom want pet billie) or (Mom want play mousie)? Do you think she'll understand that? I'm very curious if she'll take into consideration your wants

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    I haven’t! It would be a novel request, I’m not sure how she’d react.

  • Campbell Tate
    Campbell TateVor 24 Tage

    Man, seeing her use the "hmm?" button almost correctly is amazing. I also love that she was considerate enough to ask you what you wanted to play. She's so sweet 🥰

  • elliza a.rahim
    elliza a.rahimVor 24 Tage

    Worm parties appear to be deadly to worms. Billi: Love You!

  • KiahSilverdew
    KiahSilverdewVor 24 Tage

    LOL Worm carcass. How old is Billi?

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    She’s 12y!

  • Solitude Standing11
    Solitude Standing11Vor 24 Tage

    If you ever decide to dress Billi up for fun one day, I think she would look stunning in a light blue 👗 to set off her coloring.

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    I put her in a Halloween costume one year and NEVER heard the end of it 😂 so no more dress up for Billi!

  • K8 B
    K8 BVor 24 Tage

    Oh no! The worm sheds! So impressed with you little lady. How sweet was that?!!

  • SAmaryllis
    SAmaryllisVor 24 Tage

    Omigosh the worm carcass 😭😭😭😂

  • J Perry
    J PerryVor 24 Tage

    Worm would be my favorite too. It's the most interactive

  • T C
    T CVor 24 Tage

    where did you buy the buttons for Bill? I've been trying to get recommendations but have been coming up short so far.

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    There’s a link in the video description for both types!

  • mary
    maryVor 24 Tage

    Omg she wanted to play with you, not with a toy. The look on Billie's face when you said you wanted to play worm ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ This was the sweetest thing I've seen in days. Thank you for sharing your wonderful little cat with us.

  • anil panchal
    anil panchalVor 24 Tage

    You should get another cat

  • Barb Murphy
    Barb MurphyVor 24 Tage

    That worm toy does look fun. What brand is it?

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    It’s called a worm teaser! I get them on Amazon

  • Nikki
    NikkiVor 24 Tage

    It’s fascinating that she wanted you to choose. Sweet girl 🥰

  • Sophia Bright
    Sophia BrightVor 24 Tage

    Oh Billi, you are the sweetest!

  • SJ Muller
    SJ MullerVor 24 Tage

    Mom has chosen well! Billi likes the worm.

  • Happyme!
    Happyme!Vor 24 Tage

    SHE ASKED YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO PLAY!!!!! That’s amazing and totally adorable!

  • Mira Wind
    Mira WindVor 24 Tage

    So thoughtful, what do you wanna play mom? We love you so much Billi! 💖💖💖

  • Kaisho-San
    Kaisho-SanVor 24 Tage

    I like how she starts to turn around the button game

  • patricia griffin
    patricia griffinVor 24 Tage

    She shows. concern for you.. called you mom first then gave you the choice of what to play.. like all the videos.. about the only cat I know of using buttons although there’re several dogs

  • mauschen22
    mauschen22Vor 24 Tage

    How did you teach your name 'mom' ? Did you refer to yourself as mom before the buttons? I never refered to myself by name to my cat

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    I used it in sentences like “mom lets Billi” etc, and also used pointing when modeling both the Billi button and the mom button.

  • Denis Tobar
    Denis TobarVor 24 Tage

    Billy knows mom loves her worm 😂

  • Raka Pratama
    Raka PratamaVor 24 Tage

    She really wants to play a lot lately huh

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    It’s her most frequently pressed button!

  • Michmash
    MichmashVor 24 Tage

    “I think you need a bigger” worm. LOL. Seriously, watching her language skills over the past several months is AMAZING. Thank you so much. Your regular posts are not only uplifting/inspiring, but just good fun. And we all need that now!

  • just a smøl tøwn gir
    just a smøl tøwn girVor 24 Tage

    Hey Kendra! How soft is billi??

  • just a smøl tøwn gir

    just a smøl tøwn gir

    Vor 24 Tage

    @BilliSpeaks awww. She looks super soft indeed lol

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    So. Soft. 🥰🥰🥰

  • DaxLing
    DaxLingVor 24 Tage

    I love how she wags her tail when she's thinking.

  • Ryan U
    Ryan UVor 24 Tage

    Me. Want. Billie. Yes.

  • Fwacer
    FwacerVor 24 Tage

    Do you have to replace the worm regularly?

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    Yes! Every couple of months.

  • inkasrain
    inkasrainVor 24 Tage

    I wonder what the word "play" means in her mind, like if it's "fun chase-time with mom," or more like "HUNT DESTROY VICTORYYYY."

  • Caroline Work in Progress
    Caroline Work in ProgressVor 24 Tage

    I like your compromise position of the toy box!!

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    Lol she wore me down

  • V K
    V KVor 24 Tage

    Lol man this cat gets me every time... so aware. So funny

  • Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman
    Reid Fleming, World's Toughest MilkmanVor 24 Tage

    nice of her to let you choose this time😂

  • Lizzy Fredrick
    Lizzy FredrickVor 24 Tage

    The one dislike is from the worm's family account.

  • Fallen Feller
    Fallen FellerVor 24 Tage


  • Alex Ciardella
    Alex CiardellaVor 24 Tage

    So sweet how Billi askes what mom wants!

  • Jeffrey Taylor
    Jeffrey TaylorVor 24 Tage

    I’ve seen married couples who don’t show the kinda love that you guys have for one another. I think it’s a lack of meaningful communication.

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    Communication is so important!

  • Sketchy Skies
    Sketchy SkiesVor 24 Tage

    She's so sweet

  • Richie Gray
    Richie GrayVor 24 Tage

    The sweetest nice little kitty cat in the world..... mom..., no kitty cat go out when it’s raining.... Jesus fund Christ... I wanna button just for me to say.....” Jesus Christ”.. no Billy had bumped into a real wise ass! I wonder could it be😉😉😉😉🎯🎯🎯🎯🗽🇺🇸🌎🖖🎉🥂👏💪😷🚨🚨💪🥳🙌🙌🙌🙌🍸🍸🍸. How’s your real mommy figure this out by now😉🎯👩‍🦳👩‍🦳🖖🎉🧠👙👏💪🚨🇺🇸🗽🎯

  • LarkSS
    LarkSSVor 24 Tage

    When you said, "you know this isn't shocking...", I thought you were going to say, "Mom wants to 'play' cuddle!" 😄

  • BilliSpeaks


    Vor 24 Tage

    😂😂😂 I wasn’t ready for more rejection

  • Sean McThick
    Sean McThickVor 24 Tage

    I don't think people really realize what a prowess it is that a cat can understand the concept of a question

  • Winter
    WinterVor 24 Tage

    She hmmm?’d you! That is precious!

  • keantoken
    keantokenVor 24 Tage

    Maybe it's not that she wanted you to choose, but that she just wasn't wanting a specific toy in particular. Besides, play is generally best when it's spontaneous, maybe she is thinking more about what she wants. Maybe there is another way to talk about the toys without inserting a barrier?