I found an interesting story on the internet. It was called, "Acoustic Kitty" and after a brief explanation, you will understand why it was called that name.
Back during the "Cold War" days, a lot of strange things were tried by all parties involved. So, I guess we shouldn't be surprised that back in 1967, the CIA spent millions of dollars to try and train house cats to spy on the Soviet Union. How was this done? Well, the CIA implanted electronic spying equipment into live cats and then trained them to get close to the unsuspecting targets.
Now I have owned a few cats in the past. . . wait, you don't own a cat, they own you. OK, I had cats that lived with us and we fed them, but we never really "owned" them. I guess we could say that they owned us and we were their servants and if we took really good care of them, they would let us pet them. Here is a link to the sight, if you want to read it yourself:
This is to the webpage but not to the specific information. You will have to scan through it to find the link. BTW, it is the 15th page that tells about it.
Here is the CIA memorandum:
It is amazing what we humans can think up just to get the better of another group. Now, pet the kitty and have a great day, you hear?