Dog owners know that to look into your dog’s eyes is often to see that the dog has something he wishes to say but lacks the “machinery for externalization.”
An automated engineering system presupposes a designer with foresight and a mind that understands how to make things work.
The pharynx affords us the abilities to breathe and swallow, but it does much more. It affords the ability for speech, language, and singing.
Evolutionary biologists tend to silently glide over such issues, which clearly point to intelligent design.
If you are a cat’s human friend, he cares when you talk to him. Whether he will, or even can, do what you want is a separate question.