Cats are very often “answer” when to treat them with their own “vocabulary” for a short conversation. If you don’t want your cat to appreciate food more communication with the owner, never feed it, even if you have delayed feeding time, not exchanging greetings.
Published by the cat sounds for the most part designed to communicate with people. The exception is a mother with kittens and characteristic sounds when mating. Cat-mother the gentle sounds of the calls of cats if they ran.
She has in stock and other sounds, meaning that the kittens are clear: “go to lunch” or “time to sleep”. Later they learn to growl on a live mouse that she caught. This warning helps to keep the prey, scaring the other cats.