"The Talking Cat"  
Author Harry Turtledove
First Appearance A New Decameron: Stories for a Plague Year
Publisher Patreon
Editor Jo Walton
Reprinted No
Collected No
Series Clever Rolf
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publication date April 24, 2020
Preceded by "Mebodes' Fly"

"The Talking Cat" is a short story by Harry Turtledove, published on April 24, 2020 on Patreon on as part of A New Decameron: Stories for a Plague Year, edited by Jo Walton.[1] It is the third Clever Rolf story Turtledove has published.

Set in Clever Rolf's later years, the story sees Clever Rolf helping the titular talking cat determine whether or not the cat is a vampire.