Y'think maybe Secret Squirrel's boss, The Chief, was moonlighting, trying to recruit The Pink Panther?
In all seriousness, Paul Frees used his Chief/Inspector Fenwick voice to narrate this 1965 James Bond parody, "Pinkfinger". The silent feline dons a trenchcoat & fedora after the narrator catches him reading a book on secret agents. While Friz Freleng got sole credit as director, other sources also credit Hawley Pratt as a co-director.
There was a reason the Panther shorts were mostly silent, and this is why.