My dachshunds talk to me, though I do not understand german. My routine is to waken and then we watch the morning news on TV while they are buried under a comforter. At 8:20, my older dog moans for breakie, which I then prepare the meal of the day. At 0900, we walk for two miles in the park. They are allowed to run "free-willey" as far as the leash will expand. Dachshunds will run until they find a prey or until tired. Love my two guys for their control of me......
There has been a scientific experiment as to the ownership of dogs and life expectancy of people. It is expected for people that own and love dogs will live longer healthy lives. something about stimulants in the brain when stroking a dog. I suppose this would be the same for cats. This was on the radio last week.
I do, but it isn't because I want someone to talk to. I do with pets (these days cats) what I did with my babies - talk and kind of let them know what's going on. I use hand signals and gestures and make it a point to "report" what's going on, just because I think it makes them feel valued and helps them learn. They do pick up on words in time, and they're like kids in that when they feel respected and "clued in" they tend to be cooperative. It's as if they appreciate how they aren't forgotten (I'm guessing). Of course, sometimes I make it a point to just talk for the sake of talking, because they seem to love to just sit, listen intently, and seem to be trying to figure out what I'm saying.
When I'm out and see someone talking to his dog (rather than doing nothing but "commanding" him on one thing or another), I have tremendous respect for the person. It shows they value the dog, and it shows they have a good understanding about the fact that pets can and do understand (and deserve) talk.
I don't have 'conversations' with them ahahaha but I am constantly saying "oh, look how cute you are" ..."what a cute kitty". Similar to how you'd talk to a baby. One of my cats responds to 'baby talk' REALLY well and is absolutely adorable (she dramatically blinks her eyes, mews loudly and turns her head when being spoke to this way).
I've had dogs (loved them), but I've had more cats. I have to say I think people don't realize how connected cats can be. My daughter's cat (who lives with me) is amazingly social. I have a friend she's attached to, and when she comes the cat does a whole "greeting" her thing. When she starts to get ready to leave the cat always comes from wherever she is and does what looks like a real "good bye" thing. My son once commented about the cat we once had that she didn't even seem like a cat. He said how he sort of thought of her as more human. She was amazingly attached and communicative.
The birds around here just walk up to you and mug you for your food. I'm over talking to teenage white cockatoo gangs that take over the back porch. They gabble about me, and I can only understand about 10% of it cos they all talk at once!
Its a little like that where i live, walk down the street with a sandwich and swoosh its gone, a big white bird has swooped out of the sky and mugged you of your sandwich. There should be a curfew set in place for this birds, maybe even tags Wink
It's been fun talking to animals, still doubtful whether they understood or not. But the immediate gestures I get especially from dogs are, whining, tail-wagging, the other ear lobe erects, tongue sticking out of its mouth and last the last is just a meer "ignore". hahaha I'm gonna try guinea pigs next time.
When my dog Itchy was still alive, i used to talk to him all the time like he was damn near human. In fact, me and my brother used to do little jokes with him, where we'd pretend he was a smart ass little jerk.
I talk to my big boys all the time, and I'm sure they understand a lot of what I say! My fawn Great Dane is the smartest dog I've ever seen. He knows a huge number of voice commands, and he picked almost all of them up on his own. I think I halfway expect him to answer me one day!
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