This may sound strange, but do you read to your pets?
Every night in bed, I read a story from Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soulto my Lab X, Rusty. He sits or lies on the bed next to me, and it is obvious that he is listening intently to every word.
There are some very touching stories in that book, and quite often I lose my battle with the tears. When that happens, Rusty comes right up the bed, licks me, and buries his head in my chest.
Not having had human children, I suppose it shows that primal instinct of a parent to read a story before bed.
I've sometimes read out the Riot Act to my pets, but read aloud to them? No.
No - not me. I've always talked to them in a variety of different ways, tried to help them learn through some gesturing, played music and attracted them to sit nearby an seem to listen, and sung to them (silly songs that I think will let them know, or least create the impression, that I'm happy and all is well) - but no reading. It's nice to know someone does, though. They appreciate it when people use their voices to let them know someone is trying to engage them.
Hey, I always read interesting stuff to my little, pretty choco girl, sometimes I read what I write to her, she just tits her head and looks at me with those huge eyes of hers.
She sometimes puts her head on my lap as I read to her all the time standing on two legs.. I always think that she understands it all...
she is happy to get all the attention... so its more about her than the reading!!!!
I talked to pets when I had one before.
What you shared is sweet.
No, but I sing to them. I sing popular tunes to them, changing the real lyrics to fit the furkids.
I do on occasion, when I want to read, they'll sometimes snuggle up with me so it's like reading to them. It's fun!!
My pet ferret waits for the movie to come out.
I hope your ferret realises that the movie is never quite the same as the book.
Unless it is the Lord of the Rings... then the movie is not even of the book.
I used to read to my cat when I was single. My Persian loved it probably because he found the sound of my voice soothing not because he actually understood the words. When I got married I ceased this activity since I didn't want him to think I was more crazy than I already am! LOL
I've never read to my dogs, but what a great idea! I bet they would fall asleep right away.
Dog is not only an animal,and not only a pet...
they could be our friend and clother than the stranger..
and we just could understand each other after a peried of time...
I don't, but my dog doesn't know that . I use voice recognition software to rough draft my transcription projects, as well as for a lot of my articles, and she loves to curl up in my lap and listen. Since I only have to glance back at the screen every now and then to make sure it's still copying down what I say I can often pet her and pay attention to her while I'm working, and she does really seem to enjoy the whole process. She watches like a hawk whenever I get near my headphones just to see if I'll happen to plug them in.
by Lisa 9 years ago
Do you read in bed?I like to read in bed, but I can only get about 2 pages in and my eyes are crossing. It makes me so sleepy. Not good for someone like me that just has to reach the next chapter before stopping!
by Jim Higgins 8 years ago
Do you make a comment on every Hub you vote "up" after reading?I always do make a comment, even a short one, and just wondered if a lot of people read and vote without comment. Do you ever read and not vote? I have done that occasionally.
by moonfairy 8 years ago
When you go to bed do you watch tv or read before falling asleep?
by lizzieBoo 9 years ago
So what book are on your bedside table right now? Just being nosy.
by visionandfocus 8 years ago
Which book(s) do you re-read every year or so?Which is your all-time favourite? Why do you love it so much?
by Linda Chechar 9 years ago
I do because it makes the bedroom look nice and I like to crawl into a tidy bed at night.
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