I talk to my dog all the time, why I'm not sure, but do it all the same. Do you talk to your pet?
Yes, sometimes pets are the only ones that truly understand what you're saying... or they just want you to feed them, so they feign interest.
If you don't you shouldn't have a pet.
Yes, I talk to her all the time. Silly, but during the day, she is usually the only one around to talk to that doesn't talk back!
I have almost always lived alone by choice...I talk to the dogs all the time and sometimes I even swear they understand what I am ranting on about!
I definitely talk to my cat. He is blind so he needs me to anyway
Yep, and even wild animals, birds, frogs, just in case they can understand me!
I actually do say "excuse me" to the Canada geese by the lake where I live, when they're blocking my path. Seems more civil than "shoo!"
And of course I talk to Vivi. I got her, in part, so I wouldn't seem so crazy--I'd be talking to myself if she weren't around.
I talk to my pets all the time: sit, come, roll over, dinner. lol Seriously, yes. And they listen with great attentiveness! (and they proof read my articles) woof woof
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.
I talk to both my dogs - trouble is, I do it while I'm out walking them as well. I'm sure the people who don't know me think I'm nuts! Well, maybe the ones who do think so too
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 talk to my two cats ALL the time. lol
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).
Cats are good with 'eye responses.' However, dogs have a special ability to connect to humans that I don't think any other 'pet' animal has.
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.
I believe that our animals respond to how we treat them, but there can also be a special bond. I swear sometimes they seem to understand every word.
Definitely. I talk to my dog to make her wag her tail and I talk trash to cats when they stare me down.
seems like a better question would be "why don't you talk to your dog!"
Pets are such a huge part many people's lives. Its always amazing to me how non-pet owners don't understand that these 2 girls are my babies and I'd do just about anything for them!
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
My cat is the best listener I've ever known. And, if I don't talk to him he starts knocking stuff over or coming over and slapping my legs. He not only wants to be talked to - he demands it!
I love to talk with my dogs and monkeys.The good thing about them is they never mind.
I talk to both my cat and my two dogs. The dogs and I raised the kitten from she was a tiny smudge, so they have their own ways of communicating with each other, too.
Yes, I talk to my pets and farm animals. It's relaxing and they love the attention!
I talk to my dogs all the time. My two chihuahuas just look at me like I'm insane. But my mini doxie I swear understands everything I say.
Hell I converse with the wind. Why would I not talk to my dog? I talk to and with all animals, especially penguins. hehe
Yes, I talk to my dog, my tropical fish (although I am not sure what good its doing) and my plants.
the dog and the plants seem to respond positively, however, the fish probably don't know I exist
No need to talk to my dogs...we communicate telepathically all the time anyways...right now they are saying to tell everyone "Hi!".
you got it: getpaidtopost...I'll do that...by the way...they say that they enjoy reading your hubs!
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.
Yeah all the time I talk to my cats & the Dogs at my work!! They listen to me in their own way's!!
Absolutely! I am a modern-day Dr. Doolittle.
Amazing repartee with the animals!
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!
Of course and she talks to me. The level on understanding might be elusive but there's always body language to implement more.
If I answer that question truthfully my friends will abandon me. They'll think I'm crazy!
So no, I do not talk to my little goats as I play with them, or my dog when I come home after a long two weeks away, or my beautiful plants that I miss so much.
by Innuentendre 11 years ago
Do you talk to yourself?What types of self communication do you find appropriate?
by Mrs.Nita 11 years ago
Ok men. This is mainly for you. What kind of bedroom talk really gets you going and why. I had a situation where to me in my opinion what I was asked to say was not only out of character for me but derogatory. So I refused to say it. Help me out people. I'm trying to educate myself.
by SP Greaney 11 years ago
Do you think when you talk to your pet, they understand what you are saying?
by zolaente 5 years ago
I was in the past watching the talking cat video and now my cat has been talking clear for some time. Has anyone here also had the problem of them learning maybe words they should not repeat? At first it was cute and still is but, at times I have audio and video on since I do bodypaint shows and...
by Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 6 years ago
I have two cats living with me. Never a day goes by without me speaking to my two "babies" as I call them. As a result they appear alert and are ready to read my cues. My cats, especially the male, gives good eye contact and they usually tend to be good listeners. Share your comments.
by bonnebartron 12 years ago
Does anyone else notice themselves getting more and more sarcastic? How about less and less...people understanding you're being sarcastic?
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