Do you talk to your pet

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  1. getpaidtopost profile image40
    getpaidtopostposted 9 years ago

    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?

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
      Davinagirl3posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Harvey Stelman profile image60
      Harvey Stelmanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If you don't you shouldn't have a pet.

  2. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 9 years ago

    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!

    1. getpaidtopost profile image40
      getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think you hit the nail on the head.

      Is this why we talk to our pets as they dont talk back?

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    Oh yes! big_smile I baby them in fact tongue  lol n they love it, I think hmm tongue lol

    1. getpaidtopost profile image40
      getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Think i treat her like a baby to, give loves, even say bye and see you later to her, when i go out. up to now she has not said one word to me. I think she does not like me sad LOL.

  4. Temperance M profile image60
    Temperance Mposted 9 years ago

    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!

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I definitely talk to my cat. He is blind so he needs me to anyway smile

  6. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    Yep, and even wild animals, birds, frogs, just in case they can understand me!

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image76
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 9 years ago

    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 big_smile

    1. getpaidtopost profile image40
      getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This is true my dog seem to understand what i say even reacts with nodding of her head, Can not her her to proof read tho, woof woof big_smile

  8. HealthCare Basics profile image60
    HealthCare Basicsposted 9 years ago

    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......  smile

  9. getpaidtopost profile image40
    getpaidtopostposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. HealthCare Basics profile image60
      HealthCare Basicsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that is true for anything that makes us humans happy and calm with life having pets.... Keeps the blood pressure down, keeps us active, and calm, thus reducing stress... smile

  10. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    I guess there are few people with (indoor) pets who don't.

  11. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    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.

  12. Shalini Kagal profile image59
    Shalini Kagalposted 9 years ago

    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 big_smile

  13. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    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.

  14. girly_girl09 profile image74
    girly_girl09posted 9 years ago

    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).

    Precious. big_smile

  15. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. Lisa HW profile image65
      Lisa HWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. RedElf profile image90
        RedElfposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. janni321 profile image59
          janni321posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I agree with you because I experienced it with my dog and cat.
          Even it works with the bird pets as some of my friends told me about their bird pets behavior.

  16. Benjimester profile image93
    Benjimesterposted 9 years ago

    Definitely.  I talk to my dog to make her wag her tail and I talk trash to cats when they stare me down.

    1. getpaidtopost profile image40
      getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      O yes thats what i miss with cats stare out competitions. they go for hours. dogs get board and just put their head down, but cat will stare for hours.

  17. Temperance M profile image60
    Temperance Mposted 9 years ago

    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!

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. getpaidtopost profile image40
        getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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 Wink

  18. Laura Spector profile image80
    Laura Spectorposted 9 years ago

    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!

  19. andromida profile image57
    andromidaposted 9 years ago

    I love to talk with my dogs and monkeys.The good thing about them is they never mind.

  20. LOT2DO profile image36
    LOT2DOposted 9 years ago

    Interesting question and nice responses! smile

  21. Teresa McGurk profile image59
    Teresa McGurkposted 9 years ago

    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.

  22. Ladybird33 profile image68
    Ladybird33posted 9 years ago

    Yes, I talk to my pets and farm animals.  It's relaxing and they love the attention!

  23. soni2006 profile image78
    soni2006posted 9 years ago

    Yes I talk to my dog in his language. bow bow..

    1. getpaidtopost profile image40
      getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Gees I thought I was the only one, woof woof bow wow big_smile

      1. soni2006 profile image78
        soni2006posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Wow. I am not the only one. Cheers....wow wow bow bow bow wow.......

  24. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

    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.

  25. profile image0
    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    Hell I converse with the wind. Why would I not talk to my dog? I talk to and with all animals, especially penguins. hehe

    1. profile image0
      Am I dead, yet?posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      penguins are cute ^.^

  26. profile image0
    Am I dead, yet?posted 9 years ago

    I talk to myself...does that count? =/

  27. profile image0
    iamqweenbeeposted 9 years ago

    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

  28. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    No need to talk to my dogs...we communicate telepathically all the time anyways...right now they are saying to tell everyone "Hi!".

    1. getpaidtopost profile image40
      getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Say "Hi" from me wink

  29. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    you got it: getpaidtopost...I'll do that...by the way...they say that they enjoy reading your hubs! hmm

    1. getpaidtopost profile image40
      getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What is that? reverse psychology? wink Tell them thanks big_smile

  30. abillones26 profile image52
    abillones26posted 9 years ago

    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.

  31. BarbieGirl79 profile image58
    BarbieGirl79posted 7 years ago

    Yeah all the time I talk to my cats & the Dogs at my work!! They listen to me in their own way's!!

  32. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely! I am a modern-day Dr. Doolittle.
    Amazing repartee with the animals! smile

  33. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    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.  lollollol

  34. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    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!

  35. DRG Da Real Grinc profile image74
    DRG Da Real Grincposted 7 years ago

    Of course and she talks to me. The level on understanding might be elusive but there's always body language to implement more.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

 
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