Can your pet understand you?

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
August 16, 2007 5:20pm CST
Do you ever have the feeling your cat - or whatever pets you have - knows what you're thinking or understands what you're saying? Do you ever communicate with your pet?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
16 Aug 07
some of my cats communicate better than others. The Doctor would always respond to his name, even just to flick an ear or tail tip the current ones aren't so responsive
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Aug 07
That's likely because they don't choose to.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Yeah, they probably just don't chose to respond like The Doctor did. He was a wonderful, cool cat.
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Aug 07
Did you just lose him? I lost a cat last year to skin cancer. He was an all white cat that was allowed outside by his prevous owners. It was let him go or remove his ears and eventually his eyes and nose. Really hard when your pregnant.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
16 Aug 07
I talk to my cat. I ask him questions and he wags his tail in response. "Do you love me?" hyper wag. "Is you a good cat?" wag. "you rotten?" slow wag. "You a bad cat?" doesn't wag at all. He comes when I call him, but not just because it's my voice...it's because I'm calling him. He knows when he's been bad. He knows when he's been good. He knows when I need his comfort.
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Aug 07
Pets are empathetic, they're there when you're sick or not feeling right. I bet he misses you when you're gone - does he sit in the window watching for you?
@raychill (6530)
• United States
17 Aug 07
I know, without a doubt, that my cat is pretty much always at the door waiting for me when I come in. He knows the sound of my car and goes to the door to wait. I don't think I could ever live without having a pet. It's so true, they're there for you no matter what and they're oh so cute! :)
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Aug 07
I couldn't either - it seems unnatural - the idea of not having one...
• United States
17 Aug 07
I think animals can understand us, by either speaking or body movements. My dog Snoopy whom is 12 years old and I have had her since she was a pup, knows what I am saying to her good or bad. She has such an attitude. She also knows when I am sick or don't feel well. She also knows if I am upset about something or have been crying, she will come up to me and want me to pet her, like she is saying every thing is going to be ok, mom I still love you. She is very loyal, and protective of me and my husband.
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Aug 07
I love Snoopy so that's a great name. I don't understand those who think animals are dumb creatures with no feelings!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 07
I have two kitties, Pyewacket and Kissy and I'm constantly talking to them, and I just know they understand me. If you want to hear something funny. Pyewacket LOVES attention, and he definitely wants to be the MAIN cat here...If I talk to Kissy, no matter where he is, or even asleep, he comes charging over and pushes Kissy out of the way since he's jealous that I'm daring to talk to anyone else but him...He even has to rush over when I'm talking on the phone
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Aug 07
My cats are both like that - they vie for our attention...
• Canada
16 Aug 07
My cat always seems to know what I am thinking. If I am upset about something he'll curl up in my lap and lick my fingers. If I am happy about something he'll run around acting as happy as I am. When I am tired he'll curl up on my pillow next to me.
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• Abernathy, Texas
16 Aug 07
Aww your cat is empathetic.