Do you talk to your pets?

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@laurika (4536)
United States
August 31, 2007 6:17pm CST
When I was with my exboyfriend, he had a very nice dog, labrador.She was not only cute but very sensitive also.When we argued and I was sad she always come to me and it looked to me like she knows, how I feel.Also when I was sick, she just come to me and put her head to my lap.Do you talk to your pets?
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@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Sure, I do. I talk to all my pets. I'd rather talk to them, than people. Sometimes, they actually understand what I'm saying. Even if they don't, thye still pay more attention to me, than the people that I talk to. So that's enough reason for me to keep talking. lol
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@AmbiePam (47872)
• United States
1 Sep 07
I hear ya. : )
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@AmbiePam (47872)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Sure, I talk to my two dogs. When I cry, one of them always tries to lick my tears away, and they both become agitated. When I don't feel good, they just sit by my feet all day until I'm better. Animals are amazing.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Oh that s cute.I am glad you have somebody to cheer you up.
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@AmbiePam (47872)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Hey, congrats on the 10 star!
@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Oh thank you, I didn't really notic it, I do not know what is it mean...:(
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@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
Yes, when there right beside you thats the time you can stroke them cuddle them, feel their wet nose. Sometimes without carrying him into the bedroom, he goes there to take a nap. When giving them a bath, we have to assure them that it will take just a couple of minutes by saying " Ok, its almost done".
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Lol.My future mother in law has dog to and when he hear "walk"he start to be really crazy.It s funny to watch him understand that word.
• Indonesia
1 Sep 07
yes..i often talk to my two lovely dogs.anytime and whatever my feeling is, i always "share" it with them. Specially when i was sad and down and i really don't want to share to my friends yet, i will talk to them and usually they will just sit right next to me and just like that...staring at me as if they could understand what i'm telling them about. it really can works to me. when i was happy, i will play with them untill they got tired and stop play and looking for water.. sometimes dogs can be really your bestfriend and of course they will keep their mouth shut and not telling my secrets to another.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
But it s really nice sometimes if somebody is there to listen you.Maybe they have their mouth shut but they can show you answer other way.
• Malaysia
1 Sep 07
I know this story came across your mind because you're at at heart missed you ex-boyfriend....aren't you? (I can see you are smiling now!!!..he..he..).. Bringing a dog into our family causes great joy all around. But, making a commitment to a dog is much like making a commitment to a human being. Both relationships require daily care and nurturing in order to flourish. About me I like to talk to my parrot, I got him just like changing parent to him as my best leaving abroad for work. So I take care of him until now almost 3 years. Previously I don't learn and know nothing about how to take care of him., I mean, I start from zero. With help and support from my friend, now he can talk for his favorites; Hello Mike, Welcome, Thank You and Bye Bye...I always talk to him because I know pets can understand through our emotion language. What makes me proud of him, when my guest attending to my house he can do very nice tone of greetings....am very proud of him.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
So at first I am not really missing my ex.....he just want the right person for me, but that s for toher disccusion....:) So you have parrot and teach him to speak??That s great, special when someby come to see you, how you said.yeah and you are right it s great how they can talk to us and we can talk to them through emotianl language.
@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Yep I do. I know they have no idea what I'm saying but sometimes they're the only ones who are around. :)
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@pamcake (276)
• United States
31 Aug 07
I do talk to my pets. Not only my two dogs, but my fish as well. I was just talking to my fiance last night abou thow many people think we are crazy for seeing us talk to our dogs wehn we walk them. My boxer knows when I'm upset...she always comes to lay her head in my lap and looks up at me like she's telling me it will be okay. They also tell on themselves when they have done something wrong...lol. If one of them gets into the bathroom or office trash can...all I have to do is look at them to see which one is guilty...it's so funny. I beleive that dogs are an animal we can have a close bond with almost like a child. They can't tell you what's on their mind...but if you know them well enough you get to know their expressions, their barks and things like that.
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@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
hello laurika. I try not to but I simply can't help it. My dog, Ashley, always follows me around especially when I'm at the garden. There are advantages too, when you talk to your pets. They will never disagree with you!LOL. But there are times that I make small talks with Ashley. Like telling her that she should learn how to pull the weeds so she can help me with the garden. And she really looks funny because whenever I talk to her, she angles her head in a certain way as if asking me, "Are you talking to me?"LOL
@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
:) That s sweet you are trying to teach him something.Maybe he will learn and next year, you would have no garden, beucase he ill pull everything...How you was teaching him?You show him plant:)?
• Philippines
3 Sep 07
I'm not sure if my dog can eventually learn how to pull the weeds by her paws.LOL.But she does pull them out with her mouth. Ashley just does that sometimes,maybe out of boredom.
• United States
3 Sep 07
I always talk to my yellow labrador retriever and he is a great dog! When I had my wisdom teeth pulled a few years ago, I was in a great deal of pain. My dog could tell that I was hurting and he came and laid on the couch with me while I was knocked out from all of the pain meds. He is funny too because he will talk to me when he wants something. For example, when the door on his crate is shut and he can't get in, he whines and barks real loud, until I go open it for him. Sometimes he will bark just to get me to go into the room that he is in. I think that he has me trained instead of the other way around. I think my dog really pays attention to the tone of my voice when I am talking to him.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
3 Sep 07
That 's really nice, how you and your dog understand each other.
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
1 Sep 07
we have a 3 year old jack russell, her name is jackie. I take care of her everyday and i always talk to her cause i feel she knows and understands what i'm saying. She is really smart and affectionate. She loves so much attention thats why she's very spoiled to me. hehehe.. i just really love her a lot and i treat her like our baby and a member of the family and not just a pet in the house. We often call her a "puppy person" cause she really thinks she's a person, :) the way she acts and behave. sometimes, you wouldn't believe it. She also knows when you're not feeling well, she will not leave you and try to make you feel better. She's the best pet ever!
@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
That's sounds really sweet.I am sure she is glad when she feels she is the part of your family.
@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
all the time i talk to my dog. she's a golden retriever. she's the most sweetest dog. she's always by my side. she just feels contented just being by my side. she's a good companion and a friend.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Yeah I hear those dogs are specila sensitive and can feel all your feelings.They are great for kids too.I am gonna get one too, just need to settle down and quit moving every 5 month.
• United States
1 Sep 07
i talk to all animals lol! the dogs, the stray cats, the birds..even the doves that come for seed in the mornings. i even talk to my fish. the bad part is, that i often answer my questions with a "voice" for whatever animal im talking to! which has gotten me some pretty funny looks. fishy (yeah thats his name lol) has had a few different accents so far. he always sounded like Antonio Banderas but then he got sick..and for some reason when i talked to him and then answered for him he started sounding like Cheech Marin! not that he is healthy again he sounds like John Wayne. dont ask my why i havent a clue, but thats the voice that comes out! i bet i just got a bunch of "funny looks" didnt i?
@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Oh, you do not talk to him but laso answer for him:)lol That s really cool
@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
4 Sep 07
Yes, regular, every time he came back to it I will Greetings, eat when I will ask it better to eat, although it will not know what, but I feel it can listen to understand, because I sad time, it will lie on the strait in my quiet side of looked at me, I would say it could not.
• Philippines
3 Sep 07
i do and it seems that they understand me better than my parents.
@pendragon (3354)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Our dog is super diplomatic, jumps between all the arguments we get into around here.Always trying to soothe the agressor and defend the agressie,lol.She rocks, I talk to her constantly.
@gforze (7)
• India
1 Sep 07
Pets have got this mysterious ability to understand the feelings from the face and surroundings.It has also got the ability to sense danger before it happens.
@magnel (2263)
• India
1 Sep 07
I have a lots of pets and I spend time talking to them, playing with them most of the time.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
1 Sep 07
Hi there. Yes we do talk to our dog, and sometimes the squeals n sounds and facials she makes, looks like she can understand us, its quiet funny lol...
@hemalover (829)
• Egypt
1 Sep 07
i dont have any pets ... i wish i had a tiger to talk with lol ... i lkie wild animals too much ..
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
1 Sep 07
YES! Animals, especially dogs, I've found, are very compassionate and sensitive to human feelings. I have always spoken to my pets just like any other human. I often used to sit with my Boxer and have discussions with him while he slumped across my lap and I scratched his belly.