Do you talk to your animals?

@sharra1 (6344)
Australia
October 18, 2008 10:13pm CST
I talk to my dog all the time and even talk to my chickens and my dog sometimes gets jealous. . I know they don’t understand it just seems natural to me to talk to them. I sometimes talk to wild creatures as well if they stick around long enough for me to look at them. My partner sometimes asks me who I am talking to and I say the chickens and he looks as he and says “you’re a weirdo, but you’re my weirdo”. Do you talk to your animals, cats, dogs, birds?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I always talk to my Morgana...she loves it too and sometimes I think she understands every word. She's a smart cat so maybe she can. I also talk to my Petey, he was my dog and passed away 2 years ago. I have his picture by my bed and talk to him every night. [b]~~IN SEARCH OF PEACE WITHIN~~ **AGAINST THE STORMS, I WILL STAND STRONG** [/b]
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
I am sure she can. Cats are often quite smart and very secretive. I have a picture of my little girl in my room as well that I talk to at night. I lost her last Christmas. She was such a sweet little dog.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
24 Oct 08
When I lost my Petey it really helped for me to talk to him. It still does. It makes me feel like a part of him is still here with me, sharing my days with me. And I know he's watching over me. [b]~~IN SEARCH OF PEACE WITHIN~~ **AGAINST THE STORMS, I WILL STAND STRONG** [/b]
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@jackgym (276)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
I hope you don't use too much "fowl" language!
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
Never, they are far too young for that.
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• United States
19 Oct 08
I talk to the animals I give just about all of them weird names too :P
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
Oh well I named my chickens as well but they do not come when called by name, they do come when I call out 'girls' though which is quite funny. They have learned that I call them to give them a snack and all animals respond well to food.
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@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
I always talk to my animals. I know people look at me weird when I talk to the turtle or the rabbits. I even go out to a friends farm and talk to the cows. Well who can resist when you see a calf that has the cutest face not to tell him/her? You may be a weirdo but you are definately not alone....LOL there are many of us out there.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
Absolutely. I agree that you have to talk to them and I am sure they understand to some extent. They seem to know that you are communicating with them even if they have no idea what you are saying. I have to be careful if my dog is around though as he gets so jealous if I talk to other animals unless I have his permission. I do not mind being a weirdo and my partner finds it amusing but he does not mind.
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@KupoSin (680)
• United States
19 Oct 08
well i have a friend that has a parrot that can say phrases, so sometimes it doesnt feel that bad talking to it since it can say something back. but when i talk to cat or dogs, they mostly just walk away or give me a blank look. most of the time animals seem to respond well when you say treat lol i wonder why
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
Not sure about cats but my dog loves it when I talk to him, his tail wags and he smiles, I wonder what he would say if he could talk back. I had a parrot visit me many years ago and he used to annoy my Labrador by sitting on the chair behind my head and whistle the dog. The dog used to look at me accusingly and I would tell him he should know I cannot whistle. He figured it out eventually and he hated that parrot. Luckily it only stayed for a while until we found its owner.
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• United States
19 Oct 08
I talk to my cat Drusilla all the time. It is mostly just a commentary on what is going on at that particular moment. I don't leave the house without saying goodbye to her. lol. She is just my little baby. One of these days she'll talk back I'm sure of it. lo. : )
19 Oct 08
Haha, no worries. I talk to my pets all the time - sounds a bit sad but its almost like they really are listening to you :L I know they can't understand what your saying, but if your stressed or something, sometimes telling your pets can release a bit of tension :P x
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@dodo19 (31949)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Oct 08
Yes, I love talking to my dog. For some reason, I just can't help. I know that my fiance talks to his dog as well. It has even happened to me that I talked to my fiance's dog. I can't really help but to tell them that I love them, that I think that they're cute, and stuff. It has even happened that I've told my dog that I thought she was silly, because at times, she will sit next to me and simply look at me and whined for absolutely no reason.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
I am sure they do understand. They know when you tell them you love them just as they know if you tell them they did something wrong. I tell my dog he is silly but I always add that I love him as I know he can get upset if he thinks he is not loved.
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@dodo19 (31949)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
25 Oct 08
Yeah, I do the same. I'll pretty say, "You're silly, but I love you just the way you are." Or something like that.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
Yes of course! My dog wouldn't know how to start his day without some dialog with me. I talk to the plants in my Garden, I asked the Sugar Maple in my front yard to hold its color this fall to coincide with my 75th Birthday. The tree waved at me in the breeze, and I knew as I returned the wave, that the Sugar Maple would do its very best to put on a magnificent display. However we didn't get the frost, and there was too much rain, but the tree hung on and presented a decent show for my Birthday Event. Everything on this earth is composed of Energy, and Energy is synonymous with God. When you speak with your Plant and Animal Friends you are Talking with God.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
I do that too but I have never told anyone before. I talk to all the plants in our garden. I believe in the energy of life and I am sure I have felt energy from trees before. I am quite sure that there is some understanding of the energy flow as well.
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@GardenGerty (96657)
• Marion, Kansas
19 Oct 08
Oh, I talk to everybody and everything, and they respond. Hubby does too. He even talks to skunks and squirrels. It is okay. Our weirdness can just be our secret. It certainly makes our world a little nicer.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
Absolutely. If I had squirrels I would definitely talk to them. I talk to the wild birds and most animals that stick around long enough to listen. Besides there is nothing wrong with being weird.
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• Philippines
19 Oct 08
Hey there! I use to talk with our pet parrot then. when I was little we have a parrot and I always talk to it. It can speak few words that it knows. We also have a pet dog and I always talk to it too.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
Good. I think it is good that we talk to our animals and connect to them.
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@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
19 Oct 08
Yes i talked to them. I have my dog and cat and we often talk to them as they seems to understand what we are trying to tell them. If I am going to somewhere i always tell to my dog barney not to go with me stay home for he is to guard the house. He sway his tail assuming to understand me. And also to my cats responding too like they know what we mean. We often talk to our animals cause we know they have sense and they understand us also.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
1 Nov 08
I am sure they do understand. I always tell my dog to guard the house, he does not like it but he is a good boy.
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• China
19 Oct 08
I don't think you are weirdo,because i used to speak to my dog when i was a child.I think if you outgoing personlity you my more like with pet.As other friend play with have a good time i feel i'm alone,so i turn to my love pet.Thus i can find my interesting.May be everyone like pet have their own reason!
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
1 Nov 08
Thank you. I do not mind being a weirdo as long as it is something I like doing and I am just being myself. I think lots of people talk to their animals because the animals are part of the family.
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@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Yes I do, I think just about everyone does. Just like we talk to infants that can't posssibly understand. But I don't go overboaed like my partner and her daughter do. They not only talk to the dog, they leave the tv on for him and it has to be on animal planet. If the daughter gos away for a couple of days she says she dosn't want the dog to sleep alone. So they're both weird too, but she's my weirdo.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
1 Nov 08
Well said. Although with infants we feel they are absorbing it because they are just little people but we are never sure about animals. I know that my dog understands. Yep its nice to be someone's weirdo. I like it anyway.
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@jaffna (778)
• India
19 Oct 08
i like talking to animals because i consider them talking to one of ma close relatives or some of ma close friends.i love ma pet dog a lot.i also enjoy playing with him
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
I feel that way as well. I think animals are wonderful creatures and that our pets can be our closest friends.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
I always talk to BabyBJ, my beautiful cat. He is an indoor/outdoor cat. He comes inside when I call him. I also say stuff that I would say to my kids. That he is cute or he looks cranky HEHE. I think this is normal because he is part of my family. The kids also talk to him. My youngest and him don't get along and colton calls him "my arch enemy" LOL Kinda like sibling rivalry. LOL :)
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
That is so cute. I love it when animals are family members like that it is so nice. I love the sibling rivalry I can see just how that would be. I talk to my animals just the same. I know that they cannot talk but they do understand and they sense the emotions. My dog wags his tail every time I talk to him. He knows the difference between me talking to him and talking to someone else.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
Oh yes i talk to my dogs and cats and my horses. They know my voice and I'm sure they understand me..they might not be able to answer but they sure are great listeners!
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
I agree they are wonderful listeners and they adore the attention. They always seem to know when we are talking to them and the recognize their names. I think horses are wonderful animals. I remember someone once called a horse, poetry in motion and it is so true.
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• China
20 Oct 08
I also like talking with animals. I love them so much that I can not help talking with them. When I am sad, I will squat near my dog and tell my bad news to him. He will stare me carefully. It seems that he could understand me. After I talk with him, I feel pleased. Then he will jump to my arms. So he is my best friend.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
Yes, I do that all the time. I talk to my pets and plants like they are people. I want them to feel loved and cared by talking to them. It's the best part of taking care of pets to me.
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I talk to animals all the time and even though people look at me funny I really dont care. I think they do understand just because of the way they sometimes respond. my animals like it when I talk to them.
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