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I got stuck at work an hour. This normally wouldn't be a problem, but I forgot I had the dog. Poor little Ella. I managed to get what I needed done so I could work remotely, printed up the time sheets and bolted home. Unfortunately, I forgot the time sheets on the printer. So I just came in early to do payroll.

I went in and little-trooper Ella was accident-free. Yay! It's been over a year since she's done that -- ever since we got her teeth done.

I took her out and while peeing her, I was all "I'M SO SORRY YOU HAD TO WAIT. LET'S JUST GO NOW AND I'LL GIVE YOU A NICE WALK WHEN I'M DONE WORK. AND I'LL GET YOU AN APPOINTMENT FOR A GROOMING. YOU'RE SUCH A GOOD LITTLE DOG. THE BEST DOG EVER!"

And then I caught motion behind me. Some woman was walking past overhearing me cooing over my dog. I immediately stood up "I'M NOT CRAZY!!!!" She just smiled. "Hey, it's your pet..."

Do you talk to your pets? Do you talk to only certain pets? I know they don't understand, but I think they pick up on the tone.

I talk to our beagle all the time. We even have a theme song for her.

Oh yeah. They have songs =)

They also have many many nicknames:

Ella
Ella Muffin
Muffinator
Ella Bear
Bed-Face
Princess Butterface
Poopinator
Poops McGee



It's no surprise nobody comes when they're called.

Oh yeah. I sing to them, too. I also kiss them goodbye when I leave for work. No shame.

I sing. I don't say goodbye, though. I think that might stress her out. So I'll just give her a treat and discretely leave. She's just as excited when I return in 10 mins as 9 hrs. Mind you, nowhere near as excited as when she sees Christina. She just goes crazy excited. I'm jealous.



I have the best conversations with my Charley .. she's a GOOD listener! :D

I love Charley. He's also a good little dog.


I would find it strange if someone didn't talk to their pets. If it's a pet I talk to it and say good bye to it when I leave the house and usually say hi to it when I come home. That includes fish too.

Yeah, I'm usually all "Hi, boys!" when I come home.

Are there people who don't talk to their pets? What do they do, just *ignore* them when they're RIGHT THERE? Weird.

This.

I talk to my guinea pigs all the time and make up songs for them.

I bet it's only non-pet owners who don't understand.

I talk to my cat. Sometimes I sing to her too, but that pisses her off.

My friend's dog would howl insanely if you sing Barber of Seville to to her. The "do do do do do" part.

My old dog used to go nuts if you counted en français to him. I think "onze" was the trigger.


Edited at 2013-09-25 02:14 pm (UTC)

I talk to my cat all the time.

For the record. When I say this is a pant-free zone, I don't mean you.

the minute i walk in the door i say something like "where's my girlies?" or "where's mah kitties?" usually at least one of the cats makes an appearance, sometimes both. i'll tell them what i'm doing, especially if i'm changing the litter box or messing with something that grabs their attention.

i do think they get the tone, and some of the words. both of mine know "down" - not sure if it's the word or the tone i'm using - that phrase is used a TON when someone sneaks onto the table or counter.

i sang to Dewey so much when she was a kitten that she still comes running if i sing along with *anything* now. if i'm upset or crying, she tries to console me, too, mostly by meowing.

Charlotte tries to eat my hair. she's the one i'm convinced can't be a real cat. she plays fetch, sleeps on her back, and falls off the back of the couch on a regular basis. she's very likely a reincarnated yellow lab (;

I talk to my cat. Mostly I call her stupid (in a sweet voice) and tell her (in a not so sweet voice) to get off the table/counter/coffee table.

Yeah, it's fun to say mean things in a pleasant voice.

I have always talked to my pets, even my fish. No shame, here.

I don't know if I've ever talked to my fish. Maybe something like "wow, you guys are hungry".


If I didn't talk to my cats, who would? Well, anyone who visits does, too. I also tell them to be good when I leave and "Hey, boys!" when I get home.

At least you weren't pantless in public.

I carry on on-sided conversations with the cats all the time.

I guess it's all good if they don't reply, right?

Of course I talk to my dogs. They understand every bloody word.

Ella met that snobby Pug owner's pug the other day. He was very friendly. She was snobby. Ella was, I mean.


I used to talk to Dawson all the time; some times it even felt as though he was talking back. I suspect he was meowing "please stop talking" at me.

As he got older and deafer, he reacted more to body language than words: the pat on the lap as invite to come sit down. The "hold hand up then crouch down, holding hand out" that indicated he was about to get a treat. Or the "wave from the window" that would send him sprinting across the garden to be let in.

I've heard people say you shouldn't talk to pets because it makes them more vocal. meh. I've got one cat who meows his litany of life. And Ella is more a huff and puff dog. Though sometimes she likes to stand far away and bark. For no apparent reason.