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Do You Talk to Your Pet?

While I obviously know North can't help me decide what to eat for dinner, I still love the way he cocks his head to the side when I talk to him. Even though I sometimes chat him up, I can't say I have long, one-sided discussions with him . . . unlike Amanda Lorber on the MTV show, The Paper.

Don't you think her Westie, Gaby, has the most priceless expressions?! It's almost like the pooch is actually listening . . . but still, doesn't really care what's being said. However, it turns out she was actually speaking to her dog in order to not appear to be addressing the camera:

"I was always very hyperaware of the cameras being there," Lorber said. "I don't really talk to my dog all that much, that's so that I'm not looking directly at the camera. I didn't want to look like I was talking to myself, so we figured out I could talk to my dog."

How about you – do you chat it up with your pet even if no cameras are rolling?

mayara mayara 9 years
All the time, and sometimes some of them talk back. My late Punkin and her adopted brother used to love having conversations with us -- they'd even start them sometimes.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Every now and then. She seems to like it. :)
tglynn tglynn 9 years
My kitty answers me all the time. I assume different meows mean different things :P
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I talk to my dog all the time. I think she can totally understand me :) (and thinks I am nuts...)
deanMartin deanMartin 9 years
i talk and sing to mine all the time. since people make fun of me cause they think i think the dog understands i invented a language just for him. it is called the foriegn car exchange. all i do is start saying names of foreign cars and he gets all understanding looking and cocks his head at me and stuff like he understands me, way cute. now as a joke we all do the foreigm car exchange subaru
misslarue misslarue 9 years
Kajivar- I do the same thing! I thought I was the only crazy one that did that! :-)
esthersim esthersim 9 years
who doesn't talk to their pets?! hehehe
kajivar kajivar 9 years
I have a habit of singing to my cats -- taking the lyrics of actual songs and tweaking them to make the song about my cats. They think I'm insane.
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
Yes, I talk to my oobers all the time, especially while I rub his tummy. He just gazes at me the whole time <3 :)
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
Yes, I talk to them all. I sing about them to them, too.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
ha ha verily, me too. Bubba answers me occasionally with a meow:P
verily verily 9 years
I talk to my cat. He sometimes meows back in acknowledgment.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
i too, luv the way my lil guy tilts his head to the side when i talk to cute.
wren1 wren1 9 years
I don't often have a diatribe, but I do talk to my dog. Usually it's just telling him how great he is :)
JKAggie05 JKAggie05 9 years
i talk to my bichon all the time esp. when I have had a bad day and there is no one else around!!
yadiet yadiet 9 years
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I talk to my cat all the time. I don't have super long conversations with him, but I do talk to him. My cat know when I'm talking about him, food, getting brushed, or if he did something bad, haha.
cancankant cancankant 9 years
I talk to all my guys, but my dogs more than the cats. I especially talk to the puppy (okay, he's 12 months...technically an adult) because he seems to get a kick out of the attention.
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 9 years
I talk to them of course they ARE after all members of the family and you dont ignore family
runnergeek runnergeek 9 years
i talk to max all the time..i know he gets at least some of what im saying!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I talk to the girls a lot but I don't have long conversations with them. But I do ask them questions knowing that they will not answer me. LOL
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I work from home and am alone all day long so I talk to B-Bop a lot. He stares at me when I talk so I think he's listening :-) I'm probably just confusing him really haha
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