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Is it crazy to talk to your cat?

 
 
Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 05:55 pm
If you live alone with just your cat, is it crazier to talk to your cat? or to have a cat and NOT talk to it?
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Germlat
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 06:02 pm
@Banana Breath,
I think it's crazier to not talk to the cat...but--it depends on what you say to the cat ;-)
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 06:04 pm
@Banana Breath,
I hope talking to my cats doesn't make me crazy. Now, expecting them to even pretend to listen, well, that's insane.
Banana Breath
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 06:05 pm
@roger,
When you're convinced they''re answering you, that's also of concern.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 06:27 pm
I talk to cats in the street, my girlfriend says I have a special "talking to cats" tone of voice. Sometimes they answer, in a feline manner of course.
Germlat
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 07:00 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

I talk to cats in the street, my girlfriend says I have a special "talking to cats" tone of voice. Sometimes they answer, in a feline manner of course.


Maybe you're the cat whisperer...
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 07:38 pm
@contrex,
I also talk to the occasional cat on the street, and they do indeed answer in a feline manner. That is, they raise their tails in the air and stroll of to the north - giving me a perfect view of the south side of a cat.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 08:02 pm
I talk more to my dog than anybody else. If I had a cat it would be the same way.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 08:19 pm
@Banana Breath,
Quote:
Is it crazy to talk to your cat?
First, u shoud teach him English
so that he will understand u (unless his mom already did that).





David
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BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 08:20 pm
@roger,
Quote:
Now, expecting them to even pretend to listen, well, that's insane.


Mine listen if I ask them if they would care for some cat treats.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 08:33 pm
@BillRM,
Bribery!

Sure. I bet they also listen if you speak can opener.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 Nov, 2014 08:37 pm
@roger,
Thay sure know Can Opener! Dogs know that language too.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2014 02:47 am
I think everyone who has a cat talks to it, if only to call it in for dinner. Mine respond to simple questions like 'Do you want to go out?' Yes, stand by door, No, go under the table.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2014 03:05 am
@izzythepush,
My senior cat stands in front of the door and says, "out, out, I want out"! Fine. You let him out. Then he stands outside the door and says "Out, out, I want out".
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BillRM
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2014 04:19 am
@roger,
Quote:
Sure. I bet they also listen if you speak can opener.


Once I had forgotten that one of my cats was outside and it was the next morning until I remember and open the door for him to come in.

As he walked by me while looking directly at me he curse me in a very loud voice and did not shut up until he had reached his food bowl.

So yes cats with special note of unhappy cats can indeed talk back to you and in a disrespectful manner at that.
Germlat
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2014 12:46 pm
@Banana Breath,
Banana Breath wrote:

When you're convinced they''re answering you, that's also of concern.

I had never had a cat until two weeks ago. I started feeding a stray....the cat in turn informed me she has selected me as the the person to give her food, shelter, pay her vet bills, and give her affection....I only speak dog and I'm trying to learn cat. Laughing
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2014 01:50 pm
@Banana Breath,
Banana Breath wrote:
If you live alone with just your cat,
is it crazier to talk to your cat? or to have a cat and NOT talk to it?
Every cat of whom I have ever heard is a mammal.
Mammals come in 2 genders, not 3.

Those 2 genders r: male and female.
For the male ones, we use the pronoun: he.
For the female ones, we use the pronoun: she.

It makes no sense to attribute the pronoun: it, to a mammal.





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2014 02:05 pm
@BillRM,
BillRM wrote:

Quote:
Sure. I bet they also listen if you speak can opener.


Once I had forgotten that one of my cats was outside and it was the next morning
until I remember and open the door for him to come in.

As he walked by me while looking directly at me he curse me in a very loud voice
and did not shut up until he had reached his food bowl.

So yes cats with special note of unhappy cats can indeed talk back
to you and in a disrespectful manner at that.
Thay can be VOCAL.
A while ago, I had a fire in NY, after which one of my nabors
captured one of my tenant's cats and put him into a crate,
inside the house. He appeared to deem his life to be in danger; it was not.
He yelled and hollered a lot louder & longer than I thawt thay cud.
He did not mind being redundantly repetitive in making his freedom-loving point.
His humen were away until the next day.
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BillRM
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2014 02:55 pm
@Germlat,
Quote:
I started feeding a stray....the cat in turn informed me she has selected me as the the person to give her food, shelter, pay her vet bills, and give her affection....


You have not yet live until a mother cat have shown up at your front door and informed you that you are not only going to take her in but also find loving homes for her kids.
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2014 03:00 pm
@Germlat,
Good for you Smile

I miss my cat Sad Not only did we "talk" but I taught him to box!! Lucky for me, I've now taught my dog Rawaii to do the same, though he doesn't stand on his back legs to do it, like Bigsy did... Bigsy was a stray too Germlat, was cause some idiot thought it would be funny to drive faster and get him.
 

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