Do animals talk to you?  

puntachueca 105M
2534 posts
7/15/2006 9:20 pm

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Do animals talk to you?

The last few years I've been noticing that the critters are acting strangely.

They seem to be much smarter than I used to think.

Besides the hummingbird encounter (previous post) I've had all kinds of interesting experiences the last few years.

One day one my my chickens got onto the porch (they are always trying to sneak into the house) and jumped up onto the chair next to me and started squaking away. I'm sitting there thinking, "I'm being lectured to by a chicken." So all of a sudden I got the idea of putting some dry cat food out in the yard, and the chicken followed me out and started gobbling up the cat food. Her buddies showed up and joined the feast.

In working around the property I'm always moving rocks around. There's usually bugs under the rocks. The chickens figured this out real quick, and whenever I start moving rocks, they jump right in, surrounding me, and snatching the bugs.

A few weeks ago the chickens weren't around and I was just about to start moving rocks and I spotted a lizard about 60 feet away running towards me. I'm thinking "critters usually run away from people..." Anyway the lizard ran right up next to me and waited until I moved the rock and he zapped the bug under the rock, moved a couple of feet away, and started giving himself a dust bath.

Lately there are 5 or 6 of them joining the rock moving bug fest.

My dog was a stray that lived in the neighborhood. On my birthday a few years ago, she just moved in. She protects the chickens from hawks.

The cat has me trained to open and close doors, and instead of going around the house, comes right through it to go from point A to point B.

Do animals talk to you? Do you talk to the animals?
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The cowboys have noted that I get along better with animals than with women.....
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demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
7/15/2006 11:20 pm

i definately talk to animals though i also have a witness that my cats *can* speak english too. not often (one word each) but true. oldest cat said "water"... actually followed me around insistently till i went and checked her bowl. after i filled it up, she never said it again. mom thought i was nuts till she heard my kitten at the door squalling "Sassy" over and over again one morning. (i was late coming home, and the first thing i do when walking in the house is say "sassy, sassy, sassy, sassy, sassy!!" so she went to the door when i hadn't arrived and started it herself).

my cats are more direct about food though. when the kitten is hungry, and her bowl is empty, she just grabs the bag and drags it to me. or tips it over onto her food bowl herself.
i've had other friends surprised at how well animals listen to me. and one lady i used to babysit for had a chow... supposedly bad tempered, don't let the kids bother him. but he'd follow my slightest whispered command, and even put up with kids playing with him if i demanded it. i always got the "do i haaaaaaaave to?" look, followed by a deep sigh... but he'd lie quietly and let them play.


puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 7:25 am:
Cool. Paying attention to them is a very spiritual thing.

btw...the foreign policy stuff was the cowboys..they are real people..many ex marines...kind of where part of America is coming from....not me.

cairnsmale55 105M

7/16/2006 2:25 am

I once watched a ‘Swan Lake’ concert on TV and my cat rushed in and promptly sat down in front of the box following all the movements. He then took to listening to the classical station on the radio. Dare turn it off or change stations… hisses followed till it was back on again. I changed his name from Moggie to Beethoven which he adopted quite well.


puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 7:27 am:
wow..a cat with taste.
a previuous cat learned how to operate the remote and I'd come home and the cat would be lying on the bed watching tv.

catkit13 66F

7/16/2006 7:51 am

my way-cool cat has me trained quite well, and usually just a look by him will have me doing his bidding . . . he can get vocal, if necessary, as when i'm not waiting on him quickly enough for his liking!


puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 3:08 pm:
Cats are very vocal. And they think we're stupid for not instantly understanding what they're saying.

amoldenough 69F
16436 posts
7/16/2006 9:18 am

Some of my cats used to talk. I also had one that would ask for water.

Maybe you treat the animals better than you do the women!!!!(just joking)

I am enjoying your blogs this morning.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."


puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 3:09 pm:
Changed to "people".

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
7/16/2006 10:04 am

thankfully my cats aren't so picky though my kitten loves "The Lone Ranger". i bought some video's at a gas station... figured i'd never seen them. she came and sat on a stool directly in front of the tv and didn't budge for 2 hours.


puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 3:10 pm:
Got to wonder what they're getting from watching tv. Who are they rooting for?

readytolay_3
(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)
105F

7/16/2006 1:48 pm

I always have but I learned early in life not to speak of such things but now that I am older and have found others who do the same thing I do not feel so all alone...Ready

Ready


puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 3:12 pm:
I don't know how long I've been doing this...like a lot of things that identifies one as "weird" one just hides it...but other folks started noticing what was going on...but these folks liked it.

duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/16/2006 2:55 pm

My daughter communicates with dogs. She has an exceptional relationship with the three we have. My dove communicates with me. We mainly just try to outsmart each other. He, my dove Medusa, has not figured out that I am the smarter one. Or maybe he has and just likes to play with me.

DustStormDiva


puntachueca replies on 7/16/2006 3:13 pm:
The one thing I've seen over and over is the other critters understand we can do things they can't, like pick things up and move them around. And they are smart enough to get us to do their bidding....

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
7/16/2006 7:13 pm

I talk to my critters all of the time. Of Course my indoor cat is a Siamese, so she talks A LOT. She's also our familiar. b) Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


puntachueca replies on 7/17/2006 3:23 am:
I had a siamese for a while...they are the ultimate whiner of cats. My friends said she was the reinacrnated version of my ex wife.

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