August 7th, 2018 18:32 EST
Do You Talk to Your Cat in 'Cat' or 'Human'?
"How often do you meow or purr at your cat? Are you more likely to talk to your cat in `cat` or in `human`? Occasionally I find myself purring back at my cat Lovie, if she has wandered up to say hi to me while I`m working and is busy purring in my direction. Sometimes I`ll give her a little meow, too. Until I read a new study on cat-human interactions, it hadn`t occurred to me to notice that although I `talk` to Lovie using cat sounds, I never talk to my dog Bella using dog vocalizations-I don`t ever bark or growl at Bella. I talk to Bella all the time, but in human language."
Psychology Today/ Jessica Pierce Ph.D.
I take a lot of heat from my coworkers for being an unabashed cat lover, they look at me askance when I have the temerity to post photos of my kitties Tico and Ebony on my computer desktop.
Even though they know I also own a Pit Bull/German Shepherd mix, they don`t exactly regard me as a paragon of masculinity.
I kiss, cuddle and pet my feline companions, but if I ever greet them with a purr or a meow, I will turn in my man card. That`s where I draw the line!
My cats have little respect for me as it is, they walk on my keyboard when I`m writing my essays, and they plop on my face when I`m taking a nap. If I talked to them in cat language, they would lose all respect for me, and I just might find a hairball on my pillow every night.
Women, on the other hand, have a penchant for talking to cats in cat language and nobody bats an eye. It looks cute and sexy when a female purrs at a kitten, but if a guy does it he looks like a total pussy ... cat.
Vive la difference! Ladies keep talking cat to your pets, and I will continue to talk to my pooch and my two cats in human.
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