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I Know Animals Can Understand Words

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    Taking Turns

    A family member has five (yes, FIVE) cats. She talks to them all the time as if they were children. When it comes time to groom or play, she will call them by name and let them know when it's their turn. All the others will sit back, as if in line, and patiently wait their...
    DepthsUnknown DepthsUnknown 36-40 1 Response Apr 8, 2010

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    Going To The Mall

    One day i went to the mall with my brother and we went in JC Pennys and we both went up the escalator and he went down and i was scared to go down the escalator so i waited in tell he got down and i went down and i looked around and he wasn't there so i went and looked around JC...
    ownagefailownwin112317 ownagefailownwin112317 18-21, M Jan 27, 2012

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    Animals Are Quite Smart Too.

    They are not just animals. They can understand us but we can't understand them because they don't speak the same language us. You can speak to them as normally as possible.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2011

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    If I Could Talk To The Animals

    I know they can hear and think and understand. One day I told my dog to get off my mother's bed, and to go lie on his bed. He understood and did exactly what I asked. Now I don't understand why he don't always listen to me. I say to him, I know you understand me!!
    LadyTEA8 LadyTEA8 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2011

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    Breakfast?

    My cat reacts to the word "breakfast" moreso than other words. She gets the "br" sound for sure. I think she knows and associates it for what it is. A soft meal! Animals are smarter than we might think.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    They Are Far More Intelligent Than Us Humans After All..

    At the exotic animal shelter..i'm constantly talking to the animals as i go about feeding/watering them. There are many different types there....lizards, turtles, tortoises, snakes etc...and yes i talk to them ALL...even the hissing cockroaches! LOL...i get looked at wierd...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2012

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    My Cats Are Very Smart

    Every time we have to give our cats a bath we cant say bath! We have to say it like "We have to give Luke and Max a b today!" We used to have to spell it but then after awhile they ran away even when we spelled it! It's so smart! I was amazed! Another this we can say and all of...
    TopKitten TopKitten 13-15, F May 19, 2012

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    Smarter Than You Think

    I think animals can pick up on stuff quicker than people thinks.  For example the other day I went to Petco and I bought my dog a stuffed yellow duck that quacks when you squeeze it.  And sometimes I'll give her toys names and tell her to bring them to me.  And I called her...
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F Jun 14, 2011

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    Animals

    Animals,I'm sure,Understand words,Their names,And similar things,I'm sure,Animals listen,Like no other.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 24, 2012

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    They Must!

    When I get mad at my cats and yell something like "knock it off" "behave" "stop it" they just stand there and look at me like "oh yeah?" then when I add "or I am going to throw something at you" they immediately beat feet outa there!
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Jul 2, 2012

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    Animal Words

    I know my pets understand!  I find it neat that animals can understand the human language.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 9 Responses May 12, 2011

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    Sealing The Deal.

    So, when we went to the Humane Society to look at dogs - not thinking of getting one that day, just looking - we settled on this very mournful looking black lab mix. He wouldn't raise his head to meet your gaze. He wouldn't sniff your hand. He just sat there, looking sad. We took...
    Perigrination Perigrination 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    I Think...

    ...animals can understand words. Animals are smart.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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    My Dog Can! Lol :D

    When my dog, (Shadow) wants to go walkies, wants his food or go to bed, he will make subtle little noises! it is sooooooo!! funny and cute to hear him,. lol My other dog, who sadly passed away two year ago, (still missing him now) when he wanted to go out! used to open the door...
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 12 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    Otherwise Why Would They Respond To Their Names?

    Especially they respond to "food," or obviously certain foods like "kibble, tuna, ect." They get all excited and freak out. Or like when some owners are like "_____, you gotta go pee?" And the dogs like starts grunting and snorting while running and scampering back in forth like...
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F Jan 14, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I wonder about this for seeing people lie all of the time and say and act fake, although i can't tell a lie or lie about anything. Is it so easy to lie and act fake as notice all...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Oct 31

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    OH! Boy this is me. It's not that I don't know what I want to say or how I want to say it. It's that I require a safe place to do so. People are generally not safe. I grew up in a...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    When I speak, my mind goes blank and I can't speak properly. I stutter and slur my words and constantly can't find the word I'm looking for.. do you know how many jokes I've killed...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F Nov 17

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    I'm sure my last words will be "I CAN OUT RUN THAT LION!"
    YayImAnonymous YayImAnonymous 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 13

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    when I speak It feels like a madhouse in my brain, there is so much I want to say and I think my brain is 4587 steps ahead of me and my mouth needs to catch up. I stumble my words...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    It would actually be the last words I heard, "THIS IS SPARTA!" Then I fell in a hole
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 22-25 1 Response Nov 12

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    My last words would be "I left the money....."
    dambookworm14 dambookworm14 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 12

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    I'd probably not have any last words, but I'd put a sticky note in my friends pocket and tell them not to open it until something bad happens to me. And when they open it it'll say...
    SerineTheSquirrel SerineTheSquirrel 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    You'd be amazed at the power of a few kind words in the ears of those who hear them. As an addendum, I bought a book a few years ago entitled great speeches of the twentieth...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 14

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    honestly it is true.. Am very bad at direct communication (speaking )to people especialy to girls , but am not worried about writing.. I know I have to improve to speak , its not...
    lonelyManik lonelyManik 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel so hopeless these days, like I'm just an empty shell. I feel worthless and not good enough for anything. I so badly want to just give up, but what good is that? I can't give...
    mangadrawer12321 mangadrawer12321 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I hate conflict. I freeze like a deer in front of headlights. My throat chokes up, my eyes fill up and even if I know exactly what I need to say, I feel sorry for the person in...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    To my older brother: I love you so much. Thank you for being my best friend and raising me. I know you're proud of who I've become, and know that I'm the way I am because of you...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M Nov 18

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    aslong as i can remember from an early age, i did understand that we are all different hence we do things differently due to our own experiences or what we have been taught...
    boypacifik207 boypacifik207 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    "Just because you can't see me, doesn't mean I won't be there to watch over you and make sure you're happy and safe."
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F Nov 12

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    It depends who's with me when I'm dying. If it's a complete stranger of non-Christian, I would tell him Jesus loves him and he can die happily someday, knowing he's going to Heaven...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 12

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    The ice cold chill from my single pain window woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter outside. The slate grey...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Whenever I cry, my mum tells me to shut up. I have feelings! She already knows about my school life but she doesn't care. Whenever my mum cries really loudly, she gets into a...
    ihatemylife236 ihatemylife236 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I don't really do well at speaking. This is partially because of my social anxiety. When I text or type things to people, though, I feel like it's easier to think before I speak...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have to learn a different language but I can barely speak what I want in english. I love writing much better. Some how I feel better typing or writing what I feel than telling...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    This multilevel storage process is built and engineered to supply outstanding power, stability and protection. All components are addressed by using a strong paint end for scratch...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    Have studied faces. Bipedal and quadrupedal.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    I feel guilty when I kill an ant...is it just me?
    RandomGirlHere21 RandomGirlHere21 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I stutter and freeze up when I really talk so typing is the way to go for me. :)
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I never thought i'd love you so much... that even you hurt me i still love you...
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I've made a bit of a career out of running with things off the top of my head. Musically I learn the chords to songs but all the leads are impromptu. I also banter with the crowd...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    I'm away better with written word than conversation and I'm a pretty great conversationalist. I'm a reader by nature and I spent a lot of my time locked in my room with nothing but...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    It would probably be different depending on the moment. "Tell my family I loved them and that I'm sorry." "I'll finally be released from my pain." "Forgive me!"
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    "The money's in the...... 'Ow!'
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 12

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    I wonder what will happen if I press this big red button ?
    ben1815 ben1815 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    On this day Valhalla awaits me.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 12

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    Damn! Damn! I left the toaster on...
    maddivadiaries maddivadiaries 36-40, M Nov 12

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