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I Know Animals Can Understand Words

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Think...

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Crownthequeen Crownthequeen 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Would love the opportunity to punch his lights out. I know it doesn't solve the problem, but it sure the **** would feel good!
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    "Come here." *moves their ear towards my mouth as I whisper* I hid the money *cough* under..... the______" I know it's old, but I wanna go down with some humor :P
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    "Can I have 20 chicken nuggets and medium Fanta please"
    TWDX TWDX 13-15, F Aug 25

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    "Jesus, I can explain everything!"
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    "If TJ Lane broke out of jail on 9/11 you ******* ******* can break out the friendzone."
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    "Tell him I love him. With everything I have. And we're only apart for a while but no matter what I love him and let him know he was the last thing to cross my mind."
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    I can feel myself being drawn in to that ******* hole again....a place where I told myself I'd never ever let myself go... and here I am.... Well ******* done! I literally feel...
    thedayyouwentaway thedayyouwentaway 36-40, M Aug 20

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    I can write a book about anything or an essay,tell me you want a speech its not happening lol
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Sep 1

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    Exactly. Life can seem like you're going in circles... Sometimes you have to start all over and see where plan "A" failed and then proceed.
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    My time has come. I guess i will see you soon ;)
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    I'm sorry...please forgive me...thank you...I love you!
    Redcurlss Redcurlss 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Just wondering !!!????? Lol yay ice cream
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    Girl... I ain't no cat... but... you gotta be kitten me... *dies from this very statement*
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    "It's better to burn out then fade away"
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Please publish my book for me
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F Aug 22

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    For the good of all mankind
    Experiencevisionary Experiencevisionary 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm out, see you ******* in hell! Haha
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    But first, let me eat a taco.
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    "Please d- don't use the bad photos for my funeral u-ugh"
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    "Finally, it's finally over."
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    I love you Principo. Sorry for all my mistakes. I wish I could have been more to you.
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    ******* "I DARE YOU ! *******
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