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I Know Animals Can Understand Words

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Think...

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I'm not her type, and when i talk to her my heart breaks a little more, knowing i can't and never ever will have her
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    Don't know man words just get jumbled up in my head and it's hard to spit it out something that's why I hate reading out loud to my class.
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Logorrhea: Having something between two and a dozen words pull the weight of one. I can't tell you how often I read stuff like "Thinking back on her past, she remembered her...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 2

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    My spoken words never come out right. I'd rather write how I feel.
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F Jul 26

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    My last words to my family would be, "I hid the three million in the..." Haha
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    Maybe some people really do need to hear from strange people they don't know. I just hope that a lot of you know that your self worth isn't tied to what another person thinks of...
    MsInked511 MsInked511 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I want to say I can't wait to fall asleep and dream about the most beautiful woman. The very thought of it warms my heart. So, I lay my hand over yours, giving you my warmth and...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 8

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    I have realized this so many times. I keep beating around the bush when trying to make my point when I speak but when I write an email, I am totally different. How I wish I could...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    sarahgirl94 sarahgirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Welp... At least there was bacon...
    JadedMoonbeam JadedMoonbeam 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Love always It said it had to be 25 characters so here it is
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Jul 24

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    I would much rather write someone a letter, expressing my feelings than to say it. When I speak, things always come out wrong.
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I'm feeling bored and empty. I need some action yet i dont have the energy to move... I am kinda lost hope
    XXgirlXX XXgirlXX 26-30, F Jul 28

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    Take me to the abyss. Why? Hey if you did good and didn't eat meat for your pleasure. You will be ok where you go!
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    The money is in the... *takes deep breath* *exhales slowly* *dies* :|
    emotionalyana emotionalyana 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Don't kick the chair away don't kick the ch-------
    ligatureself ligatureself 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    "Hey everybody watch this"... Immediately dies lol
    LizardKing420 LizardKing420 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 30

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    "Eat my ***" or "**** her right in the *****" my life would be complete if i said those things before i die.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    "god forgive my sins"Chris I love u"take care of my sister"
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    "Isabel, my best mate, mother and sister... It is time now... delete my internet history" And if she doesn't I'll come back as a zombie and show up at her house saying "wtf man...
    ledarkknightess ledarkknightess 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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