After doing a quick Google and Youtube search, it appears a lot of people out there believe their pets can talk. There’s the dog who said “I want ice cream” I once saw on TV, and Odie the talking pug, who has his own website and has made various media appearances.
Maybe your pet can’t clearly say “I love you” like Odie, but according to a recent AP poll, 67 percent of pet guardians believe they can understand their pets’ woofs, meows, squeaks, or other sounds. On the other hand, 62 percent of pet parents believe their pets understand them.
I know my dog understands certain words like “Go outside” and “Car ride” by the way he enthusiastically dances in circles when he hears them, but other times I think our conversations go a lot like this Far Side cartoon: