Comments to article «Turns Out Your Cat or Dog Can Feel Offended When You Call Them a “Pet”»

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It's easy to have a knee-jerk reaction to this kind of suggestion, but the words we use really do shape the way we think and act. It seems reasonable to call the animals who share our homes and lives “companions.” It reflects how much they mean to us.
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There's no point in hiding the truth, but we'll try.
I agree with you! Animals are living beings, therefore, they feel like us
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I don't really listen to PETA anymore. This notoriously psychotic organization has been riddled with bad bad bad reputation over the years. They drove a man to bankcruptcy just because he helped a monkey took a selfie! Not to mention claiming the Pokemon game is teaching the kids to abuse the animals? I could go on and on about this but really, I don't take them seriously. They're getting even more ridiculous now. P/S. I love my cats and my dog, they are my whole world. I call them my pets, my bestfriends, my babies, my kiddies, whatever I want, but one thing that never change is my love for them. And they know that. Doesnt matter what I call them.
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First off, the animal doesn't understand what the word pet means, and it seems Peta doesn't as well... Second, who the hell puts any living being on the same level as a motherfing chair? Like come on, some thought process would be nice for a change...
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I don't call my animals pets , he's my dog ,my cat, my birds that's what they are to me with names Dumas Moo, Rea Jean, Joey
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I have a feeling that our pets actually don't understand if you call them "pets" ?
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Yeah lol, they learn how to understand things you say like their names and react on the interactions that you tell them, but being called a "pet" probably makes no sense to them.
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unless you call them a "pet" and then abuse a poor animal. Then they will make a negative correlation out of this world and become scared a sad
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Just people trying to give purpose to things that actually don't matter I guess.

People from this PETA probably don't have other more important things to do ?
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taking care of our little fluffy friends is awesome, but sometimes claims like this might be too much
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What nonsense. They don't understand what you are saying. In fact I find it hilarious for some reason to insult my cats with silly names. Like smelly-head. They have no idea.
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I think they do! I've had several fluffy friends and they totally understood when I was sad, angry or happy... they have feeling too!
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They can understand if you're happy, angry, or sad. But they won't understand you if you tried talking to them... The same thing goes for us. They can growl, make noises, and you won't understand a thing. They use gestures as same as us, or use their voice to show off their mood. They do have feelings, but they can't comprehend any human language. That's what this article is saying. Somehow pets understand human words... Which is frankly, completely bollocks.
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I totally agree with this article. Animals know things and feel as well. It's common sense to think they can get affected when called pets because yeah, it's like they're an object rather than a living being
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