Actually, I do talk to animals - all the time. Today I talked to cows and goats. This morning I was on my way here to feed and care for the cats and saw the neighbor's cows grazing and feeding their calves. They often wander over to the fence when I slow down to talk to them and I often wonder what they're thinking. I imagine it's something like, "Who does she think she is, the cow whisperer?" I took a few photos of the cows this morning and then saw another neighbor's goats out frolicking in the field. They're so cute when they jump and chase each other. I'm truly loving this country living.
I talk to the cats every day too. Tonight I was doing cat care and Casey, Cody's brother, jumped on my back and lay down while I leaned over to clean litter boxes. In the five years he and Cody lived with me, Casey had never done that. He actually did it twice tonight. Each time he lay on my back, he wrapped his paws around my neck and nuzzled my hair. I don't know if he was picking up where Cody left off, whether he felt needy, or simply decided it was his turn since Cody is gone. Whatever the reason, I liked it and told him he could do that anytime he felt like it.