Ok, I admit it, I do this. I think I’m not alone here; I’ve noticed that plenty of other people do as well, both men and women.
My question is: why? Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade my cat for the world and I love her dearly, but she’s just a cat. It’s not like she understands what I’m saying. She knows maybe 4 or 5 english words, most of which are synonyms for food. So why does is it so easy to lapse into talking to a pet like you might to a human baby?