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Animals and affection.

We have learned that when our pets wag tails, cuddle, snuggle, rub against us, purr, ect... they are showing affection. Do you think the animals also have learned human behavior and know when we hug kiss and talk nicely to them that we are showing affection?

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Asked by But_Mommie at 6:11 PM on Jun. 20, 2011 in Pets

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  • Yes.

    Answer by cheekycherub at 6:13 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • yes i bet they do know when we are showing them affection because they purr , or wag their tails etc when we talk nicely to them or pet them.

    Answer by gwen20 at 6:14 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Yes and they understand what we are saying to them as well.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 6:16 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Maybe not the specific acts, but they can tell when there's loving body language versus angry, sad, and so forth.

    Answer by musicpisces at 6:22 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Oh yeah! We always thought it was funny how you could look at our dog he'd be looking back at you tail wagging. I'd tell him in a high pitched voice in baby talk how I would kick his ass if he crapped on my floor again, and he just thought I was lving him! Lol all because of the sappy tone in my voice!

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:29 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Of course!!!! they can also distinguish kindness.

    Answer by older at 6:33 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • I think it is more our tone, body language, etc...but I definitely think they know they're safe with us and learn to want that affection.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 6:56 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Yes. I have 7 dogs, all with different personalities. If I'm crying, one of them will come to me and nuzzle me.

    Answer by popzaroo at 10:27 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Not quite sure...when we hug even gently, the dog goes nuts and wants to protect one of us...

    Answer by galkimba911 at 11:58 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • yes,I have 2 cats and they know when they are being loved

    Answer by RobinChristine at 7:49 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

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