There was a story in the paper a few days ago about a guy who was described as "swinging a machete in a northwest Portland street and talking to his cat." The guy was subdued by officers and taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, the story said. I can understand why people might be concerned about the emotional well-being of somebody swinging a machete in public. It's definitely not good behavior, and it's appropriate to take the guy into custody to be checked out. But what's the problem with "talking to his cat?" As anyone familiar with cats knows, the feline was probably trying to talk some sense into this poor fellow/Kathy Hedberg, Lewiston Tribune. More here.
Question: Do you speak to your pet(s)?