I talk to my pets all the time. When I take them shopping for a treat or a toy I ask them what they'd prefer and hold up various things. People have a tendency to leave the aisle fairly quickly, but I don't mind as I can then concentrate on what the animals are trying to tell me. Obviously I don't get out much. LOL Also, we had to move to a subdivision from the country last year. The houses are built really close together and I talk to the dogs and birds when I'm in the yard. Needless to say nobody comes over for a visit!!! (I'm more of an animal person anyway)