We’re cat sitting for a week (shhhhh…don’t tell the landlord). I’ve found myself talking to the cat when it’s in the room, which I feel is fair enough. However, I’ve also find myself using a stupid voice when I do.
Why is it that we adopt stupid voices when talking to babies and animals? If we don’t expect them to understand us anyway, why do we think we’ll get through to them any better at a higher octave?