Most people on here have some type of pet, I noticed that with many older women and gay men, they are their babies or best friend. Many people talk to their pets as if talking to another person, they imagine what the pet would answer back if the pet understood and could talk. That leads me to my question, in your head... what does your pet sound like?
I am not at the level of pet whacky-ness that some of you have reached but sometimes the expression on the animal's face leads me to imagine what and how they might be saying something. For example my older cat Kiddy, she is a very serious animal, she doesn't get excited and looks at me with an expression of disapproval if I mess up on something. In my head I hear the voice of an older, very proper, English lady, "well how dreadful, you slept in and left in a hurry, now look what we have here, empty food bowls, my disappointment in you is rather large today". My younger cat is extremely playful and full of energy, like a little dog she follows me everywhere and is always looking for attention. I always hear in my mind a little girl of about twelve, one of those little girls that has that bubbly personality and talks non stop. Like, "and so I climbed up the tree because there was a squirrel there but then I came back down and look at me if I tuck my head down I can roll over, now tickle my tummy tickle my tummy and got to catch that leaf, is there kibble in my bowl, must pounce on Kiddy, now pet me"!
Neither cat is a diva, they have jobs to do and I think that keeps cats mentally healthy. No the role of diva falls to one of the rabbits, Blackie. She demands the best and her space is her diva den, stay away. She is very particular about her food. I always have in my head an angry loud voice like in some comedy movie where they get a generic large black woman who puts everyone in their place and absolutely demands respect. As if she is saying, "what is this! What IS THIS!!! This is not my Meadow Mix! I'm not eating this! GET THIS OUT OF MY BOOOWL"! She will then start to toss it out!
Regarding your pets who seems to have a lot of character, in your mind what do they sound like? Maybe it's just a crazy Steve thing but I'm going to guess not.