"Grammy, I'm wondering, do you talk to birds and animals?"
"Well, yes, Jack, I do."
"What do you say?"
Well, sometimes I talk softly and just say, "Hello" or "Be safe" or "Come visit me again."
Other times, if I think my voice will frighten them, I just think the words and don't say them aloud.
"May I put out a treat for Gray Jay and see if he understands me when I talk to him?"
"Hello Gray Jay. Please wait until I tell you to take the treat."
"Fine by me Jack. Just give me the OK!"
"Be my guest, Jay. I'd like to be your friend."
"What a kind boy you are, Jack! It was a pleasure visiting with you."
"Thanks for the yummy treat! I'll definitely drop by again."
On August 14, Bob and I celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary at Beaver Creek, CO.
You can be sure I talked to the animals.