According to behavioral science professor Nicholas Epsey from the University of Chicago, talking to your pet is a sign of intelligence and imagination, meaning people who chit-chat with their pets are smart and creative! Well, everyone except for those who expect their pet to answer them. Then they’re probably not very smart. But that's okay too.
Apparently, talking to our pets shows our instinctive need for companionship and our desire to build character, and this is scientifically called anthropomorphizing, which means giving non-human things a personality. Since pets are not humans, we feel the need to give them a personality in order to feel even closer to them.