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CHICAGO, IL — Good news for me… people that talk to their pets are smarter than those that don’t. That is according to Nicholas Epley, a professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago.

A habit of talking to your pets, vacuum, even a cup of coffee – is a sign of intelligence.

According to Epley, finding human characteristics in inanimate objects is a sign of your brain’s creativity.

So go ahead… read the TV guide to Fido. And don’t let anybody judge you! 🐶