LOL! My horses initiate the conversation and answer me back all the time!
"Can I pleeeez have an apple wafer?"
"No, not til we're done."
"Pleeeeeez!" Snuffle, snuffle, in my pockets.
"Hey Beauty, should I feed you first?"
"YES!" She's a head bobber, any question you ask she nods up and down emphatically.
"Cloney? What are you doing?"
Shuffle, Shuffle....."Nothing" as he walks away from whatever mischief he was into.
"If you don't behave I'm gonna beat ya til your fur falls out in patches!"
"OK OK If you're gonna be that way about it."
They all line up at the gate and look expectant at 4:30 pm. I can "hear" them all saying, "Where is she? Doesn't she know it's dinner time?"
Anybody who says animals can't communicate isn't listening.