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You can talk to your pet without stuttering

Many people who stutter find that they talk just fine when talking to their pet or reading out loud when by themselves. This has led some to a career involving animals. Ted Hoagland enjoyed working with the big cats with a circus.

"If you can't talk to people," he said he learned, growing up, "you spend a lot of time with your dog, who you are able to talk to. You become very close to pets, and perhaps become an observer of wildlife. And you strengthen your natural intuition and your so-called sixth sense, your second nature, which other people don't need for happiness or survival." Edward “Ted” Hoagland (who stutters)