You want to boop its nose. You want to give it all the balls it could ever desire. You’ve lost your mind over a puppy dog.
It’s totally normal. And, it turns out, dogs actually quite like our strange need to speak to them only in baby talk.
A new study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B says that when puppies are spoken to in a higher-pitched, cuter voice, they’re more engaged than when you talk to them as you would do any adult, non-furry thing.