A behaviourial science professor from Chicago recently told Quartz that talking to your pets can actually make you more intelligent and healthier.
No you're not crazy, well, according to Nicholas Epley you're not.
"Historically, anthropomorphizing (When you talk about a thing or animal as if it were human) has been treated as a sign of childishness or stupidity, but it’s actually a natural by-product of the tendency that makes humans uniquely smart on this planet. No other species has this tendency."
So if you've always wanted that cat that your partner wasn't to fond of, tell them it will make you smarter.
If you've already got a pet, then you better get home tonight and have an in depth conversation with it.