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What do we say it, when we stroke our hand on an animal like dog and cat to show our affection? Do we say I padded my dog and cat?
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You can also say, 'I petted my dog/cat'.
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I would say that "to pet" is the most common of those verbs here, to talk about a dog or cat.
My cats frequently tell me to pet them. Non-verbally, but quite effectively.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Pet is quite affectionate in BrE, so I would use pat in the instance that Emsr2d2 is describing.
We do, but you have to know a dog to pet it IMO. Anyone can pat a dog if they're close to it,