I don't have kids, so I don't have to set any sort of example when I'm at home. So when I'm talking to my pets I will sometimes use swear words towards them.
Like if they run into a wall while they're playing with a toy, I'll call them dumb, or if I'm holding out a treat for them and they act like they want me to bring it to them, I'll usually say something like: "come here you little [explicitive]".
I know non-human animals don't speak our language, so they rely on the tone of our voice to understand what we mean.
So is it okay for me to swear at my pets since my tone of voice isn't angry? Or am I demoralizing them in some way?