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14 Stories That Prove Animals Are Far Smarter Than We Think

Nobody is going to argue with the fact that pets are a never-ending source of joy and fun. They often make us happy with the hilarious things they do, their awkwardness, and their carelessness. However, food, sleep, and fun are not the only things that they care about. And this point is proven by the stories where they were extremely smart when they needed to achieve their goals.

  • My Asian shepherd is my pride and joy. This is because when he was a puppy, he dragged a child from a sleigh. The mother didn’t notice, but as she was crossing the road, this guy on a bike slipped and crashed into the empty sleigh. I can’t imagine what the mother felt until the people around her started saying that the kid was alive, and had been saved by the dog. The puppy got surprised when everyone started kissing and hugging him along with the child. And the child was extremely lucky, otherwise, how do you explain this? © Overheard / VK
  • The first Christmas we had our cat she, saw us handing out presents and opening them and abruptly ran off. About twenty minutes later she comes back with a dead bird and drops it in the present pile. She definitely thought that that counts, right? © Zagfros / Reddit
  • When I was 3 or 4 years old, my mom would take me and my dog for a walk. Sometimes, she left me to wait near a store she went in and ordered the dog to guard me. My mother was at a bakery and several minutes later she ran out because I was crying. She asked me what happened and I told her that I peed myself. She asked me why I didn’t go into the bushes and I said that the dog wouldn’t let me because she was told to guard me. © Overheard / VK
  • My cat yawned, so I stuck a finger in his mouth. He sort of stared at me curiously as he shut his mouth, but didn’t bite down hard. A few minutes later, he’s sitting on my chest and I yawn. He proceeds to put his whole paw in my mouth. © ihavespaceballs / Reddit
  • My pitbull is 6 years old. She is the kindest creature in the world, she doesn’t bark, she probably thinks she is a cat. A couple of years ago in our town, a new regulation was adopted that “dangerous” dog breeds had to be muzzled while walking on the street. In fact, I agree with this. But my Freya got really offended and after every walk, she wouldn’t even look at me, she refused to eat, and she started losing weight. As a joke, my brother presented her with a muzzle that was purple with chamomile flowers on it, instead of the black one she wore and Freya absolutely loved it! She wags her tail after every walk and plays and eats! Girls are girls no matter what, right?! © Overheard / VK
  • I was going home on the subway late one evening and this guy’s cat jumped out of his hands. The owner was calling him but the cat couldn’t hear where he was — it was really noisy. Then, I heard a heartbreaking scream, “Please, keep silent. I want to catch my cat! He is my best friend!” I had never heard such silence in the metro. Something like 100 people just got silent and the scared cat ran to his owner and jumped back into his hands. © Overheard / VK
  • Once, my father and his friends went to the river with one tent for everyone and they took my father’s dog. In the evening, my dad decided to go to sleep first, he went to the tent and fell asleep. In the morning, he looked around and didn’t see anyone else in the tent. He got pretty scared, got out of the tent, and saw his friends that were sleeping next to each other around the burning fire. It turned out that his loyal dog wouldn’t let anyone inside the tent where my father was resting. © Overheard / VK
  • My cat knows that old grocery bags are what I scoop his excrement into, so when I slip up and forget to clean his litter box, he drags one in there to let me know. © Speezy183 / Reddit

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