Clever Critters

Cats and dogs, goats and birds–they figure things out, they really do. They come up with original ideas for problem-solving. I suspect they’re smarter than whoever was standing there with a camera while the dog jumped up on the counter and fiddled with the microwave.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “Clever Critters

  • UnKnowable

    That last clip was a bit dodgy. I’ve always believed in not praising animals for doing something you wouldn’t want them doing all the time. The last thing I want is a dog playing with the micro.

    I’m always amazed by how cats have learned about door handles, as opposed to door knobs. Very smart. Every night, as soon as the door opens far enough to allow it, a certain cat sticks her paw through the crack in the door and pulls with all her might, hoping to get out before I catch her. 🙂


  • Linda Sorci

    Excellent! There are animals smarter than some people 🙂 The parakeet who knew his colors gets 5 stars!


  • Erlene

    Right you are, Linda. Amazing to see such intelligence in creatures that
    people have always called “dumb”


  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Was that a goat on the back of a donkey? – wow! People have to baby-proof their house when a new baby arrives: It looks like people need to cat-proof their house when a cat moves in 🙂


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