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12-07-2013 10:33 PM
KathrynApril Dunno about who is smarter but this video made me think of this thread lol.

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12-07-2013 03:36 PM
selzer Cats are probably smarter. Dogs work to please us; cats, with zero effort, create owners that live to please them. Dogs submit to obedience training, walking on a lead, staying out of certain areas, coming when called; A Cat says, "speak to the paw!", turns her tail highly and majestically walks out of the room. The dog humbly waits for us to finish with our food and for the plate to be lowered to the floor so that he can finish our goodies; the cat demands loudly to be fed NOW! and then she will come right up to our plate and try like the dickens to get what we have too. The dog runs to check you out when you come home, and sniffs to find out how you are, where you've been, who you met; the cat checks out what you've eaten and if you have any left.

Cats are probably smarter. They generally kick butt when the dog comes to check them out too. And they lay around and sleep 20 hours out of 24. What a life.
12-07-2013 12:37 PM
Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
You can train the cat you just have to find a way to properly motivate said cat.

Found this

Clicker Trained Cat: 30 Amazing Cat Tricks - YouTube
Holy cow, all I could think when watching this is how do they eat any food in that house with all the pet hair??
12-07-2013 12:15 PM
MyHans-someBoy Growing up, we had a really smart cat.

One day the door bell rang and I went to answer the door. No one was at the door, so thinking they may have been impatient and started back to their car, I walked out and didn't see a car. In town, that wouldn't have been a big deal, but we lived back a 1/2 mile lane, so the odds of someone walking that far wasn't great. I turned back to the porch in time to see our gray cat apparently getting ready to ring the bell again!

We had a wood box on the porch that he would get on that made him just the right height to reach the door bell! So I guess through observation he learned that hitting the magic button would summon a human servant to let him in on a cold day. Pretty smart little guy!

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12-07-2013 11:27 AM
lyssa62 I had a cat growing up that shook hands, would do sit, stay...jump through a hoop and fetch. She was the best cat ever. I've had smart ones since then too but she was just brilliant.

my Ms.Kat is a smart@$$ --does that count. The other day I went to go to work and put my foot in a wadded up paper ball soaked in water. You think that's not so smart...but I had 4 sets of shoes lined up...and the soaked water ball was in the pair of shoes she knows I wear to work.
12-06-2013 07:54 PM
BellaLuna I'd vote for my cat's they don't go dumpster diving in the litter box for treats

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12-06-2013 07:47 PM
Originally Posted by WateryTart View Post
My husband did conduct an experiment though.

He had read an article about a local golden retriever that survived a surgery after eating 16 rocks. He hypothesized that our cat would be smart enough not to ingest rocks.

He brought a rock into the house and offered it to the cat, who did not show any interest in eating it.

His conclusion: The cat did not eat the rock, therefore the cat knew the rock was not for eating, therefore cats are smarter than dogs.
Offer our cat a plastic bag, the more it crinkles the better and she'll eat it or at least attempt it until her gag reflex kicks in, I'm amazed she is still with us.
12-06-2013 06:24 PM
Originally Posted by SoCal Rebell View Post
I'll ask the when they get up
That's adorable.
12-06-2013 06:17 PM
Baillif Well played
12-06-2013 06:14 PM
Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
Now he just has to conduct the study a few thousand more times with different cat and dog subjects hire a statistician to correlate said results and then publish the paper and then prepare for the inevitable reaming from the scientific community.
He's sleeping with the statistician so he has that one in the bag. I will just have to sell the reaming under the guise of small scale glory and lauding.
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