In her book “the wave in the mind”, (2004, Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boulder, Colorado), author Ursula K. LeGuin contends that cats and dogs are superiorly smart over the human being.
“They look in the mirror, once, when they’re a kitten or a puppy,” Le Guin says; “They get all excited… run around hunting for the kitten or the puppy behind the glass… then they get it. It’s a trick… they never look again.”
“My cat will meet my eyes in the mirror, but never his own,” she concludes.
What is your view of the intelligence of our domestic animal friends?
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg
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