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Old 01-17-2012, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: Does your dog or cat have conscious thought?

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Fact: animals lead intense emotional lives. They strategise. They learn. The smarter ones use tools. They have a sense of humour. They develop different ways of doing things
I agree with this...

A little story:

My dad has a house which he goes to on weekends, he keeps long lasting foods in a jar in a stone cellar, such as vegetables cans, bottles of vinegar and oil and so on.

A few years ago, we made an astonishing discovery, a mouse(s) (we knew the animal because of the droppings) had drunk the whole content of a cooking oil plastic bottle, nothing special about that, but, they made a hole at the top of the bottle to lick the oil, and once the level has dropped, they filled the bottle with little stones and debris to raise the oil level to the hole, we were amazed, for a mouse to actualy work out such a system to get the food is incredible as this action needs thinking and planning. Some animals are much more "intelligent" than they're credited for, we could not believe it, but we had the proof in front of us.
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