If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that pets are bloody smart and we don’t deserve their snuggly lil’ bodies and boop-worthy noses.
Some hoomans have been sharing the smartest things their very good boys and very good girls have done on Reddit and… goodness.
It’s almost too much.
But also, we can never have enough furry friend stories, so here we go:
1.The self-diagnosing cat.
BluePlate55 had a very clever kitty growing up.
“I’m sitting on the couch, and my cat walks into the room and starts meowing loudly, but not coming to me. So I stand up and go toward him, and he starts walking away, so I follow. He leads me, meowing the whole way and looking back to make sure I’m following, to the bathroom. Weird, right? Just wait.
“So we’re in the bathroom, and he hops up on the toilet and, get this, he PEES IN IT. I was floored. One, he peed in the toilet. Like a person. He’d never done that before. It’s impressive that he knew what a toilet was for. But two, he brought me there to show me. Why? This is where the real intelligence comes into it.
“Well, he stops peeing and turns to look into the toilet and then looks at me. So I look in the toilet. It’s full of blood. He had a terrible kidney infection (as the vet later confirmed), and this is how he told me.”
The Redditor was blown away by the fact his cat knew how to tell him that he was sick.
LISTEN: Sorry to all the parents of fur babies, but they’re just animals. The Mamamia Out Loud team discuss. Post continues.
2. The life-saving doggo.
nando1969’s doggo, Bumper, actually saved her life.
“I am diabetic and one night I fell on my carpet from weakness and disorientation. My beloved dog, who now rests in heaven, brought my emergency kit from my bathroom counter so I could take my medication,” she writes.
“Just writing this post brought tears to my eyes. I will always remember you, Bumper.”
3. The, erm, fart-avenging doggo.
This is… special.
“I witnessed this with my uncle’s dog,” ElectricCat wrote on Reddit.
“My uncle was lying on the couch and she was lying on his feet and legs. He let out a huge fart which was aimed directly at her face. She lifted her head and glared at him and he started laughing. She got up and walked away in disgust. A few minutes later she came back, jumped up on his chest, stuck her butt in his face and farted on him and walked away. I laughed so hard I cried and gave her so many treats.”