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Old January 18th 17, 08:25 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default The Case Of The Stolen Shoelace

On 1/17/2017 8:42 PM, John Kasupski wrote:
On Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:01:51 -0800, Joy wrote:


Yes...but after thinking about that whole episode again today...

When she first came running up to me with that shoelace, I said to her, "Oh,
Minnie...where the heck did you find that?" and she immediately went into a
now-familiar pattern of behavior she uses when she wants me to follow her
somewhere else in the house to see something or do something for her. It's how
she got me to let her out onto the sun porch last night in the first place right
before she found that bag with the shoelaces in it. So, I followed her again,
and she led me back out onto the sun porch, walked up to the bag of clothes, and
stood there with a paw on it, looking up at me and swishing her tail happily.

I'm convinced she understood the question and responded by showing me right
where she had found that shoelace. When my son was two years old, if he brought
some random item to you and you asked him where he got it from, he could take
you and show you where he had found that item. My KITTEN just did that last
night. I once read somewhere that some cats can reach the intelligence level of
a two-year old human. It appears that Minnie is already there.

Joy, I know I swore I wouldn't compare her to Goldie (RB), but she's making it
impossible not to. There's his kind of intelligence in her. I guess when you
expect nothing at all, that's when you get the most wonderful surprises.

John D. Kasupski
Niagara Falls, NY

Yes, and cats are just the ones to give you those surprises.