|Problem solving kitty at work...|
What a day yesterday was...it was going to be a normal quite day, you know one of those when I'm simply trying to convince one of my humits to provide me with more nutrition than the normal portions when out of the blue humit2 got really annoyed with something she read...To be honest I don't think I've ever seen my humit having steam coming out from both ears so what she was reading must had being really bad news...
What she was reading was an article about how some silly humits did some sort of research and they found out that goggies have evolved a bigger brain because they are more social than kitties (yeah right!) while the brains of more solitary mammals such as cats, deer and rhino, grew much more slowly during the same period. According to that research we are not therefore as clever as dogs because '...dogs are quite good at solving problems, which gives credence to the traditional image of the cunning fox which is a member of the same family. Dogs descended from wolves which appear to have the biggest brains as they live in large family groups...' (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/pets/8151924/Dogs-are-smarter-than-cats.html).
Of course this is just a lot of rubbish and silly humit talk since everybody with a bit of intelligence knows that brain size doesn't really predict intelligence in a species...take a good example here, the humits themselves, they have quite big brains in proportion to their body size and who are the only species that they actually believe in their own superiority and cleverness...everybody else on this planet knows that humits are not that clever after all...a good look through history would tell you why...they are the only species that have managed to destroy the entire ecosystem of their own planet and even to destroy many of their own species members through wars and conflicts over silly and unimportant matters like ownership of land that was never theirs in the first place...(belongs to the the planet sillies, you only live here for a short period and you don't own anything not even your own bodies...as wormies and other microbes are having it after you've long gone), issues about silly humit religions and beliefs...along with other selfish and really unimportant matters...not that clever those humits after all...
As for us, well, we are the intelligent species here as we have humit servants who have trained them after years of domestication to look after us, we do what we want to and we can live our own lives without having a lot to worry about...besides we have allowed humits to take us into their homes and allow them to treat us in some cases as equal to them (I know, a bit degrading at times...) as nobody really wants to live in the wild these days and to have to hunt for food and look for shelter when silly humits can easily provide all these..Besides our brains are big enough when you compare them with what little goggies have in their place on their heads... and in the right proportion with our bodies...any bigger and we wouldn't have being able to move properly and to catch prey, with a very big head and brain...silly!
Also as my humit pointed out '...other studies have also often suggested quite the opposed ....that cats are not only very intelligent but actually having an IQ which is only being surpassed only monkeys and chimps (and humits I'd have added her myself!). Cats can think and adapt to changing circumstances and they can easily learn by observation, imitation, and trial and error (wrong humit...us kitties don't make errors...that's a humit term, we kitties never use it!) and some studies seem to have shown that cats have been shown to exhibit greater problem solving abilities than dogs and that a cat's recall can last as long as 16 hours, exceeding even that of monkeys and orangutans....the anatomy of brain of cat is very similar to the human brain, whereas the anatomy of brain of a dog is not very similar to that of a human brain. Both cats and human beings have same regions for emotion in their brain. The brain of an adult cat weighs about one percent of its body weight while the brain of an adult human being weighs about two percent of its body weight. The brain weight to body weight ratio in cats is greater in cats as compared to dogs (see long comment at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/pets/8151921/Dogs-are-smarter-than-cats-feline-friends-disagree.html)
With other words...yes we are a lot more intelligent than dogs...and these silly humits that said otherwise need to have their own brains examined as their own brains don't seem to be working as well as ours...Meoow...humit feed me nooow...I'm hungry!