But animals have their own instincts, right? At least that was what intended by the nature. I am sure there are lots of big cats and other animals in the jungle that go blind as well and work their way out using other senses. I find it to be all quite natural. We just get blown away by it because we don't expect this from them or not aware in the first place.Zara, it is likely that there is as much difference in intelligence and personality in cats and dogs as in humans. I sort of half married into a cat family. My wife had a Siamese, a tiny female, that that cat lived to age 21. She would go from room to room to be with anyone who was sick. She went totally blind and we did not know it until a vet told us, because she was so proud and intelligent that she continued to get around our place by feel and smell. Never missed the cat box, still slept next to my wife's pillow.
I had a big black cat named Monster who loved people, and I lost count of how many people said, "I don't like cats, but I like THIS one." He loved food and would try anything. He would cuddle up with anyone and came to my whistle.
Then I had a cat many years ago that I brought in because of a hurricane. He never left and he slept by my side as long as he lived. If I played the the piano too long, he left a turd under the bench.
Remember, there are genius animals.
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I think this dog was smarter than some of the people I've tried to teach. I'm not fully kidding.
I have noticed that cat lovers (mostly because dogs probably don't do 'cute and dumb' stuff) do love to talk about their cats a great deal. Like my friend at work who owns 3 cats - she's always very keen showing me their pictures and their latest dramas etc. more so than her own little daughter. And quite frankly, I don't find much interest in it but I play along so not to hurt her feelings. There's no attempt to offend anyone here; I am just making a genuine observation based on what I see. And I say this because I feel animal lovers, in particulate cat lovers, are probably more attached to their cats than their own children or other humans (not in all cases of course). And perhaps that's because they feel their pet animals provide them more love and affection than humans etc.
Oh and I don't doubt that there might be a few geniuses in animals too given that everything is part of the same evaluation process and a few of them might be evolving at a faster rate.