Humans get pets because they're cute, cuddly, and excited to see us when we get home after work. They make us feel safe and less alone and they never tell boring stories about their day. But our pets are more than just glorified stuffed animals—they can be pretty damn intelligent, probably far more so than we realize. Sometimes they can be so smart it's actually creepy. Are dogs and cats preparing for world takeover?! (I hope so.)
1.) From CapoeiristaAlpinista:
I woke up one summer morning to a flooded basement. My dad was yelling at me that I had left the outdoor faucet running which caused the flood. Spent hours and lots of money cleaning it up. Come to find out my dog, after watching me use the faucet, figured out how to turn it on. We only found this out because one day my dad heard someone cranking on the faucet, and when he looked into the yard, my boxer's mouth was around the valve, twisting her head like a confused puppy until it turned on. She never did figure out how to turn it off though.