What is the smartest thing your cat has ever done?
Cats are wonderful pets – they are loving and friendly, but they also tend to be independent and relatively self-sufficient.
Many cats also are pretty darn brilliant, and it’s fun to compare notes on the great ways our cats show us smart they really can be.
Here are some of the top “smarty cats” the Internet has to offer. Enjoy!
The Smartest Thing Your Cat Has Ever Done
1. Alarm clock kitty
A cat named Bear didn’t much like his owner’s alarm clock, so he would bat the button and turn it off before it went off.
But he wasn’t aiming to help his owner get more shut-eye. At 7 a.m. – breakfast time – he would bat his owner in the face to make sure she knew it was time to get up and feed him.
How’s that for a rude awakening?!
2. Life-saving kitty
Missy had recently been adopted into a family with a 3-year-old girl with special needs who was non-verbal.
Respecting the other cat of the house, she steered clear of the parents’ bedroom at nighttime, with the exception of one critical night.
Missy stood outside of the bedroom, loudly meowing until the mother woke up. She then immediately ran down the hall to the little girl’s bedroom, looking back at each corner to make sure the mom was still following her.
Upon arriving at the little girl’s room, the mother found her daughter wheezing and in respiratory distress. After a trip to the emergency room, the little girl was fine. Missy apparently took her new family duties very seriously!
3. Doorknob kitties
It seems quite a few cats are not impressed with being left behind closed doors or being denied access to certain rooms.
So, the clever little minxes they are, they simply open the door by grabbing the handle and applying their weight until the door opens. If you have a doorknob kitty and don’t think this is such a cute behavior, try changing from lever doorknobs to round ones.
Now that said, if your cat manages to open a round doorknob, watch out – he’s probably plotting to take over…
4. Adoptive parent kitty
Ginger, a neighbor cat, came over on a regular basis to visit the cat of the house, Ziggy.
Ginger was friendly to the human housefolk, but he was more interested in pal-ing around with Ziggy.
One night, Ginger was mewing outside of the bedroom window of Ziggy’s house, and after waking the humans, deposited a very tiny stray kitten on their doorstep for them to care for.
He seemed to know that these particular humans would take care of this little kitten, and they eventually helped him find a loving home.
5. Toilet-trained kitty
There are plenty of stories out there about cats being capable of toilet training. If you ask me, that is an incredibly intelligent capability! J
ust think – no more buying litter, no litter box odors, no soiled paws tracking germs through your house. Cats are very clean creatures, so toilet-training, while not for every cat, does appeal to their natural preferences.
These stories are just a small sampling of the intelligent feats of the cats we love. Share with us the smartest thing your cat has ever done!
Dr. Linda Simon MVB MRCVS is a locum veterinary surgeon who has worked in London for the past 8 years. She graduated top of her class in small animal medicine from UCD, Dublin. She is currently a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Linda is the resident vet for Woman magazine and a frequent contributor to People’s Friend Magazine, the Dogzone website, Vet Help Direct and Wag! Linda also writes content for the CVS veterinary group, Vetwriter and a number of other establishments.
I am one of those people who loves to look at cute pictures of cats and watch funny videos of their quirky personalities with major attitude. But, I don’t like cats as a pet. Weird? I guess that’s not the weirdest thing about me…lol
I have a calico named cookie who speaks. She says John, mom ,and sherry
You can hear it when she makes noises
It’s mostly when we come back and dinner
Cats sure are smart, there is no denying it! I’m trying to imagine a cat opening a round door knob – that would be quite impressive.
I enjoyed reading about these cats. We have had our cat, Angel, since he followed our son home from school 15 years ago. Angel is the only cat my husband has ever liked. Angel does not use a litter box. He meows and scratches at the door when he wants to go out or come inside. He opens doors, and yes, doors with round doorknobs. Angel does many other things. I think cats are very smart creatures, and I wonder why people seem surprised by some of the things cats do.
Cats are such clever animals, they really are so intelligent. My one is always doing cleverer things than I give her credit for! And she knows when I’m not well, she always comes and sits on me and cuddles me to make me feel better!
My old cat used to be able to open doors. I love the story behind the life-saving cat, that’s adorable x
I am more of a dog person, but yet absolutely love the fact that some cats can use the toilet on their own… flushing included! They are admittedly so much more independent than dogs 🙂
My cat lured me to the shed in our backyard thats.where my other cat was locked in and meowing relentlessly for help. Reefer came up to me and started to meow thinking nothing of it i continued about my business . Finally.I looked at him and asked what was wrong. Reefer started to walk away then stop and see if I was following. I then started to follow him into the backyard
He stopped in front of the shed where meow meow was locked in. Its sad that these two cats don’t get along at all. Meow meow is mean to him and is always attacking and running him off . I wish he wouldn’t do that. Any tips that might help. ?
I’m not really a cat person but they are always so adorable. My colleague bought her kitten to work one day and it was so adorable.