Dogs are by far one of the cleverest animals in the world.
According to Wikipedia, dogs have often been used in studies of cognition, including research on perception, awareness, memory, and learning, notably research on classical and operant conditioning.
In the course of this research, behavioral scientists uncovered a surprising set of social-cognitive abilities in the domestic dog, abilities that are neither possessed by dogs’ closest canine relatives nor by other highly intelligent mammals such as great apes. Rather, these skills resemble some of the social-cognitive skills of human children.
This may be an example of convergent evolution, which happens when distantly related species independently evolve similar solutions to the same problems.
For example, fish, penguins and dolphins have each separately evolved flippers as solution to the problem of moving through the water.
With dogs and humans, we may see psychological convergence; that is, dogs have evolved to be cognitively more similar to humans than we are to our closest genetic relatives.
Well, despite these known cognitive skills of dogs, this young lady was still shocked after she found her pet dog packing her clothes for her as she readies for a trip.
She shared a photo of the moment the dog was packing her clothes into her suitcase and wrote;
”Not my dog packing my suitcase! He sick of me fr”
Not my dog packing my suitcase! He sick of me fr 😔 pic.twitter.com/M5B8VESNIK
— tivrusky IV (@blackisms) May 10, 2021