Do you believe that cats or dogs worry or think or plan things?

United States
November 12, 2010 1:16pm CST
What do you believe that cats dogs or animals can do.. Can they think or worry? Can they plan what they are doing ..can they do things like we do.. Do they simply act impulsively without thought? what do you think?
5 responses
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
some breed of cats and dogs are thinkers.an example is an Airedale Terrier for dogs.they can learn tricks very quickly,but because of that they bore very quickly.when bored,the Airedale plans on what s/he wants to do,and even plans schemes for his/her master to notice him/her.for cats,I am not quite sure which breed though.they can easily detect human emotions like happiness,sadness,or worry,that's why when they see their master is unhappy,they get "worried" and in a way communicate with their master via facial expressions and gentle actions like nudging.it's their way of saying,"are you ok?what's wrong?"
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• United States
13 Nov 10
Like I said in above text; it could be their sense that makes them look like they think..I think it's just an extra sense that let them know what to do.. intuition on overdrive or something?
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
13 Nov 10
yes i think dogs can worry and probably cats. some dogs can detect triggers such as when someone is getting ready to have a seizure and then they will warn the person. i heard about a dog detecting cancer in someone on the news. the dog just wouldn't let up until the person called their doctor. the cancer situation could of been coinsidental, but i know they do have dogs for people with epilepsy.
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• United States
13 Nov 10
I wonder if dogs and cats and other animals have a different sense ..an extra one.. that allows them to pick up thoughts, emotions, feelings etc. I just feel animals have an extra sense that enables them to understand what works and doesn't work. Also, they are quick to pick up when their masters are sick, sad, angry
@savypat (20248)
• United States
12 Nov 10
Animals do not think like we do, but they worry when something is different around them, they plan for certian things to happen at the same time each day, they plan how to get what they want. They are much more aware of body language then we are and for instant if they want outside they will watch each time the door is opened for a chance to get out. They know when food is due, they know when someone is due home, but they do not care or understand much about things that do not directly affect them.
• United States
13 Nov 10
I wonder, though; do they plan, or is it they have learned by trial and error what works.. They are, no doubt, very quick learners.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
12 Nov 10
Dogs definitely plan devious exploits to keep us masters on our toes. Then, they dream about them and even chuckle to themselves in their sleep as they think up even more dastardly acts. Tom and Jerry are nothing compared to real life animals!
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• United States
13 Nov 10
How do you know for sure they dream about their masters..for sure??? I know my cats look like, at times, that they are enjoying a good dream. It would be an interesting study;)
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
6 Jan 11
lol Yes they think. I have had and been around a lot of cats and dogs. They are just like children, in a way. When the people of the house are fighting and stuff, even if they don't express it, the animals can sense the negative energy and they do worry. I believe that animals just aren't so preoccupied with worldly thoughts. They are more simple and in the now.