10 Smart Pets

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Siamese Cat
Okay, so maybe this one needs a little tutoring in spatial relations, but Siamese cats aren't just chatty; they're also smart and trainable, and good feline candidates ... more 
Photo by: Thinkstock
Siamese Cat
Okay, so maybe this one needs a little tutoring in spatial relations, but Siamese cats aren't just chatty; they're also smart and trainable, and good feline candidates for agility competitions.
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Thu, Aug 2, 2012 2:34 PM EDT
We love our cats, but we'll just say it: they ain't too bright. They chase their own tails, then get upset when they catch the tails; they keep forgetting they don't like jalapenos. Apparently, if we had different cats -- Balinese, say, or Sphynx cats -- we'd have smart cats. At least, that's what a list of the smartest pets says. It's courtesy by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, and it's a pretty interesting cross-section of companion animals. Read on to find out which pets got into the gifted-and-talented program.