Thursday, January 05, 2006

Why Cats Are Smarter Than Dogs (Reason 1)

this will be the first of many insightful and thought provoking posts about Cats.

Cat Calls 911 to Help Owner, Police Say
Monday, January 2, 2006

Police aren't sure how else to explain it. But when an officer walked into an apartment Thursday night to answer a 911 call, an orange-and-tan striped cat was lying by a telephone on the living room floor. The cat's owner, Gary Rosheisen, was on the ground near his bed having fallen out of his wheelchair.
Rosheisen said his cat, Tommy, must have hit the right buttons to call 911.
"I know it sounds kind of weird," Officer Patrick Daugherty said, unsuccessfully searching for some other explanation.
Rosheisen said he couldn't get up because of pain from osteoporosis and ministrokes that disrupt his balance. He also wasn't wearing his medical-alert necklace and couldn't reach a cord above his pillow that alerts paramedics that he needs help.
Daugherty said police received a 911 call from Rosheisen's apartment, but there was no one on the phone. Police called back to make sure everything was OK, and when no one answered, they decided to check things out.
That's when Daugherty found Tommy next to the phone.
Rosheisen got the cat three years ago to help lower his blood pressure. He tried to train him to call 911, unsure if the training ever stuck.
The phone in the living room is always on the floor, and there are 12 small buttons — including a speed dial for 911 right above the button for the speaker phone.
"He's my hero," Rosheisen said.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about seeing eye dogs, ski patrol dogs, guard dogs, police dogs, etc. etc. etc. forever?

OOPS. too bad.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Cats are not smarter than dogs. The cat just happened to be sitting by the telephone. Someone else must have dialed and walked away. I mean are cats on rescue patrols? No. Dogs are. Dogs can actually tell if someone is going to have a seizure. So there CATS ARE NOT SMARTER THAN DOGS!

2:03 PM  
Blogger rad said...

It's been proven by Einstein that cats are indeed more intelligent than dogs.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Dogs have been domesticated thousands of years longer than cats. This is the reason for their apparent for their specialization and variation in size. So, in terms of dogs looking different and learning to do special tasks, they are far superior to cats. In terms of cats apparent elegance and seemingly contemplative moods, cats may indeed by more intelligent. However, maybe with time, the cat will succumb to this specialization and thus attenuation of intellect that has plagued the dog. This domesticated loss of intelligence is certainly visible in humans. So, I guess I define intelligence as doing something new rather than learning repetetive tasks. So, yes, i agree, cats are smarter than dogs, but maybe this intelligence is only viewable in emotional attributes. As an aside, I would say conservatives would be more prone to like dogs for their hierarchical and obedient nature, whereas liberals would adhere to a cats libertarian and selective loyalty endowments.

2:41 PM  
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10:20 PM  

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