Of my two cats, Biddy displays significantly more intelligence than Walter. He communicates well, he finds loopholes in all of the barriers I present between him and food, and his test scores are off the charts (unfortunately, those scores are for glucose).
For example, here’s Biddy digging through an old game prototype from years ago. His dexterity is impressive.
Compare that to Walter. Oh, Walter.
However, one thing Walter does really well is communicate when he wants snuggles and head rubs. He’ll sit next to you (well, maybe not you, but me) and purr while you scratch him, and if you move your hand away, he’ll lift up his paw and touch your hand to say, “More.” He knows the word “more”! I caught him doing this on video today:
How do your animals communicate?