I will not go into the fine details but I remember an intelligent cat we had when I was a child. We went out one day, leaving it in the house. I remember on returning we found that the cat had been ill and sick, but had actually chosen to be sick in the bath so the mess was easily cleaned. A conincidence or not but amazed me at the time.
The dog we had when I was in my teens used to come upstairs and bark in my ear when anyone knocked on the door. I stayed up and rose late like many teenagers, at least for a while. He never slept upstairs like some dogs and was happy in his basket. A well trained dog when we got him (18 months if I remember right) and loved fish. He came from a Grimsby fishing family whose male members worked on the trawlers,