In a few weeks, I'll be presenting a paper on the evolution of animals in children's sci-fi/fantasy literature. As a result, I've been reading up on animal consciousness and paying close attention to how animals and people are portrayed in the media.
I stumbled upon these videos and compared the two. You'll notice that whoever posted the video about the dog made a judgment about the intelligence of the dog, while the poster of the prank left it up for the viewer to decide. Take a close look at how both canines and humans act in each video and then make your own judgments about their/our intelligence.
What similarities do you notice? What differences?
If I've learned anything in writing this paper, it's that we've got a long way to go in understanding what's going on in animals' heads. Or another person's head for that matter!