I caught this photo of a monkey on the Internet a few days ago and it got me to thinking. What if monkeys, and other animals actually can understand things.
This monkey got his hands on a camera and knew enough to smile. WTF!
It’s kinda scary if ya ask me. It’s like he knew his picture was going to be taken. And he wasn’t even applying for a new drivers license at the DMV. You know how awful those pictures come out. His would have been perfect.
Science hasn’t really devoted much time to exactly what animals know, other than porpoises, Garfield the cat, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just think about it for a few minutes.
How many times do you get undressed and there’s a dog or a cat staring at you? Or when its bedtime they jump in bed with you. Or how dogs know exactly where they buried a bone. And squirrels, how the hell do they know exactly where they buried acorns from last year?
I tell ya, I’m beginning to get a bit paranoid around animals now. I’ve watched enough animal videos on YouTube and I’m beginning to suspect that they’re not as stupid as we think they are. Enough so that I never undress in front of them anymore. My cats barf enough as it is.
I know that monkeys are supposed to be closely related to we humans, but how do we know exactly just how close? I like bananas. Monkeys like bananas. I occasionally scratch under my armpits. Monkeys do too. I’ve swung from a rope at a swimming hole. Monkeys swing from ropes going from tree to tree. I’ve had my picture taken at the DMV and it closely resembles that monkey photo. I’m tellin’ ya its scary.
I have a cat that knows it’s snack time whenever the coffee pot goes off. Another one that can open cupboard doors. And yet another one that can fly from one end of the room to the other end without ever touching the floor. So why wouldn’t they, or any animal for that matter, understand other stuff?
I suspect that the only reason my neighbors don’t know what goes on in my house is due to the fact that my cats never go outdoors. So it’s not like they can give away any of my secrets. Not that I have any secrets, but if I did, I sure as hell wouldn’t trust my cats to keep their mouths shut.
But what about you? Do you let your animals roam outdoors? Do the neighbors kinda look at you funny and giggle or smirk? Do other animals seem to be attracted to your yard? Does the neighbors dog gravitate towards your leg with an amorous look? Obvious clues that something is going on with animals.
Don’t say I didn’t warn all of you. Take a look at that monkey’s photo again. Yes….he knows enough to smile for the camera. What else does he know? What else do other animals know?
I don’t know about you, but I’m not taking any chances. If animals do indeed know more than we think they know, including animals owned by politicians, or even animals that might be owned by the head of the FBI or the CIA, I’m covering my butt just in case they might be the source of Wikileaks.
Did anybody ever bother to check to see if Julian Assange owns a monkey or a talking parrot? Were bananas found in his apartment?
Take one last look at that monkey photo folks and then tell me if I’m not on to something.
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