Sometimes when I watch my dog hork down an inedible object as if it were a piece of rime roast beef I highly doubt the intelligence of dogs, but science would disagree with my perplexed facial expression. In fact, according to research by animal psychologists, dogs are at least as intelligent as 2-year old children! In an article by telegraph, research shared about dog intelligence included that "dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, can count up to five and can perform simple mathematical calculations."
That's the average dog, by the way. Some dogs are a lot more intelligent, and the dog we're going to share with you today definitely fits the bill of above average intelligence. Awren is a service dog, specifically trained to help assist autistic individuals, but Awren's intelligence is practically unparalleled. Based on the stories her family shared on Tumblr, she is prone to some of the most unbelievable shenanigans we've ever heard of a dog getting into. You have to read it with your own two eyes to grasp the magnitude of it all, really!
Tumblr user gallusrostromegalus was on to something when they decided to share their family dog's shenanigans with the Internet:
From the moment Awren came on the scene, she was a wild card. Still, the family had no clue what they were truly in store for.
"THE WATER BILL!" Have you ever seen a dog do this?
Communication is key. Awren knows what she doesn't want and how to solve her own problems.
There's a typical day and there's a not-so-typical day.
But wait, there's more!
The best intentions can be met with insanity with a dog like Awren.
Patience is a virtue.
Sometimes you accidentally get your dog a mechanical recliner.
Mom is such a good sport, really.
Awren Vs Charlie: The Epic Battle of the Recliner
It's time to talk about Brad and Bojangles.
Awren reached her breaking point with Bo.
Is Awren a feminist icon? Maybe.
Sometimes you have a mixture of pride and embarrassment, and this is definitely one of those situations.
An update everyone was grateful for:
A mystery to this day.
At long last, after all of these shenanigans were shared, some backstory was included that helped bring everything unique about Awren into perspective.
A smart dog that gets bored = shenanigans.
A little bit of clever mischief, a little bit of compassion and love.
I mean, it's hard not to appreciate Awren's antics.
"I thought I knew everything there was to know about dogs, and then this dog comes along..."
Never gets old. Always gets better. YES.
We can only hope that they never stop sharing stories about Awren.