Color us impressed by Cleo the pot-bellied pig, whose doglike play interaction with Ginger the dog we find to be as hypnotic as watching guinea pigs fight over a cucumber. We could watch all day!
Beyond rolling and playing like a dog, Cleo's talents include sitting on command (owner shewulfe notes that she learned the trick in just 15 minutes) and playing soccer (albeit probably not in accordance with soccer governance organization FIFA's official rules).
"I had heard [pigs] are very smart," shewulfe writes on her YouTube page, "but I didn't have any idea how smart they really are." (Smart is right -- a recent study showed that domestic pigs were able to learn how mirrors work and use the reflected images they saw in them to investigate their surroundings and find food.)
-- Lindsay Barnett
Video: shewulfe via YouTube