I always knew dolphins were smart! I posted a while ago a similar story (one of many listed in the current article) about the intelligence of dolphins. It truly amazes me reading the observations made by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi and hearing about
Kelly (the business minded dolphin) along with other amazing things.
On a beautiful day in 1997, researchers working at Pereirinha beach, off the southern coast of Brazil, observed a little dog going into the sea and swimming towards the dolphins. To their surprise, the dolphins approached the dog and then started throwing it into the air. The dog seemed to enjoy the ‘game’ and continued playing with the dolphins for more than an hour. From then on, different dogs were seen trying to interact with the dolphins.