Sometimes, although it does not seem that it would happen, cats and dogs seem smarter than humans. Thomas Zenthall, a psychologist from the University of Texas, that the concept of episodic memory (or the ability to recall past experiences) is not limited to the brain of humans but can also be found in our pet animals.
The human race may be underestimating the power of an animal brain especially when it comes to mental time travel. The idea of animals being able to plan their every move is both interesting and quite uncomfortable.
The minds of animals are still a mystery but therein lies a frontier that is yet to be explored by science and technology.