True-Life tales of the antics and heroism of our wonderful pets and wildlifeAnyone who has ever owned a pet, or been closely involved with animals in some way, has an entertaining or uplifting story to tell of the experience. Most of the stories in Smart Animals were submitted by readers of the Reader's Digest magazine over the years, to the column of the same name. It has proved to be one of the most popular and enduring of the magazine's regular features. The animals that feature in these stories include a common house mouse caught breaking and entering, a cat that has its favourite spot on the couch and will stop at nothing to grab it,a kookaburra that gate-crashes a picnic, a horse that demands breakfast at 5 in the morning; a surf board-riding dog; a beluga whale that helps a drowning diver to surface; and a rabbit that alerts its owner to a hypoglycaemic attack. With so many antics and heroic deeds to read about, this feel-good book is sure to make you smile.