I tend to personify animals and not in a degrading way like making a racing dog wear a pink tutu, rather I personify them in the way that is most respectful to their wants and needs. Make no mistake, I treat them as the animals they are, no more no less. Many humans haven't recognized intelligence outside their own species. I expect to see an animals intelligence just the same as I expect to see a human beings intelligence.
Imagine a hound not allowed to follow her nose. Imagine a cow dog scolded for chasing cows. Imagine a bird not allowed to fly. Imagine an orangutan without a selfie stick. These would be insults to the animal kingdom as a whole.
I see intelligence in almost every interaction I have, and I am seldom surprised by any animal encounter. I expect intelligence, that's what I get.
This video is a favorite of mine. Can you see the intelligence?