I utterly adore this article (h/t Jane Carnall). Cats might be smarter than dogs, but no-one can tell because they're such colossal arseholes they defy analysis.
I know more than a few academics who have the same problem, of course. I wonder how many studies have been performed on them have had to be abandoned because the test subjects were just too unbearably prickish to allow the experiment to continue and/or immediately attempted to seize control of the experiment to further their own lunatic theories.
Cats and academics both make for terrible people.
(It's interesting that they've shown dogs understand finger-pointing, though. None of the canids my parents have brought home have ever managed that. Mind you, old English sheepdogs can be painfully obtuse animals, so our anecdotal evidence should be viewed with caution).