I’m impressed when my little Bichon carries his empty plate and drops it in front of me. LOL
Odin knows he’s not supposed to rob the girls’ food when he’s done eating his so he sneaks over and carries their bowls off where I can’t see him and eats the food out of sight.
IMO, that shows intent, pre-planning, a sense of ‘guilt’ and behavior designed to hide the ‘crime’.
Several times this winter when it was especially cold, he took the pillows off of my sofa and carried them over to Djinni on the dogs’ sofa so she could burrow into them.
But only he does that to discourage her from being on “our” sofa where he’d have to share space with her.
[He is not especially altruistic]
I ask my kitty, Mao, to find her brush. She looks until she finds it. Cute.