Yesterday, I sat in my chair and thought about this... What would my pets do if they had thumbs? After thinking for a while, I decided that they can already do almost everything they want to do without them.
Take Shiner for example. I'd think that she might like to open up a bag of treats that are sitting on the counter. However, she already does this all the time without the help of any thumb. A little counter surfing and teeth for bag ripping is all she needs, really.
|Who needs thumbs when I have perfectly good teeth?|
Roadside would probably also use thumbs to open his food bag, except that he's already pretty darn good at that without thumbs too. He uses the same tactic as Shiner. Unless one of the kids leaves the cupboard door open, he can't get to the food. He'd probably use thumbs to open that up. And I can only imagine that he'd still use his teeth to rip open the bag of food.
And Callie? I though maybe Callie would like to come in my room if the door is closed. Well, she can open the door just fine without thumbs. (That may be more due to the fact that the door isn't that great and can be pushed open without turning a knob.) Callie pretty much helps herself to most of the rooms in the house.
Although, she does love a good can of cat food. I imagine she'd probably indulge herself in all the canned goodness she could eat if she had thumbs.
So what do you think - what would your pet do if they had thumbs? Tell us in the comments!