What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day is observed next on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 (267 days from today).
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While pets bring unconditional love and joy into our lives, the absence of an opposing thumb can pose some limitations. What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day, is annually celebrated on March 3rd. It is a chance to give us all pause for thought and think about how different our lives would be if Mittens or Fido became supposedly transcendent species with opposable thumbs.
How is What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day from?
This quirky holiday is the brainchild of Ruth and Tom Roy, who are known for creating What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day. Of course, this is one of life's important questions, so it makes sense to spend a day on it.
What makes us humans special is that we have two opposite thumbs. Without them, we wouldn't be able to do half of the things we could - open everything, rotate the handle, hold the bit and bob. It's one of the key things that distinguishes us from animals, something we can't really grasp to the extent that we could.
Tom Roy says he came up with the idea after keeping cats and dogs indoors for 45 years and realizing that their main dependence on humans is for food. So, you think, what would things be like if they didn't need a human to open that tin opener?
Why What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day be loved
1. It Would Be an Advice NO What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day
According to “US Pet Ownership & Demographics” (2012), there are approximately 70 million pet dogs and 74.1 million pet cats in the United States With such a large number of pets, how can we DO NOT celebrate their lack of opposing thumbs in some creative way?
2. Pets are like family
In 2011, 63.2% of pet owners reported feeling that their furry friends were part of their family. And, like all good family members, we love to compare each other! Although our children have thumbs but our pets don't, What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day reminds us why this may (or may not!) be a good thing.
3. The possibilities are endless
Thumb wrestling? Great! The ability to open the door and get out of the house at will? Perhaps not so much as Whiskers tend to harass older neighbors. Having a day to understand all the things your pet can do that is both entertaining and potentially a story (or does it have a tail?) requires caution. Either way, it will definitely give your feet.
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Today, it's time to appreciate the skills your pet has - and possibly skills they don't!
If your cat had thumbs pressed together, would he use that thumb to complete dexterity tasks? Will he light a fire? Will he start cooking his own food? Will he start using the things he collects around the house to make elaborate traps to catch rats and mice? Or will he continue to do the same things he does now - sleep, mess around and expect you to feed him when he wants?
If dogs have opposite thumbs, do they abuse the privilege of opening a tin can? Or will they continue to act as a man's best friend by helping with housework, washing dishes, and flying around?
No matter what you've gotten so far, make sure it's a day to appreciate our fluffy friends.
ObservedWhat if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day has been observed annually on March 3rd.
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