March 3rd brings “If Pets Had Thumbs Day.” Celebrating this whimsically wacky day, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten things your pet would probably do if he did indeed have opposable digits. Our pets could be a lot more independently minded. Letting themselves out the door to go do their business (wouldn’t that be nice!) Reading through your book pile? Which of these sounds most like your pet? Do you have other ideas…?

Pondering… If Pets Had Thumbs Day

if pets had thumbs day

They Could…

Do a lot of interesting things we might not expect. Like – Hold their own Starbucks puppuccino? Or have their own iPhone to take their own selfies?

Maybe open the car door for you? And climb into the back seat by themselves? Get a drivers license and (Gasp!) – drive your sports car on the streets? Shake hands with you? Here are a few more thoughts…

#10 Give You a Thumbs Up

On “if pets had thumbs” day, he would have a new way of expressing gratitude or happiness — giving you a thumbs up! He could also make you gifts – like coloring pictures to hang on the refrigerator. Or creating objets d’art in clay that you will keep forever in your memories box.

#9 Thumb Wrestle

Itching for a thumb wrestling partner? If your pet had thumbs, we’re sure he’d be eager to play. (He might beat you!)

#8 Break Out the Can Opener

Thinking on “if pets had thumbs day”, cats in particular would probably help themselves to the can opener for unlimited servings of their favorite wet food. Pop tops would now be easy peasy!

#7 Hitchhike to the Park

No time to take your pet to the park? No worries! Your pet could easily hitchhike his way there without you. Or Maybe they would just call Uber. 🙂

#6 Vacuum While You’re Out

Have an especially considerate pet? On if pets had thumbs day they could vacuum while you’re out! It’s only fair, considering much of the mess is probably the result of shedding anyway. Though riding the roomba seems to be a fun pet past time these days.

#5 Text Their Pals

You should make sure their text messaging plan is unlimited. Or maybe they would be texting you all day? Like…

if pets had thumbs texting message

#4 Hog the Remote

If pets had thumbs, you probably never realized that the only reason your pet likes to watch the same shows as you is because without that digit, he can’t change the channels himself. If your pet ever gets thumbs, there will be a power struggle for control of the remote for sure.

#3 Surf the Internet – Run Their Own IG Feed

Want to spend some quality time with your pet? Too bad! Once he has working thumbs, nights will be spent surfing the Internet. (Looking for Cat Meme’s of course). Oh, and what if pets could run their own Instagram feeds? The POV captions would take on a whole new dimension.

#2 Lock the Door Behind You

How helpful would it be if your pet had thumbs and could lock the door behind you? Well, helpful until you get into a fight and he locks you out!

#1 Open the Refrigerator

And here is the big one — when polled, 79% of petMD readers answered that their pets would open the refrigerator if they had thumbs. (Some of them have already figured that one out, with those digits.)

We know it is a fanciful thought to consider what your life with your pets would be like if they had thumbs, but we hope you enjoyed this lighter side to thinking about your pets. We know that they can do some remarkable things – like opening doors and getting around fences – without opposable thumbs! 🙂

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