As if my dog needs one more thing to make him feel like he is my equal. We already share a couch, a bed, a car. I fear that if he had thumbs, he’d try taking over the kitchen. On the other hand, I’d enjoy having him learn how to lift and lower the toilet seat. Last year, when the snow prevented me from opening my front door, forcing me to open the back door slider and shovel 3 feet of snow to let him outside, those opposable thumbs would have come in handy.
On the other hand, if my precious Yorkie were anymore independent, he’d be a cat. Never a cat owner, myself. I resent all the pet preferential treatment cats receive and I suspect, had they thumbs, humans would be the teddy bears of their world, with a usefulness limited to cuddling.
At any rate, today is the day we dream of “what ifs” and maybe we can take liberty with this holiday and go beyond opposable thumbs and our pets. What if we dyed our hair? What if we never stop dreaming? What if we never stop smiling? What if…? So many possibilities and the rest of our lives to try them all out. Have a wonderful “what if” day!