That is what I tell Chester when he is naughty. Sometimes I think the only thing that keeps him from totally running my life, or being as challenging as a human child, is the fact that he doesn’t have thumbs.
Today is National “If Pets Had Thumbs Day”. Seriously, that is listed as a real pet-related holiday.
So what happens on If Pets Had Thumbs Day? I am not quite sure but it made me giggle to think about the type of trouble Chester would get into if he had an opposable appendage such as the thumb.
Chester really likes to eat socks and underwear. After 12 years he has trained me to always keep them in drawers or off the floor where he can’t reach them. Doggy Daddy keeps his in the closet, which has a sliding door. To keep Chester from pushing the door open and helping himself to “unmentionable” snackies, we keep the bedroom door closed. If Chester had thumbs he could let himself into the bedroom and raid the closet as he pleases.
Chester would be obese if he had thumbs. While he will tear apart anything that smells faintly of food with his teeth, he can’t get into the pantry were I keep the motherload of delicious doggy goodies because he doesn’t have thumbs. If he did, he would help himself until we was as round as a beach ball.
He also likes to eat poop. We have to watch him when he goes out to potty so we can deter him from…well, I’ll stop there. You get the picture. I bet if he had thumbs he would let himself out anytime he felt like munching Mr. Hanky. *Shudder* Hopefully, all of the snacks in the cupboard would keep him busy or he would be too round to get himself down the stairs 🙂
What kind of trouble would your pup get into if they has thumbs?