Dogs don’t have thumbs… have you ever wondered why? Well, you can rest assured it’s not to keep them from hitchhiking across the country. Dogs, like cats, have dew claws…a non-opposable styled thumb of sorts. Have you ever wondered what would your dog do with thumbs?
Why Do Humans Have Thumbs?
To text…hello! No, that’s not it. Humans have thumbs to grasp things. Mostly we grasp things that we end up hurting ourselves with. Like hammers. Or paper…don’t judge, a paper cut hurts! Theoretically, thumbs are what separate humans from most other species. Here’s one thing thumbs don’t give humans – compassion.
What Would Your Dog Do With Thumbs?
Rule the world? Nope. Dogs being the naturally compassionate and loving creatures that they are, they would likely solve many of the ills that we, as thumb-wielding Gods, have yet to solve. Dogs would build shelters for the homeless, tuck in a sick child, feed an elderly Alzheimer’s patient. Dogs with thumbs would definitely lead us all towards a more caring and loving world.
What Can You Do With Your Thumbs?
Thumbs have a lot of power. Use your thumb’s power for good! Go ahead, you can use your big old thumb to download a free mobile app and helps raise funds for animals in need! Heck, we have to walk our dogs every day, two times a day, so when we learned about these great philanthropic apps that support animal charities – we were all in. ResQwalk and Walk for a Dog by WoofTrax apps both give you the power to raise money for animal welfare organizations, simply by walking. The fine people of ResQwalk and WoofTrax partner with kindhearted corporate sponsors who donate money, and every time you walk, just flip on your app of choice and viola – you are helping to raise money for critters! Just make sure you stretch out your thumb before you download one or both of these apps…wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself before you start walking.
Thumbs Can Save Lives
So your not an emergency med tech. I get it, they do have cool jobs, saving lives with their knowledge, training and thumbs. But hey, so can you! Just download these apps, lace up your tennies, leash up your pups and get to walking – there you go, you are a life saver! Thanks to generous sponsors and fabulous app builders – all you have to do is walk – each step you take helps change the life of an animal in need. Oh, and I forgot one thing… if dogs had thumbs they would likely tear open their own treat bags. Heck, they might even take up cooking or become raw food chefs and make their own meals! I would be okay with that, I think Mattie would be a good chef – he has great taste already. He likes peanut butter, bananas, blueberries, sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans. I think I’d let Mattie cook for me… I wonder when dogs will grow thumbs? They sure would help make the world a much better place!
Until next time – take care and keep on lovin’ your dog!
With lub, MattieDog, a little dog making a big impact in this world!®