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If Your Pet Had Thumbs What Would They Do?

Pets are a hot topic for some wacky holidays but If Pets Had Thumbs Day is by far one of my favorites. My pets manage to get themselves in trouble without thumbs so I can’t begin to imagine what they would do if they had thumbs! The result of their thumb filled days would have me hiding under beds in hopes that they showed mercy. Who knows what kind of anger they have built up from years of me not giving them that last piece of cake on my birthday. This holiday is a day where we, as pet owners, can reflect on how truly thankful we are that our pets haven’t miraculously sprouted thumbs. But if they did, here are some things I think they would do.

Hitch Hike to the Park

If you find yourself frequently exhausted from work related activities the odds are that your pets are feeling your pain, too. Now they can hitch a ride to their favorite park! With those cute wide eyes, wagging tails and happy demeanors who wouldn’t pick them up for a quick trip to the park?

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Use a Can Opener

The smells that come from those delicious wet pet food cans are so enticing for your pet. With easily accessible thumbs, forget feeding your pet dry food. They will take matters into their own hands and seek out the good stuff they know you are hiding.

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Open the Fridge

Forget the whole only eating three meals a day thing. Those opposable thumbs open up a world of opportunities for eating! No more waiting for food, pets will open the fridge themselves and pick their own food. Better hope your favorite pizza isn’t what will satisfy your pet’s grumbling tummy.

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Use the Computer

Fingers crossed your pets are the best of friends. Otherwise, you just might find the dog discovering EBay and selling the cat.

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Clean Up

Let’s be honest, they won’t, but it would be awfully nice of them wouldn’t it?

Dog Shaming 

Text

I frequently speak for my pets in a voice I feel like they might use. Most of the time it’s way higher pitched than they are probably comfortable with. With thumbs, their personalities could shine through their texts. I imagine I would receive lots of messages about squirrels from the dog. Hopefully she would even include some selfies for me to admire while at work.

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Dogs Playing Poker

All of those pictures of dogs playing poker would finally hold some truth. They could actually hold the cards!

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Thumbs Up

Having the approval of your pets, is there anything better than knowing they think you’re something special, too?

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Drive

Dogs would drive to Starbucks for their pupachino, of course!

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Selfie

Pets love their hoomans just as much, if not more than their hoomans love them. This is why I think our pets would want to take a selfie to commemorate the day of opposable thumbs.

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What do you think your pet would do if they had thumbs?

Show Your Pet Some (Extra) Love

Vday (2)There is nothing better than the look of pure joy your pet gives you when you buy him a new awesome toy, give him an extra of his favorite treat or take some time to cuddle him on the couch. We think Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for showing your pet a little extra love.

Buy The Ridiculously Awesome Toy

We know you probably have a bin full of your pet’s favorite toys and that you get tired of picking the discarded favorite of the day up, but there is nothing like the smile he gets from rooting around in your pet store bags. Brighten up your pet’s day by trying out a new toy he doesn’t have. Here are a couple of our favorites.

  • Dog:
  • Cat:
    • Turbo Scratcher®- The ball will never stop spinning on this toy that doubles as a scratching pad.  
    • Turbo® Catnip Belly Toys- Adorable plush animals that have a hidden pouch of catnip to keep your kitty batting it around for hours.

Fuel Their Love Of Nature

No one loves long walks more than your dog, but sometimes the February weather can keep you a little too cooped up. Take some extra time to show him you haven’t forgotten his love for a good hike through the park. If the weather isn’t cooperating, spend some quality time playing with your pup in front of a toasty fire.

If your cat doesn’t venture outside, you can still show his curiosity for nature some love with the purchase of a cat tower or window perch. These items will provide your cat with a view better than the nature channel.

Spend Some Time On Their Pearly Whites

February is Pet Dental Health Month so there is no better time to give extra attention to your pet’s smile. Your pet’s teeth should be checked once a year by a veterinarian to help prevent and detect periodontal disease. The best prevention is brushing his teeth regularly to remove dental plaque. Taking care of your pet’s pearly whites can help him live a longer, healthier life.

Keep Them Stylin’

Fashion is forever changing and who doesn’t love an updated look? Keep your furry friends rocking the runway with these styles:

  • Dog:
    • K9 Explorer®- Keep your explorer ready for the next great adventure with collars, leashes and harnesses that combine outdoor fashion with reflective safety.
    • Ribbon- The fashionable pattern options will allow your pup to show off his personal style.
  • Cat:
    • Safe Cat® Fashion- More than 20 cute, classy and fun patterns will allow your cat’s personality to shine. 
    • Safe Cat® Glow In The Dark- These fashionable patterns charge during the day to glow all night for added safety.

 No Begging Needed, Give The Extra Treat

Those eyes are just begging for you to reach into the bag and pull out an extra treat. Giving him a bonus snack is sure to reward you with an extra slobbery kiss, or 10 additional minutes of cuddle time.