Sunday 3 March 2019

What if Cats Had Opposable Thumbs Day

Today is What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day

It amazes me that humans seem to think they're so special because they have opposable thumbs. Some of them appear to think themselves superior to animals because of this. So what?

Just because you evolved to have opposable thumbs does not make you cleverer than a cat (or dog or any other animal). Just because you can open things and turn things and hold stuff, it doesn't matter to us because we can do things you can't. So there!

adorable tabby girl Athena
Can humans ever look this cute?

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Here's our Friendly Fill-Ins for this week

Marie's Answers

1. My favourite kind of music is rock and metal, but I also love listening to a lot of movie soundtracks like the ones by composer Hans Zimmer. These days I just can't get enough of the Outlander Soundtrack by Bear McCreary. 

2. I don’t believe in a lot of things, but I avoid the news and papers because I don't trust what they tell me. It's all brainwashing and propaganda.

3. My ideal day is a good day writing or doing something creative with Athena close by and taking a nice nap with her in the afternoon. This is what I do on most days as I work from home (or trying to earn from home).

4. Don’t let anyone stop you doing what you believe in. As long as you don't harm anyone, that is.

Athena's Answers

1. My favourite kind of music is orchestral and some classical. I also like a bit of pop and light rock. After George Michael died in 2016, Mum played a lot of his music. She was a big fan of his during the 80s and 90s. His beautiful voice soothes and relaxes me.

2. I don't believe in thinking too much about the past and future. I prefer to live in the moment with Mum.

3. My ideal day is staying close to Mum and eating lots and napping on Mum's bed. When she joins me for a nap it's even better!

4. Don't let every human into your life as some are bad and don't like cats.
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meowmeowmans said...

Opposable thumbs are overrated. Well, except for when Mum and Dad open our cans of food! :)

Summer said...

Kitties don't need opposable thumbs - that's for human work!

Catscue Cat Mom said...

We do get kind of arrogant about our thumbs, that's true - it's just because we're jealous of your superior senses.

Sherri-Ellen T-D. said...

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***purrsss*** BellaDharma
Pee S: Wee all KNOW LadyMew has not got opposabull thmmss aftur that 1st inn today'ss post ;)

Lone Star Cats said...

Da only reason I want opposable thumbs are for opening my food!

pilch92 said...

I agree that cats are better than humans even without the thumbs :)
Thank you both for these great fill-in answers. Your mum and I think so much alike. Most of my answers were similar. And Athena, you are right not to trust all humans. I am glad you have a loving one. XO

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Great answers, you two! And cats are far superior to humans in so many ways.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Well said, Athena, man has wasted his time on earth and destroyed the planet, too and many continue to do so (not wishing to point finger to anyone in particular Mr President). Time for cats to take over!
Eco Warrior ERin

Eastside Cats said...

Funny how everything gets skewed toward making the human superior! Watched a program about Neanderthal humans vs. what are now modern humans, and it's funny what those people listed as 'superior' traits. Basically, the Neanderthal's were shorter and stockier, so they were inferior 'cause they weren't as pretty?!? They had art, they had trade, they knew how to keep themselves safe, but they died off and 'we' didn't. Hmmm... But wait, they didn't 'die' off, since modern humans have 3%-5% of Neanderthal genome! So, they're still alive, right?
Sorry, Athena, a personal rant...wonder if Neanderthals kept pets?

Dash Kitten Crew said...

You and your Mum have the nap idea just right. I agree with a lot of what you say too! I am late visiting to visit for the selfies, sorry!

Have a great week!

Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Thanks for your comments. Really interesting reading and great points made :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

The Menagerie Mom said...

Opposable thumbs really are overrated, Athena. And thank you both for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Marie, I completely agree that an ideal day involves creativity and a kitty by your side. Athena, you are so wise to live in the present. So many of us have trouble with that sometimes, myself included. Purrs!