posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 06:52 AM
If dogs had opposable thumbs, I have no doubt that they could accomplish some amazing things.
Just look at what they can do already! Service dogs can open doors and get things for their masters on demand. They can be trained to call for help
on a phone in an emergency and turn on and off lights. They can navigate blind masters through buildings and through pedestrian traffic. Many dogs
are capable of learning complicated commands and many, many words. Search and rescue dogs are amazing! Some dogs are even police officers who are
When you consider that dogs have other senses better than ours, such as great smell and hearing, if they only had thumbs, they could do so much more
with those skills! They also have instincts that are still a mystery, such as the ability to predict earthquakes, or know if their masters are about
to have a seizure.
Dogs have a selfless devotion that leads them to do anything to protect their family. That kind of love comes from their intelligence, which is
beyond basic instinct.
I'm sure we have all seen our dogs try to pick things up or move them around with their paws. You can almost see them thinking - "darn, if only I
So, if a car was fitted to work with their paws, I have no doubt they could learn to drive! However, we should probably not let them into traffic.
Most still can get easily distracted. I can just imagine them driving along, then all of a sudden... "CAT!!!!!!" and swerving off into traffic to
chase down a passing distraction