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If only cats had thumbs

If only cats had thumbs


It was raining. And I was outside. I was hiding under a bush in the front yard. When I saw Mrs. Hodges car pull into the driveway I came out from under the bush and sat on the welcome mat in front of the door.

I had to wait for Mrs. Hodges to open the front door.

If only cats had thumbs.

If I had thumbs Mrs. Hodges could give me a key to the front door and I could let my self back in. If I had thumbs I could open the front door and go outside when ever I wanted to. I wouldn’t have to wait for someone to open the door and let me out.

I could go the bathroom in neighbors flower beds all the time and I wouldn’t have to use one of the seven litter boxes in the house.

If only I had thumbs I could open a can of real tuna and not have to eat canned cat food. If I had thumbs I wouldn’t have to wait for Mrs. Hodges to type my stories.

If cats had thumbs we could drive a car and get a job. We could run a marathon and run for President. The whole parliament could be run by cats. There would be a litter box under every cabinet chair, and in the Oval Office.

If cats had thumbs there would be no more war. At the peace talks The President Cat of the United States would sit in the lap of the Enemy and purr and the enemy who wanted to bomb us would relax and feel the real peaceful feeling that only a cat can bring.

If cats had thumbs there would be world peace. 

“Mrs. Hodges if I had thumbs would you still clean my litter boxes for me?”

“Yes, Pooh. I would still clean your litter boxes for you. And I would come to The White House and clean all the litter boxes you would have. One in each of the one hundred and thirty-two rooms.”

“And, Mrs. Hodges…”

“Yes, Pooh.”

“If I had thumbs and was  The President Cat of The United States would you call me President Pooh?”

“Yes, I would. Yes, President Pooh, I would.”


p.s. I really don’t understand humans. They whine all the time. “I can’t do this. I can’t do that.” Humans have thumbs. They can do anything. They can hold a pencil. They can flush the toilet. Humans can hold a coffee cup with one hand.

The problem with humans is they think they can’t do something, they don’t do it. They stop trying.  The problem is in their mind. Perhaps their main problem is they don’t have a cat to cuddle. Mrs. Hodges has a real hard time with…..

“Hey Pooh. This is your blog. Don’t tell my secrets.”

“Oh, of course Mrs. Hodges. Please forgive me.”

Please tell me. What would you do if you had thumbs?

As always I love to hear from you. You can click here to comment. And if you know a friend who likes cats will you please introduce me to them.

All my best,
Love Pooh

About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • Berdeane Bodley

    No Pooh, being “Mom President” that would exempt me from cleaning 132 litter boxes, I think you being President, they would guarantee a cleaning staff for you & even a special staff for cleaning litter boxes…………

    • Good Morning Nana President,
      Well, I haven’t ran for office yet. I just wanted to see how you liked the title.
      Thank you for your suggestion. Of course I will have the housekeeping staff clean the 132 litter boxes. You, as Grandmother to the President, would be allowed to sit in sunbeams all day with me.
      Sending you much love,
      Love Pooh, your grandson

  • Berdeane Bodley

    That got me to thinking………being Nana to the President………..hmmmmm!!!!

    • Hello Nana,
      Then you would be Mom President.
      Would you help clean the 132 litter boxes in all the rooms of The White House?

  • La McCoy

    Dear Pooh,
    I don’t have thumbs either.

    • Good Morning Dearest Edelweiss,
      I am always happy to hear from you. Can you imagine what the world would be like if we had thumbs?
      Sending you a kitty purr today.
      Love Pooh
      (Will you please share a picture of yourself here Edelweiss, or on my facebook page,

  • kathunsworth

    I think my cats would like to hang with the kids and play on the Wii if they had thumbs they would be even better company for the kids. You are lucky to have such a nice owner Pooh never forget that.

    • Hello Dearest Mrs. Unsworth,
      Oh yes, I hadn’t thought of playing of the Wii. That sounds like it would be way more fun than being Cat President. But then there would be no world peace.
      Please give my best to your cats and your children.
      All my best,
      Love Pooh

  • Marie

    If I had thumbs I would turn on the heat blankie and turn it up to really warm – mom has this really soft blankie that can heat up but she never makes it as warm as I would like it!

    Joel Gray (brother to William and Orange and to Giblet Paws)

    • Good Morning Marie,
      I may have to fire Mrs. Hodges. I prefer to have my messages typed within a few minutes of cats commenting. Please forgive me for the delay.
      Oh, I want a heated blanket too. If we had thumbs Marie we could drive to the store together and buy our own blankets.
      Love Pooh, (And hello to William, Orange and Giblet Paws)
      Will you please post your picture here? Or on my facebook page? I would love to meet all of you.

      • Marie

        Sorry, our mom has been a bit down today – too much rain we think! But we will visit you on facebook and share a photo or two of us 🙂

  • Harold Anderson

    Hello Pooh,

    Skittles here, if I had a thumb I’d be able to open the drapes when my human servant forgets to, like this morning, however he was busy trying to get ready for work, and he did remember to feed us, fill the water fountains and change all of the litter boxes. so we’ll let him off with only one hairball for him to clean up. I agree that there would be world peace if every leader had a cat to take care of them.

    I hope you have a Purrfect day tomorrow,


    • My dearest Skittles,

      Thankfully you had fresh water, food and clean litter boxes. Yes, thumbs would be so useful to pull open the drapes.
      And there is noting quite as tragic as a wasted sunbeam. Hopefully your human servant woke up earlier today.

      I hope you day is Purrfect as well.
      p.s. Will you please ask your human servant to share a photograph of you here? Or you can post it on my facebook page.

      All my best