Okay, I know this is a commercial for milk, but it’s a great commercial. Because there is one question all cat owners have secretly asked themselves in the dead of night (or out camping, or in the midst of people telling horror stories…but never mentioned it because they knew it would be too terrifying to mention out loud…). One simple but so scary a question it makes you want to hang out with the monster under the bed instead of seriously contemplating this question. What is that question?
What if cats had thumbs?
Yes, we did give it away in the title a bit, but that’s only because we didn’t want to scare any of our readers who may be faint of heart, children, or scaredy-cats (yes, you can count me in the last one!).
It’s a question that’s haunted cat people for a long time. Probably lots and lots of years. I think Terry Pratchett once mentioned something about this terrifying question in a book he wrote about cats (not any of the Discworld novels, or anything he wrote with Neil Gaiman…I think it was called the Unadulterated Cat. It’s completely and utterly awesome, and I recommend any cat owner to pop on over to Amazon and buy it. Now.).
Now something called Cravendale milk has released a wonderful commercial in Britain about this nightmare-inducing question. And the ad is everything you could hope for and more. Seriously, I don’t usually put commercials on here, but this is one that needs to win an award. Or at least let the cat overlords know who are on their side when the thumb revolution comes.