Monday, February 28, 2011

What if Cats Had Thumbs?


A milk company in the UK has kicked off a new commercial that asks, “what if cats had thumbs?”

Would they type bestselling novels?

Would they hitchhike?

Would they take over the world?

Or maybe something even more diabolical.  Put down that glass of milk and watch.

Does Your Cat Have the Thumb Factor?
The Daily Mirror has teamed up with Cravendale milk to launch a UK-wide search for “the UK’s trickiest cat with thumbs.” The prize: £1,000.
Bertrum Thumbcat
Bertrum Thumbcat
"Does your cat have amazing dexterity? Maybe your moggy possess the power to [bust] open bread bins, creep into cupboards or find their way into the fridge?"
Send your pictures and video, here.

The Stars of the Commercial
The handsome star of the commercial is Bertrum Thumbcat, a 4-year-old polydactyl kitty. You can befriend him on Facebook and Twitter.

Did the narrator's voice sound a little familiar?  It's Tim Curry of Rocky Horror Picture Show fame.

Got Milk? Muahhahaha!!

16 comments:

  1. mol! great commercial! Purrfect timing: March 3rd is What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day. :-) we can only dream...::sigh::

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

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  2. Two thumbs up, hey, let go of my th..

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  3. Polydactyl cats are in the news at the moment, mainly because of this youtube video which has gone viral

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hngBzDDyFE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Absolutely brilliant! and love the advert :)

    Austin has sent off for his opposable thumbs!!

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  4. I would love to have the gang like that ! so cool cool ad !

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  5. love it! the CGI when they walk into the house is a little weird but i can overlook that! I like when they form a GANG and they are snapping! LOL!

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  6. MOL! That commercial is hysterical!

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  7. this is one of the FUNNIEST commercials I have ever seen! I just posted it on my Cat Chat Facebook page, I credited "Careers4YourCat" for originally posting cause I couldn't remember the name of this blog. Sorry!! xoxoxo

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  8. Hmmmm, if cats had thumbs, we'd rule the world.

    Cotton, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron & Rusty

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  9. I loved this too much! Posted to FB and Twitter :) Re: Cupcake run..UM, YES!! If there's one thing I heart (almost) as much as cats, it's cupcakes!

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  10. LOL! Very funny commercial! Oh I wonder what will my boys do if they had thumbs....?

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  11. This is great! My cat gets into quite enough trouble without opposable thumbs - I can definitely see him as one of the gang on this commercial.

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  12. What a great find. I wonder if being double pawed is like having thumbs? I always wanted a double pawed cat. Thank you for sharing

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  13. My cat is a hemmingway so she has thumbs and trust me, there is always something new and amazing that she can do. From opening closed doors (with regular door knobs, not levers) to opening cubbards with child saftey locks as well as the toilet bowl (with safety locks, had those put on just for her to keep her from drinking from the toilet). Trust me, if there is a will, she will find the way. Kind of cute at times though because she does what a little baby does and wraps your finger around her paw.

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  14. Found you on the blog hop. This video is hilarious! My cats would own me if they had thumbs (and the dogs would live outside - in someone else's yard). :)

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