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What do you interpret the meaning of the expression "occasional use of your opposable thumbs" in the following context:

All pets really need is your care and the occasional use of your opposable thumbs. In return, you get love and companionship and the kind of unwavering appreciation that even the most devoted offspring can’t consistently provide. (vogue)

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I take it to mean your doing those things that require being able to grab things, from direct care like brushing to indirect like opening a can or working a doorknob.

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  • Attention, please: In return, you get love and companionship and the kind of unwavering appreciation that even the most devoted offspring can’t consistently provide.
    – twinverse
    Jul 18 at 23:20

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