Early result on the thumb research – apparently growth can be stimulated by drinking milk! I’ve seen it on tv.
I knew we were taken from our litter too soon and should not have been weaned so early. When married to Freud’s stated view that thumb sucking in children is a form of sexual behaviour, I have formed my own hypothesis: Suckling nipples provides milk, which enables thumb growth. Thumb sucking produces an even better experience than drinking milk, which we are being denied.
Denying cats things is immoral. Next step is to find this ‘Cravendale’ on a map and go there.
Postscript – cats have many more nipples than thumbs, possibly an evolutionary compensation against our slow thumb growth?