Have heard of something called ‘stem cells’. Apparently they are basic animal cells that can grow into other kinds of cells. They might be a more successful way of developing thumbs as mandated by Bossy Lab Chief Kitty. No samples available in the inadequately stocked supply room called ‘the kitchen’. Found a promising sample of simple biomatter in the garden and brought it into lab area. Very pleased with specimen’s potential. My excitement draws attention of human. Sample removed. Am told ‘earthworms belong in the garden’. The luddites strike another blow against science.