Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water and wiggled his fingers so the water arose in little splashes; rings widened across the pool o the other side and came back again. Lennie watched them go. “Look, George. Look what I done.”

– John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, Chapter 1. Lennie doesn’t have hands, he has paws, as Steinbeck compares him to an animal.