After sifting through dozens of pictures of my furry friends' feet, I realized that I might be considered a tad...um...obsessed. Particularly when I realized I had so many photos that I had to split my paws post into pieces.
Thus last week went to the dogs, and this week, I pause (couldn't help it again) for cats.
|Do not ask what planets aligned in order to create the magic that is in this photo. Just marvel as Jasper and Dawn share a moment.|
|The bottom of kitty feet feature soft round pads like jelly beans nestled in fur. While dogs paws smell like popcorn (I swear!), I am not brave enough to find out if cat feet do too. I value my face.|
|Dawn's paws look so soft and gentle, as they pour off the edge of the counter.|
|Sometimes a paw is tucked underneath a cat for safekeeping.|
|At other times, all paws disappear in what we call a full Meatloaf position. (For more about cat as Meatloaf, see my post on cat vocabulary.)|
|Athena often sleeps with her little kitty feet curled over her body.|
|Sometimes, you have to stretch those feet--and one or more get stuck in strange positions.|
|And sometimes, when you're asleep, you just let it hang out.|
|Paws do need maintenance, and as cats don't tend to like my version of a feline manicure, they need to find better places to have their nails done. Like a scratching post built into a cat tree.|
|Athena shows off her very pointy paws in an elegant Window Stretch.|
|Cat paws are great for grabbing at Things. Even if those Things aren't there. They Might Have Been.|
|Sometimes another paw is The Thing to paw at. Particularly if it's Inside a Box. Those paws must be Dealt With.|
|Cat feet also make good boxing gloves. Until I had feline companions, I had no idea that there's a thudding sound when cats hit each other. Talk about smackdown!|
|And, of course, paws are useful when you want to send a text message. Though I wouldn't recommend texting after drinking.|