If you’ve been following long, you might know that we’re in the middle of a painfully long, oh, I guess we can call it remodel, more like a fix up, but whatever. Anyway, we’ve been without carpet in the livingroom for several weeks now.
This has had an unexpected effect on sweet soft kitty paw pads! They’re little feet are getting all rough and dusty looking. I noticed it today when Leo was trying to get comfortable on my neck and kicked me in the face. Now, he’s not real crazy about having his paws played with. The back ones especially. I can play with his extra toed front feet if he’s in a good mood. With the back feet I have to wait until he’s asleep to tease them.
Not that he’s mean about it. I mean when you do something Star doesn’t like, she’ll bite or slash and you KNOW you’ve done something wrong. Leo on the other hand, when he gets fussy about something, he grabs with the front paws and pushing with the back ones. Not bunny kicking, because he’s not kicking really, he’s just shoving.
Either that or he does his other thing. He opens his mouth and lunges! ...And smacks your hand with his teeth. No bites, just kinda beats you with his face. Yes, my boy is odd..
Anyway, back to their paw pads. After Leo finished kicking me in the chin, turning around and sneezing tuna breath in my face then deciding that I must be irritating him, he took off. So I tracked down Star and checked her paw pads. Yup, they’re rough too. Of course, checking hers got me more than a kick and a sneeze. I’ve got the red marks to prove it!
Boy do I hope the carpet comes in soon so they can soften back up! If I’m gonna get punished for teasing toes, I’d like them to be softy toes!
What is this flavor...
Ah, I remember. Mommy Skin..
Great, now I have to do a deeper clean.
And these pads are rough on my tongue!
Paw pads as rough as a dogs....