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Cats and Shoes

What is it about my shoes that my cat, Molly, finds irresistible?

Whenever I kick them off, Molly seems to sense this is happening, no matter where she is in the house. She immediately comes running to the footwear, curls up on them and goes to sleep.

Sometimes she sticks her entire face in there before nodding off!

Her kitty siblings have never done this. To them a shoe is a shoe is a shoe.

But for Molly, it beckons to her with such force she seems unable to do anything except succumb to their siren call.

For the record, the shoes are innocent bystanders in this strange dance. They have done absolutely nothing to encourage Molly’s behavior – at least as far as I can tell.

Many years ago, I shared my life with a dog who had a similar interest in my footwear.

During the night, Phoebe would often round up my shoes and pile them in the living room. There they would all be, waiting to greet me every morning when I came downstairs

But for Molly, moving them is not necessary.

The ecstasy of plopping on top of them and taking in their…umm…fragrance is all she needs. Is this true love…or just something about my feet?


Chris Davis

Lighthearted Press

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posted on March 9, 2011 Reply

Oh that is too funny! We have a tuxedo cat too – Ben. And he does this very thing with our shoes! He prefers my husband’s, but mine will work in a pinch! 🙂

Chris Davis
posted on March 9, 2011 Reply

Tammy, Ben must be a delight. I’d wonder if this was a tuxedo kitty thing, but I’ve heard from too many people with a wide variety of kitties who do the same thing!

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