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?
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