Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What's in that shoe?

Saturday night, our friends Fiona and David came over for dinner. At their house, everyone takes off their shoes at the door and even though we tell them they don’t need to do that at our place, they do anyway. That night, I mentioned that given the condition of the floors (aka bare crumbly concrete) they might want to reconsider, but they were both more comfy wandering around in their socks.

After dinner, we all noticed that Wally and Eddie were inordinately interested in David’s shoes. By inordinately interested, I mean that both of them took turns shoving their little heads as far in his shoes as possible and using their front paws to pull themselves in even further. I have no idea what they smelled—David seems like a perfectly ordinary man and I can’t imagine he sprinkles cat nip in his boots. But the boys could not pull themselves away from his shoes.

Of course, every time we tried to get a photo or a video, they both immediately stopped what they were doing and walked away. So this picture is all I’ve got. Just imagine, though, two cats absolutely obsessing on those shoes as though they were precious treasures.


6 comments:

Jeanne said...

This made me laugh so hard. A friend of my daughter's has a cat who she says does this, but the cat has never done it when I'm at her house. I spent the last visit chasing her cat around with my shoe a little bit (just to be obnoxious) and the entire last year teasing her about why she makes up stories about the cat putting her head in visitors' shoes.

kittiesx3 said...

Point her this way so she knows she's not alone. Chloe showed zero interest in either the shoes or the visitors; the boys were a different story.

lemming said...

Fritz has been known to stalk and then investigate shoes - very odd.

kittiesx3 said...

I sort of expect that with dogs, what with their exceptional sense of smell. The cats surprised me.

Joybells said...

My father-in-law's cat routinely sleeps while lying on top of my FIL's shoe, with his (the cat's) head stuffed as far inside the shoe as he can get it. Maybe it's the cat equivalent of an opium den.

Carolyn said...

How funny! Cats really do provide endless entertainment, don't they?
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