I bought new carpet slippers a month ago, and started wearing them this week. They are supposedly made of leather; they are comfortable and soft. I have noticed that the cats like them, and will sniff them and rub against them to some extent.
With Renn, that extent is considerably increased. He will lie by my feet and rub his big head against my new slippers. He moves this way and that, pushing the top of his head against them, the sides of his head, his brow and his nose. Whenever I sit down, I can count on one of the beasts interesting himself in my footwear and, if my big boy is near, I can count on having them forced back and forth, up and down, by his attentions.
I suspect that, once the novel smell, whatever it is, has worn off, this interest in my shoes will wane. Until then, however, I will have to be used to my slippers receiving rather more attention than I do - at least from Renn.