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.
Ernie does that with my running shoes. I suppose he's intrigued by the assortment of outdoor smells the soles pick up.ReplyDelete
Like Ernie and Renn, my Alex seems to be fascinated by my shoes. He prefers them to the numerous cat beds I have in my apartment. Look at all the money I could have saved on cat beds - Who knew?ReplyDelete
They say the break in time for new shoes is a few weeks. HopefullyReplyDelete
the break in time is going to continue to be entertaining and quite
within your grasp. And to think, each cat leaving his or her scent
and then the next checking it out.
LOL! Saku likes to rub against shoes as well, but he doesn't care whether they are old or new. And shoes of any guests always get the treatment.ReplyDelete
At least you'll know where Renn is.....underfoot!
Take care and sta well!
tuna does this; then lays on the top on my foot and takes a nap !!ReplyDelete
They might like them for a long time yet, we would!ReplyDelete
Tux loved DH's slippers too. He would lay on top of them whenever he could... It's funny how some cats are intrigued by certain things whereas others pay no mind.ReplyDelete
He has them so thoroughly scent-marked that they are his now !ReplyDelete
"If you love my slippers, then you love me!"ReplyDelete
Isn't that just like, "To know me is to love me"?
That put a smile on my face. 🙂ReplyDelete
Nicki went nuts over some wool socks I bought once; it was highly entertaining to watch him. I expect it's entertaining to watch Renn!
I LOVED reading and seeing this. Renn, my boy, you go for it. Dad, I love your attitude.ReplyDelete
Apparently the perfume and chemicalsReplyDelete
in the tanning process gives off quite
an aroma..cats and dogs can become quite
intoxicated by it...!
Lovely to see..! :).
He is loving those slippers!ReplyDelete
We had a cat long ago who was the same. He was originally my father in law's cat and when he died he decided he didn't want to stay with my mother in law and all her other cats. He walked the short distance from the farmhouse to our bungalow and told us he was moving in. He was always a man's cat and loved Ivor. Anyway, I digress. He adored shoes, any shoes as long as it was a man wearing them. Any visitors to the door got the treatment too. He tolerated me and our other cat, but felt we were intruders in his and Ivor's home.
Just a little chuckle...ReplyDelete
We have had the odd leather item seeming of high interest also. Not sure if it is... well whatever it is interestingReplyDelete
When is beautiful and I really like your new slippers and it enjoyed hearing the story. Thank you for your comments about our big boy passingReplyDelete
When I was a teenager (so long ago) I begged my parents for deerskin slippers from a place in New England. I loved them. So did our cat. She would sniff and roll on them forever. I had to keep them in a dresser drawer when I wasn't wearing them!ReplyDelete
The aroma for the cat must have been strong from the slippers. Mine's smell is already wearing off, which probably reflects their quality!Delete