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Cats love walking on computer keyboards, newspapers and whatever else we happen to be reading or working on. While Erik Kwakkel, a Medieval book historian at the University of Dubrovnik was working a Medieval manuscript he came across the telltale signs of paw prints. The scribe wrote in the margin, cursing the cat who left its mark by ink and pee. What intrigues me is: what was a cat doing in the monastery? This was during the Witch Hunt, when cats were thought to be in league with the devil.
The only paw prints my cats have left lately are in the snow. What a difference two years make. Former feral Domino still loves his snow time but now his thick coat is sleek and healthy.
Odin, who must have been a Malamute in his past life, goes out in any temperature, seen here gleefully chasing Gris Gris who hates the cold.
Merlin, Odin and Domino enjoying some winter sunbathing.
Merlin hates the cold but stubbornly insists on a little outdoor whiff if only for two minutes. Here we are enjoying rare, moment warm enough to sunbathe on the porch patiently waiting for spring. Well maybe not so patiently.
If your pets go outdoors on snow or icy surfaces, please do not use rock salt or ice melters. They contain chemicals and are harsh on delicate paws. Use sand or a safe ice melter like Safe Paw If paws get dry and cracked, use a natural pet balm or make your own using almond oil, calendula, coconut oil or shea butter. I use organic coconut oil on Odin which is solid like a butter balm at room temperature. He loves having his toe pads massaged. What a life!
Do your cats leave paw prints in unexpected places?