Why do people, even people who hate cats, have an obsession with cat paws?
Whenever people go to pet a cat, where do they invariably reach for first? The head? No. The tail? No. The belly? No.
They go for the paw. They stroke the top of it. They feel the pad of it. They squeeze it. They usually say something in a stupid high voice.
If you are a cat owner, you probably find yourself saying approximately 78 times a day, "Don't touch her paws. She doesn't like it." But people don't care. People are thinking, shut up, cat owner. I'm not here to listen to your jabbering. I hate cats anyways. I just want to squeeze the paw.
Look at this paw. Do you want to poke it?
Yes. You do.
Are you thinking to yourself, hey, you, Blogger. No one hates cats! That's not even possible!
It is possible. A lot of (stupid) people hate cats. This is because they believe the following suppositions:
1) Cats are antisocial and unfriendly.
2) Cats are untrainable.
3) Cats are not cuddly and you can't make them do what you want them to do.
4) Cats make 97.6% of the universe sneeze.
5) Cats are often obese.
Some of those assumptions are true, but those people are forgetting the following very important facts:
1) Cats use litterboxes.
2) Cats clean themselves.
3) Cats don't pant and drool.
4) Marisa's cat drinks beer. (Note: Marisa tries to discourage this habit.)
I could have used much more subjective reasons like 5) Cats have pride and dignity, 6) Cats are better than mangos, and 7) Cats are loyal and everything that is perfect in the world, but I thought I'd stick to the facts.
So in conclusion, cat paws are awesome. But stop grabbing them.
Now here are some pictures of Clay Matthews sacking people.