Mar 232020

Kids may SAY the darndest things…but I think cats DO the darndest things. Am I right?

Take Ernie for example. He’s always had an affinity for feet and shoes. He likes to sniff them. Strange, I know. But other day he took his fetish to a new level.

Ernie lying by the fire

I was standing there, watching him lie by the fireplace…enjoying the warmth of the fire. I managed to snap a few pics.

Ernie lying on my feet

But then he got up…walked over to me and laid down on my feet. Yes, those are my animal print slippers. I don’t know why he did this…he just has a thing for feet. It couldn’t have been that comfortable.

I stood there for about 5 minutes…he continued to lie there…never moved. And while I found it to be endearing, I had a feeling this could have gone on indefinitely. Finally, I bent over, gave him a belly rub and moved…much to his dismay.

What’s the darndest thing your cat does?

  44 Responses to “Cats Do the Darndest Things”

  1. My cat is addicted to “massages”. A few years ago my then boyfriend started giving him light slaps on the back, then heavy slaps. My cat became an addict to these weird massages. Even now he’ll jump on my lap and beg for being slapped on the back. He even purrs while I’m doing it.

  2. That is too cute. Bet those slippers were comfy. Besides, he just wanted Mom to stay put. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Awww…..that’s so sweet!! Raz likes to make biscuits in my neck. He purrs like crazy and drools. Cute but not at 3 am and when he needs a mani/pedi

    The Florida Furkids

  4. diego-san has the need to lick the handles of paper bags. this is fairly new. he’s always loved to lick plastic bags.

    theo’s entire existence is doing goofy stuff. no foot laying tho…

  5. Mama says that it is weird how I jump on the bed at nap time and insist that she rub my right ear inside and out and then the left one and then both jaws and throat until I say stop…which is about an hour later!! Love those ear rubs and they are very clean,

  6. Ernie and Angel Madi shared that foot fetish DNA.
    That fire looks very nice!!
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Both The PO’M and Sweetie like to push their faces into my armpits.
    I’d prefer foot fetishes instead, really….

  8. Awww that’s so cute guess Ernie wanted you to stay with him. Spike trays to sing along with me he opens his mouth copying me although nothing comes out. Guess we love our black beauties for ever more.x

  9. Mom says, she will have to think about what we do that is strange or unusual. Sawyer does like to nap and lie on Mom’s feet when she’s in bed. You were very nice to let Ernie occupy your feet for as long as you did! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  10. Aww that is so cute! Ernie the foot fetish! Goro likes to rub his face against my bare foot 🙂

  11. Right now Annabelle likes to bedevil her Big brother Jinx. She grabs him by the legs as he is running and he doesn’t like it. He runs away from her as quickly as he can complaining.


  13. So cute. When Teddy wants my attention he starts rubbing his face on my legs and he won’t quit until I get up and feed him.

  14. That is the cutest show of love! Stay well xo

  15. That is so sweet! My Lub Muffin used to lay on my feet when I came in the door from work – it was like he was saying, ‘pet me real good before you start rushing around getting dinner ready’.

  16. Ernie, you are just too cute. He was just getting into his comfort zone. When you moved, he probably was like couldn’t you stand there until my nap was over. Thanks for the pawsome share. Have a wonderful day.

  17. When I tap my feet, my Sassy always wants to have one or both back feet on the foot that I am tapping. She just stands there looking around.

  18. Awww, so adorable. We have a friend and her pup loves to lay on my feet.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

  19. Zorro does almost the same . He walks around and on the feet of our humans, and let himself litterally fall on them in the funniest way : he rubs his cheeks on one foot first, his butt in the air, and then rolls and falls. Purrs, Pixie

  20. Our Natasha stands on our feet so we can’t move. Does that count?

  21. Mew mew mew Miss Sue this iss Ernie’ss way of sayin yore his an hee LOVESS you alot!!!
    Mee doess sumthin weerd: Mee suckellss THE blanket on bed an makess biskitss with ALL FOUR PAWSS at THE same time…purrty kewl rite?? 😉
    **purrss** BellaDharma

  22. Too cute! Mudpie has recently started wrapping herself around the front of my neck in bed. It feels like I’m wearing a heavy fur stole backwards. I wonder if she’s trying to hold me down or suffocate me…

  23. He does look very comfy.

  24. Ernie does love all of you but he obviously has his favorites! Stay safe, healthy and virus-free.

  25. what a cutie! But strange indeed! Frodo has this think where he loves to try to rub against my face after I have gone for a run-sometimes he even tries to stick his head in my armpits! I think he LOVES sweat!

  26. I like to sit on mum whenever I can. I like to sleep with her too.

  27. MOL! My human says it’s weird that I like to play hairdresser with her. I don’t see what’s so weird about that – she messes with my fur during every photo shoot.

  28. You caught your tiger, didn’t you, Ernie…MOL…:D Pawkisses for a Peaceful Tuesday and Stay Happy Healthy and Yourselfie 🙂 <3

  29. That is sweet that he wanted to lie on your feet and it would work if you were sitting in a chair at the time……..standing gets old REAL QUICK but they don’t understand that I suppose. Teddy’s “thing” is liking his back scratched and he REALLY likes that a LOT. He gives me a nasty look if I stop scratching – oops!

    Hugs, Pam

  30. Ernie…I may come join you in front of the fire! That looks like a great place for a nap!

  31. Ernie is a sweetie. I give humans baths.

  32. That is so cute! Our angel cat Katie used to love to lie on slippers (without feet in them). Sometimes she’d even put her paws in where our toes would go!

  33. Aww, Ernie, we think that’s adorable! Our Angel Sammy used to lick my big toe. Go figure.

  34. You are n too funny and cute, Ernie!

    K like to lead my peeps through the den, to the places I think they need to go, namely my food dish, most of the time…even though I do not eat that much, MOL!

  35. We all have weerd habits. I won’t use the litter box if TBT is watching. Well, it seems odd… ~ Marley

  36. That would have been very hard to move, but Mom Paula says her back would take over and she’d have to sit down.

  37. Weird and endearing. Gotta love that kitty.

  38. I was taught by Herman to never let my paws touch the litter. I will balance on the edge and do my bizness. I also drink water by guzzling the water that is pouring out of the fountain, but I do not like drinking from the bowl. I bet Ernie thinks yoor foots smell wonderpurr. Just saying…

  39. We think this is such a sweet thing you did, Ernie! Was it your mom’s scent or those adorable slippers you liked so much? Tonks does a very similar sort of thing. She’ll rub and roll on my feet, and she’ll also wrap around my leg and spin on it, like my leg is a pole on which to dance. It’s cute, but also a bit uncomfortable. Purrs!

  40. That is too funny (and a little weird). MOL!

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