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Thought For The Day

A cat does not know what glass is or that it cuts your feet if you tread on it. So how come my cats have never once come in with cut paws from treading on glass even though we live next door to a building site?

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  1. 1) They don’t weigh that much, therefore not so much pressure on the glass. Have you ever watched small kids running across pebbles without hurting themselves? Same thing.

    2) They have four legs, hence even less pressure per paw.

    3) They still have four legs, hence they don’t put all their weight onto one paw straight away. If they start to put a foot down and it’s something sharp, they can lift it back up again pretty quickly. As opposed to us, falling forward with our entire body weight on one foot.

    4) Less distance from paw to brain = less distance for the pain signal to travel = quicker response time = picking the paw up before it’s put all the way down. As opposed to the human couple of seconds wait to work out something hurts.

    5) Cats don’t bleed quite so much as we do, they might cut themselves and you wouldn’t notice. I’ve seen a cat lacerated in a fight and carry on as normal, despite needing a fuck load of stitches.

    6) Are you sure they haven’t stepped on anything? Have you checked their paws every time they come into the house? Or just glanced at them occasionally when it’s crossed your mind.

    7) I made all of the above reasons up – but they seem quite feasible to me.

  2. …cats paws are incredibly hard-wearing- like DM’s. (Doc Martens not Dangermouse- anathema to the cat fraternity- heroic mice indeed! We’ll have heroice flying mice next!)

    If you’ve got white floors you soon know when yer cat’s cut a paw… quite a heartreaking sight to see the red pawprints across the floor… but cats being smarter than humans really know how to milk the sympathy and know we’ll fall for it every single time!

    Now, what I really don’t get is why cats don’t walk into glass… birds do, that’s why cats get to eat them! 😉 (Aren’t I mean?)

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