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Feline Friday – #19 – Bigfoot under my feet


frankie-paws-052215 For a little 9 lb (4 kg) cat, Frankie has these enormous paws. On his front feet he has an extra secondary paw (not just an extra claw) growing next to his primary paw.

He always wants to be wherever I am, doing whatever I am doing. So he is often right under my feet when I don’t know he is there. I have stepped on his big paws more times than I can count.

He lets out a blood curdling yowl that would be scary coming from a lion in the jungle, let alone this little house cat!

Perhaps I need to get him fitted with miniature work boots like the guys wear on construction sites to protect their feet! frankieEvery time this happens he runs off as fast as he can. Of course, I run after him in an attempt to pick him up and cuddle him to say sorry. But the faster I run after him, the faster he wants to run away from me. I don’t blame him!

This morning I managed to corner him on the upstairs landing. Yes, his eyes (a little out of focus) are pleading with me not to step on him again.

I put the camera down and we had a hug. Sorry, Frankie, in advance for all the times it will happen again… or, just don’t stand under my feet!

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

12 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #19 – Bigfoot under my feet

  1. Poor kitty! They do like to be right under your feet, don’t they?


  2. Sasquatch Frankie underfoot. Yikes, Ros. His stompers are bigger than mine, I do think.


    • On a ratio basis, I would hate to see the human with feet as big as Frankie’s … but imagine what it would be like having an extra tiny foot growing next to your regular foot!


      • And trying to buy shoes, Ros. Oy. I think Frankie’s feet serve him some purpose, though. Jumping and balance, perhaps?


      • Unfortunately, it seems his extra big feet make him extra clumsy and I’m always fearful when he is in precarious situations…. he’s had a few falls.


  3. Wow! Those are some big feet, Roslyn! Good thing you’ve got that new wide lens. 🙂


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