Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mischievous Kitty Gets Heatproof Boots To Protect His Paws In The Kitchen

If I didn't know better, I'd think this was a late April Fools' Day joke, but a UK-based food takeout delivery company recently commissioned a futuristic pair of protective booties for a cat named Mischief, who has a history of burning himself on the stove.

In honor of National Pet Month, Just Eat commissioned the one-of-a-kind pair of shoes (not to be confused with "Kitten Mittons"), after the cat's owner complained about his antics on their Facebook page. The yellow and red heatproof hooves were custom made to fit Mischief's tiny paws, and stay attached with velcro.

His dutiful owner, Jackie Cable, told Metro that although the cat means the world to her, he makes cooking a "nightmare" because he's always getting underfoot. The 3-year-old has reportedly burned his paw pads on the stove at least three times in the past, with one incident even requiring veterinary care.

While it's anyone's guess if the shoes will actually work, Cable remains optimistic. "I can relax in the kitchen when I’m cooking now and I don’t have to keep looking over my shoulder to check on him," she says.

View more pics of the crazy contraptions over at The Sun.




Leyla Virani said...

my cat tubby is always hanging around the stove at night! hahaha! it's so weird!!

meowmeowmans said...

Well, now she just has to make sure Mischief doesn't decide to sit down on the stove!

Catsparella said...

@meowmeowmans LOL!! He'll need a whole protective suit!

Lippy McGirk said...

My Siamese kitty, Ping, jumped up on the gas stove and somehow turned it on. Fortunately my husband woke up and turned it off. I can completely understand putting protective boots on the cat!

katsrus said...

I think the kitty might need a whole suit too.
Sue B

Kristina said...

Well, I've seen just about everything now. LOL! My kitty does not need to know such things would just encourage her more to defy house rules. :)

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