When you play with the cat, this is what happens:
Our cat does all this cute stuff! But any time I try to take a video or photo as proof, she gets more interested in the phone/camera than playing.
Just now, she played peek-a-boo with me from across the room, stalked her way under the kitchen table, then ran up and stood on her hind legs in front of me and put her paws on my hands (they were on my knees). She then made her chirpy noise and ran off with her tail up.
Our cat has long tufts of fur between her toes, to protect her from the snow (which never falls here, but was copious in her breed’s homelands). Because of these tufts of fur, when we’re playing and she tries to run on the kitchen tiles, her first few strides end up making her look like a little cartoon running in place before she can gain purchase and take off. It’s hilarious and adorable.
Freyja often gets her mouth on things she shouldn’t, like loose coins or milk jug rings. I have to chase her to get them back and it’s like a game to her. She’ll pick it up, run. Then drop it and repeat when I get close.
She was at it again just now, with something that looked a bit like a shard of glass. I chased her, got it out of her mouth and discovered …
… it was a bit of her own toenail.
Cat’s claws shed in “husks” as they get sharper, leaving large chunks of nail behind. This piece looks like she shed the whole outer layer of one nail in one go it’s so big. And she wanted to eat it.
(And yes, I checked her paws after finding it; her nails are all healthy and very sharp at the moment)