Cats are well known for being lithe, nimble, agile hunters. They can jump incredibly high, or fall from a great height and land on their feet. They walk along the slimmest fences, climb the highest trees, even sleep on top of doors (HOW did they get UP there!?). I suppose sometimes they get stuck in trees, or don’t make a jump, or accidentally roll off whatever they’re sleeping on…but whatever, they are still mostly good at not being super clumsy.
However, there are a few things that are the nemesis to a cat’s gracefulness, and one of those things are socks. Or booties, basically anything you can put on a cat’s feet. They immediately cannot walk properly and overcompensate for the weight of the socks by high-stepping around. It is pretty much the funniest thing ever.
If you have socks for your kitty, maybe don’t make it wear them for too long, as they aren’t the biggest fan of socks and booties. Possibly refrain from putting them on your cat for extended periods of time, unless you’re walking it on a leash outside and its feet need protecting.
Despite their hatred of it, sometimes people DO put socks on their cats, and take hilarious videos of how they react. We found this video compilation of cats with socks on walking like weirdos for your viewing pleasure!