I was just looking at a cat and he looked all spiffy. Anyway, he walks around, hops up and down off the furniture then he finds a nice place in the sun and starts to lick (clean) his paws and the rest of himself.
How does a cat determain he’s dirty? I can see if he steps in mud, he’d know, but like this guy, looked pretty clean already. Or do they just do it as daily routine and I caught him doing his routine cleaning.
(PS Not part of the question but don’t you hate it when you pet a cat and it immediately starts to clean himself, like he’s offended you touched him)