Posted by R. Berg on April 18, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Pussy footing posted by ESC on April 18, 2007
: : Greetings to all. I have tried to find an accepted definition and origin of the term "pussy footing (around)". I cannot find any references to the term itself so of course there is no offering of it's origin. Can anyone out there help?
: I have three cats. Cats, if they choose to, can walk gingerly and carefully around breakables, etc.
Cats don't weigh much (except for that magical ability of theirs by which they increase their weight tenfold when you try to pick them up to take to the vet), and they have soft feet, the lower surface being fleshy pads and fur when claws are retracted. Consequently, they can walk silently - advantageous for sneaking up on prey. ~rb