Cat underfoot - what do you do to keep them out?
Hey everyone! Long time reader, infrequent poster to this forum. I have a 16 year old cat (mixed) who has been stepped on a million times in his long life. He's winding around my feet while in the kitchen and will usually stay out with a couple squirts of the water bottle. This weekend, he was hounding for some chicken, didn't listen to the water bottle and got underfoot. The step was committed and I couldn't avoid him. His front paw got squished and he was limping (pretty bad). A trip to the vet confirmed nothing more than a squashed foot (*whew*).
I'd like to find out how you all keep your beloved fur babies out from under your feet. I need some new ideas! He is my little boy and has to be near me, which is why he gets underfoot!