Hi! Thank you to everyone fur their good thoughts. My ears aren't better yet, but hopefully soon. Mommy is being purry nice about not using the flashy thing on me while I feel sick, so I thought I'd use some still recent photos to let you know more about me.
I scratch. Yup, I'm a scratcher. Not always, but when I'm stressed, or sick. Mommy and daddy won't declaw me, but they can't have me tearing things up, so when things get stressful, and I start scratching, mommy and daddy put soft paws on me. This way I can't do damage. Why are they colored? Mommy thinks it is "cute." This time of year, they are orange for the Bengals and for Autumn. They change colors with holidays and seasons so stay tuned.
Now if your mommy also thinks it is "cute" to put colored soft paws on you, especially if you are a boy, the appropriate thing to do is to work on getting those things off. Do this when your beans aren't around. But, and this is important, when you do get the little booger off, you need to let them know. The best thing to do is to leave it in a purry visible spot. Mine is the former foam exercise mat, that quickly became my scratchy mat. It is in the middle of the floor and it is big the soft paw is easily seen. How cool is this? The little piece of claw you see is the typical sheaded claw that comes off when we groom our claws.