Re: Burnt paws
Is there any way you can get a look at his paws? My parent's cat did this when I was growing up. She hid for 3 days, but recovered fine with no need for vet care. However, she barely touched the stove -- if I hadn't been looking at her at the time we never would have known what happened. I didn't know cats could levitate! So, her paws LOOKED ok and clearly the burns weren't that bad.
Farrah had gotten accustomed to jumping on the (cool) wood stove to get to the mantel to knock things over. FWIW, after that one incident she never went near the wood stove again, even when it was cool. One trial learning!