Mr. Caesar not only has very sensitive paws, but his tummy also is off limits. That’s too bad because it’s super soft and sports the most adorable leopard-like spots (in contrast to all his pretty stripes elsewhere on his coat).
He’ll have his paws out dangling and catching a breeze when the human walks by. As soon as the human approaches, he tucks those adorable paws under his chest so they can’t be petted or kissed. When the human persists and manages to sneak a pet on paws or tummy, that often leads to corporal punishment, Caesar style: he taps the human 3x very fast (no claws), then he makes a huffing sound and turns to walk away.
An emperor must maintain his dignity. He cannot be expected to tolerate unwanted advances from his subjects.
On the other hand, getting hit by those adorable paws makes them even more irresistible to the silly human.
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