Yes, Mom, I know I shouldn't go outside without shoes in the middle of winter. I was out there less than 30 seconds.
Any cat lover knows that cats are drawn to change. Clear off a bookcase's shelf, and the cat will jump on the empty shelf. Move the bookcase, and the cat will sit in the empty spot. Put a closed box or bin in the middle of the floor, and the cat will jump on it. An open box or bin is even better - the cat will jump in it. Put a sweater on a bed, and that's the only place the cat wants to sleep. If you've cleared off your desk but have just one pile of papers left, that's where the cat lies down.
Clinchfield is no exception. Steve put on his long underwear and flung his jeans out to put on, and Clinch instantly noticed the change and took action:
"Don't go outside! It's cold and yucky out there!"
"Mama, keep Papa inside!"
Clinch wouldn't budge, so Steve had to pull the jeans off of the floor so he could get dressed.
Now poor Steve is outside shoveling. He tried using the snowblower, but it didn't sound like it was going too well. There must be too much ice. I hope it doesn't start snowing again!