Kip has decided that it's a good idea to lick one of the pads on his right foot until it's raw and bleeding. To his surprise, we do not support that decision. As a deterrent, we are taping a white tube sock to the foot with blue painter's tape. (The tape is on the sock, not on his fur; we're not purposely mean to him - no matter what he tells you.) It is quite a sight. Even better is the Ziploc bag we tape around the sock to protect it when he goes outside. He is clearly thrilled with this situation.