I am happy to be able to tell you that my paws are not quite as sore as they were a few days ago. This is because I have been licking them less. What persuaded me to ease off a bit was the parcel that one of the 2-foots brought home the other day, which contained some yucky stuff and some finger bandage. I thought to myself "Cedric! they are NOT putting that on you", so I'm making sure that they don't have an excuse.