Just like the people who ignore hand washing, this cat's humans are ignoring the fact that the cat will lick its paws, and therefore could be at risk of getting sick from whatever toxic crap might be on the street (in general; I've no idea if cats are susceptible to this). Canada is repatriating our people from the cruise ship, and even though they've almost served out the 2 weeks' quarantine on the ship, they'll have to do another 2 weeks once they return to Canada. A couple of them were interviewed on the news this morning, and while they're relieved to come home, they're upset about being confined for another two weeks. Between this and the native blockade of the train tracks that is doing a damn good job of bringing significant sections of our economy to a screeching halt, Canada isn't having the peachiest time lately. Even the Reformacon leadership race is an afterthought on the news.