I like shoes, but don't spend much on them. Even my wedding shoes were flip flops.
Well... they were satin with rhinestones.
I made the mistake of "teaching" Oliver to scratch my shoes when I came home from work when he was a kitten. At the time, I worked construction and my shoes were beat anyways. I thought it was cute and funny.
Now he thinks its a greeting.
I tell everyone to watch out, but Oliver is a gentleman anyways and won't do it if he's asked not to. He also won't scratch slippers, sandals, or flip-flops.