Aha! Today it has been suitably warm enough for me to at last remove my socks! I have been able to put my summery pumps on, which has felt great!
Being able to discard winter slippers and opt for bare feet in the house also feels great, however, Bubbles seems to think I am inviting her to play a new (rather painful) game of "pounce on the feet"; batting or swiping playfully at my feet whenever they move past her.
Maybe my toes look like wiggly worms?