UPDATE 6:00 pm PDT 5/18/07: Mom and Dad have been watching me all day, and Dad looked at my paw under his magnifying glasses. My inner paw pad is a bit red, it seems to have taken the brunt of the burn. But it doesn't look too bad, and is not blistering. I'm walking fine, but when I run, I limp a bit. Dad said as long as it keeps looking that good, I don't need to go to the V-E-T! But he reserves the right to change his mind tomorrow.
Thanks for all of your kind words and purrs! They really worked!
Owwww....my left paw (the one on top) is really hurty...I know I shouldn't have jumped up on the smooth top electric range. Mom had yelled at me for doing that before. But I didn't know she had just turned it off after boiling water to make some humming bird food. She was over on the other side of the kitchen watering her plants, when I jumped up on the range, then basically fell off trying to get off it so fast! I ran as fast as I could into the family room, then stopped to lick my paw. Mom ran over and tried to look, but I cried and meowed. So she got a bowl of water and soaked my paw in it, although I wouldn't let her keep it in there too long. Dad picked me up and cuddled me on my back, so both he and Mom could get a better look at my paw. There was no obvious damage, but I was clearly favoring it a bit. But now, some hours later, it doesn't seem to be bothering me too much, although I keep licking it. Mom and Dad are going to watch me closely over the weekend, and if it blisters, Dad will take me to the V-E-T on Monday. So purr for me that I don't need to go!
I don't think I'll be jumping up on the range any time soon.....