Maia bit her lip before asking - she didn't like to make people feel uncomfortable in their own skin, and he'd just flattered her until she was rosy. "You're the first Catman I've ever seen... If you wouldn't mind me asking, what do your ears and tail feel like? Are they softer than your own hair?"
She found herself leaning against the nearest thing and clawing at her braid. Her red hair seemed to glisten golden in the light. "And, if you don't mind, I'd like to feel them myself, as well." Her manners were very good in awkward situations like this, mostly because she'd rather avoid such an intrusion.