When my cat was a baby, she used to get poop on her paws almost every time she used the litter box, so my fiance and I would take her to the bathroom and wash her paws. Eventually she stopped doing it but since then we had to give her away (family member has allergies, but we're getting her back when we get our own place), and my fiance's best friend has her. He told us recently that almost every time she goes to the litter box, she'll go right to her water bowl, dip her paws, and then lick them clean. Is it possible she's actually washing her paws because she remembers us doing it for her? I think it's just precious!