Pants' ears are moist. No–they are drenched. They are soaking wet. I wonder how they got so wet and realized The Precious was cleaning/licking/whatever Pants' ears. That's not water, that is KITTEN SPIT!
Also–to quote the dwarf, “that gum you like is coming back into style.” The Albertsons up here has a giant display case of Blackjack chewing gum–my favorite, but generally hard to find.