I’m reading 『魔女の宅急便2キキと新しい魔法』. There’s a sentence about Kiki (a witch who’s the main character of this book) and Jiji (Kiki’s cat who can talk with her) saying:


I’m not sure what this phrase means, between

A: Jiji walking around the floor with worried face.


B: Jiji walking around Kiki’s legs (and letting his body touch her legs) with worried face.

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It is A. For example, this dictionary entry has 足の周辺 (足元/足下 are the same). So Jiji is walking restlessly near her feet, not necessarily sticking to them.

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    Jun 18 at 14:44

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