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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-20-2006, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why is it when a Cat comes to sit on your lap, they insist on sticking their bums in your face!?! If im lying down, Smudge does this! not only that she settles down and starts hitting me in the face with her tail, WHILE i'm stroking her and she is purring......Or is this just Smudge?

OKAY yeah I know its stupid question, but i'm actually interested on your theories on this......
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-20-2006, 01:32 PM
 
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lol can't say I've had issues with my cats doing this I can see how it be annoying, though
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My kitty doesn't sit on laps but when I go to stroke him he always sticks his bum in my face, I have no idea why but it's not pleasant!!


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One of my cats always does this to me but never to anyone else, another of my cats does it about once a week and the other never does it... I really have no idea why they'd do it, but then again, I've never really thought about it.
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Seems like all cats have that butt-in-the-air mechanism when you pet near their tail. Lol, I'd really like to know if there was some biological reason behind that.
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I think it's a mating reflex, atleast with the girls.
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And now that I think about it, I've never noticed either of my boys do that...
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I've only ever had male cats and all of them have done it, to different degrees. Hmmm...
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Our male cat was the worst at it... my cat does it once in a while. If you watch they will do it to other cats too actually. I knwo that rubbing can be a way of marking territory maybe its related...


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Millie does that all the time, but her favorite thing to do is to try to knead my head while she wraps her body around my neck! She positions herself so that her belly is over my mouth when i'm trying to be on the computer or when i'm sleeping. I'm always having to push her away. I have no idea why she does it though.
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Seems like all cats have that butt-in-the-air mechanism when you pet near their tail. Lol, I'd really like to know if there was some biological reason behind that.
That's what I think, too. All my cats will do that if I pet them near their tails.

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mine does that to, I have no idea why...my daughter says its so we can sniff it like out in the wild, to let us know who she is and and that info lol and its the submisive...shes 11 and apparently thought it out lol

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kneading I have read is a cat reverting back to kittenhood of sorts... that they do it like they once kneaded their mother's stomach to get more milk. Also, they probably do it to make spaces more comfy. move the blanket around.

I think she may choose your head or face for whatever reason. Dominance... perhaps she understands being face to face to be more intimately close with you or something.


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[quote=Keritsubo]kneading I have read is a cat reverting back to kittenhood of sorts... that they do it like they once kneaded their mother's stomach to get more milk. Also, they probably do it to make spaces more comfy. move the blanket around. [quote]

Smudge does that to me! At night time when i'm in bed, she'll curl up and start kneading my stomach and sooking on the blanket till she falls sleep.

Also why is it when your reading the paper, they'll come and sit either on the paper your reading, if the paper is layed out on summit or if your holding, thats when they decide i want attention and climb into your lap? thus getting in the way......every single cat i've had has done this to me!
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oh that... that I think is simply a bitof a territorial thing.The newspaper is in your lap... its taking up your attention. Thus, it must be taken down!! My cat lays on books homework, news papers and my laptop. She doesn't do it as often. My laptop imparticular was of interest I think cause again... its in my lap and its warm. I think she's especially fond of it for radiating heat.


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