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burying face?

post #1 of 13
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when i pick Isis up and put her on my lap, she just buries her face in my elbow/side and just doesn't move. Why does she do that? It does help after i give her meds i can just hold her a bit and calm her down if it's been a difficult med day but she does it anytime i give her her meds.
post #2 of 13
Callie does this when I take her to the vet. I think it's her way of "hiding" from him! LOL Other than that, I have no idea why kitties do this.

Stephanie
post #3 of 13
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that could be..like kids covering their eyes and they think you can't see them.
post #4 of 13
Sophie does that with me and i don't know if it's a comfort thing because she purrs up a storm when she does it
post #5 of 13
Kolohe, Tiggy and Eric have done that when they are being affectionate. Eric sometimes will bury his head in my armpit. I wonder if it smells good?
post #6 of 13
I think it is a gesture of affection. Gizmo does not do it often but she is usually very comfortable and purry when she does this. She likes my underarm when we are in bed (and I HOPE it smells good!)
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Sophie does that with me and i don't know if it's a comfort thing because she purrs up a storm when she does it
So does Reilly, it's so cute when he does it
post #8 of 13
Gizzy has her face buried in her own arms while she sits on my lap. I think it is meant to keep her nose warm.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Rosey View Post
when i pick Isis up and put her on my lap, she just buries her face in my elbow/side and just doesn't move. Why does she do that? It does help after i give her meds i can just hold her a bit and calm her down if it's been a difficult med day but she does it anytime i give her her meds.
She wants down. Mine does that too, and it means she is annoyed and definitely doesn't want to be on your lap or being held. You'll notice if you give them a chance they get down right away. At least with Zissou, if she's hiding her face, she's invariably being forced to do something she doesn't want to. Maybe other cats are different, especially if they purr and do it, but that's true for mine.
post #10 of 13
My RB Babygirl, used to nudge my hand with her nose, for me to put my hand over her face. She would sit there and purr, with my hand cupping her face until she fell asleep
post #11 of 13
I think it is the most emphatic way a cat can let you know that she/he trusts you with all their hearts.

They are buried in your arms, smelling your scent and trusting you to watch over them as they are not listening for anything, or being on alert. My PeePee Pete does this when he needs comforting. (which has been needed a lot lately)
post #12 of 13
I think that having their head tucked under your arm (Radar does this too when he choses to sit on my lap) reminds them of when they were babies all dozing happily at mum's tummy, all warm and with their bellies full - right packed in close together and with their little faces nestled in her tummy fur.
post #13 of 13
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well, i wondered what the real reason is but i don't mind it, it's quiet time and like i said, it does help me calm her down. I always have to grab her on the fly, her hidey hole is not the easiest to get to!
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