Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
Hammie did that when he was a kitten (adopted at 12 wks). He quit after a few weeks though; he had a better place to sleep (curled up next to Zorro, his new best friend).
I thought it was SO sweet. He liked to lay right on the crook of my underarm and curl his head into my neck. Only problem was, he'd reach out in the middle of the night and feel my nose (to feel me breathing, I am guessing???) and unsheathe his claws on me!!!! He was trying to be sweet but owwie! Nose pain!!!
hehe! yup, that's what would happen to me too, only worse. if i woke up and moved suddenly, sweet little kitty would not only unsheathe her claws on me, but her teeth too sometimes! ouch!!!! that's pretty scary when they're right on your neck and near your face! it's funny, but then again not. after some time (actually about 4 months) she finally felt secure enough and starting sleeping away from me. i miss her "cuddling" in a way since, but i know that wasn't normal. she's a happy, secure cat now. occassionally she still will jump up on my chest while i'm sleeping, but now it really is just "affection", not insecurity, and i don't worry about possibly losing an eye if i happen to move suddenly... :-) i agree with the poster who mentioned it may have to do with been weened too soon also.....