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Licking forehead and cheeks..cat translation?

post #1 of 11
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This is just an out of curiosity question. I was laying down on the bed earlier and Pong was laying beside me when he leaned over and licked my forehead a few times and my upper cheeks. Does this have any meaning in the world of cats. Was he trying to groom me? If so why? Does he see me as a big cat that walks funny?
post #2 of 11
That would be my guess ; you are in the kitty pack . In addition, I notice my cats do that with each other when they want the others to groom them LOL- a few half-hearted licks and they they offer their heads for a full session, LOL.
post #3 of 11
Grooming and affection.
At least your Pong gave you nice subtle kisses.

Care to make a guess at what a wet nose and slobbery mouth in the ear means?
post #4 of 11
it means you taste good!

seriously not sure, I think its grooming tho, my parents cat used to do it to me too.
post #5 of 11
And sometimes it could be that it's warm, we're slightly damp and taste salty!
post #6 of 11
I usually think of it this way: lick my head, arm, leg, ear, hair = grooming/bonding

Lick my fingers= something good for dinner
post #7 of 11
Oreo has a lick fetish. She constantly "bathes" us. It doesn't matter if it is our forehead or hair or any-other part. She does it when she is relaxed and feeling good...which seems to be a lot
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
Care to make a guess at what a wet nose and slobbery mouth in the ear means?
Maybe a subtle hint to get the q-tips out
post #9 of 11
When I get home after having been at work I pick Nikita up to say hi and cuddle her abit and she'll lick my forehead a few times. Then I put her down.

We do this every day when I work. I don't really know what it means but it's nice
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by BarbB View Post
That would be my guess ; you are in the kitty pack . In addition, I notice my cats do that with each other when they want the others to groom them LOL- a few half-hearted licks and they they offer their heads for a full session, LOL.
That's what Cindy does with Swanie! I always say she's priming the pump.
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Originally Posted by My cat Mellow View Post
it means you taste good!
It could be this. There are certain lotions I put on my face and Lucy licks me like a lollipop. Most of the time, she just ignores me.
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