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Cats have a wealth of wisdom and intelligence. You can often compare a cat to a human, and you see a close parallel in what each species does, why they do it, and their behaviors. Male cats love other male cats differently than a male human loves another male human, yet they are much the same. A human male invites other males to their men’s cave for game night and snacks, shakes hands vigorously, knocks…

I have been in cat rescue and cat care for over 30 years. I have no degree in the cat arena. All I can offer you is my thoughts, experience, and common sense when living with cats and their many behaviors over so many years. And yes, people have referred to me as “The Crazy Cat Lady.” While some cat owners agree that cats are a big question mark, others agree that cats are the…

It’s natural for cats to groom themselves, including licking their tail. However, some cats seem to groom themselves excessively, which is known as overgrooming. Overgrooming can be caused by a behavioral issue or a medical one. If your cat is licking their tail excessively, you’ll need to determine the cause. Then you can move towards finding a helpful solution. Why does my cat keep licking his tail? Does it seem that your cat is licking their…

I had a few cats who enjoyed licking other cats and humans. I had other cats who were not lickers except when it came time to bathe themselves and groom their fur. Over the last several years, 30 years to be exact. I have rescued cats. I never had any cats in my home that were not well-behaved and licked themselves clean every day. All seemed comfortable and appreciative of having a cozy, warm home…

Cats do not have the same sense of propriety that people do. They perform the necessary grooming anywhere and in front of anyone, often to their owners’ dismay. You’ve probably seen your cat licking their butt, and wondered why they do so. There’s actually an interesting explanation for this embarrassing behavior. Why do cats lick their bums? No, your cat doesn’t lick their bum just to embarrass you, although it can certainly feel that way…

Bringing a new kitten into the house can be a blessing and a curse. Some cats instantly love a new kitten, while others can take some time to adapt. Your older cat licking the new addition is a positive sign. It shows that they care for the new kitten. Why does my cat lick my new kitten? There are many reasons your cat may lick your new kitten. In fact, cats of all ages groom…

If your cat has been licking your other cat a lot, this post will show you likely reasons why and what to do about it. So, why does my cat lick my other cat? The most likely reason why your cat licks your other cat is that your cat is grooming your other cat, naturally, in the hopes that your other cat will help groom it back. There are actually a number of possible causes…

If your cat has been licking the floor a lot, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about them. So, why does my cat lick the floor? It is likely that your cat licks the floor because it likes the taste of the floor and the feeling on its tongue. Other possible causes are illness, diet issues, thirst or compulsive behavior. Your cat might have been licking the floor…

If your cat has been licking the couch a lot, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about them. So, why does my cat lick the couch? The most likely reason why your cat licks the couch is that it likes the taste and feel on its tongue. Other possible causes are illness, a diet issue or compulsive behavior. There are actually a number of possible reasons why your…

This post will show you a number of possible reasons why your cat licks you when you scratch it and what you can do about them. So, why does my cat lick me when I scratch it? Likely reasons why your cat licks you when you scratch it are that it is showing you affection, it is grooming you, or that it likes how you taste. Your cat might actually lick you, when you scratch…