Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: southeast Kansas, USA
As far as kneading and nursing, three of four of my white kitties does this, and all are males. (Happy Cat, Snow Plough, and Foxy.) When I first adopted Foxy from our local shelter, he used to nurse my earlobes in the middle of the night. I have finally broke him of that behavior, but Snow Plough still nurses the covers next to me in bed. Happy Cat, nurses my shirt while in my lap. In fact, I have never seen a female cat behave is such a manner. Could it be that licking her paw is a female cat's way of satisfying the nursing need?