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Old 11-04-2004, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My cats rubs up against everything!?!?

I just got a 2 1/2 yr old female cat.. SHe rubs up against everything, the same way she rubs up against my leg.... SHe is very vocal...She's always meowing..

Is this normal? She rubs up againts tables,wall corners..everything...

I dont think she's used to me yet.. She meows when I go to pet her.. I dont know if she wants me to pet her or not...


I need some incite, please....

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Old 11-04-2004, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, cats will rub up against things. Have you ever had an itch you couldn't reach on your back and used a door frame or something? It's kinda like that, although I think cats do it more for a "lovey" feel. I sometimes notice Jinx purring when he does things like this. He doesn't do it all the time, but when the mood strikes him, he will rub against anything he passes.

If she doesn't want you to pet her, she will back away or maybe cower. If she reaches for your hand, or adjusts her body so you're petting new locations, then she's actively involved and probably wants to be petted. If she seems relaxed/comfortable, that's a good sign too. Some cats are vocal, a meow doesn't always mean they want to be left alone.
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If she's rubbing against the walls, chair legs, etc, with her face, then she is marking her territory. The little glands in her cheeks produce some substance that when rubbed against things marks her territory. She does a similar thing with her whole body when she rubs against your legs...she's saying, "You're mine".

I'm sure she's just trying to settle into her new home. It sounds like she's doing a good job!
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool....That makes me feel alot better... Now I cant wait to get home and pet her......


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Thank you again...
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If she's rubbing against the walls, chair legs, etc, with her face, then she is marking her territory. The little glands in her cheeks produce some substance that when rubbed against things marks her territory. She does a similar thing with her whole body when she rubs against your legs...she's saying, "You're mine".

I'm sure she's just trying to settle into her new home. It sounds like she's doing a good job!
Yep, that's what it is. She'll settle in soon.
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yep, sounds like she's claiming her territory!
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I am new to my little one too and I notice she like to rub her face in my hand and even puts her paw on the back on my hand so I cant take my hand away (no claws). SO sweet!!!
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