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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Do your cats mark each other?

I've been meaning to post this for a while...

Holly is always going up to Kobi and rubbing on him like she does to me. She only does it to him (Maggie wouldn't let her even if she tried) and she'll rub her face on his and all along his body. I've never seen a cat mark another cat, but then I've never had 2 as bonded as these 2 are. Is this unusual or have I just been missing out?

Also, it's widely thought that cats use meowing and vocalizations to communicate with their humans, but not so much with other cats. But Holly is always meowing and chirping at Kobi. There's usually a message behind it like "come here, I need a bath" and he always complies. Other times she just yaps at him for the heck of it, sounds like a wife nagging a husband .


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 09:54 AM
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Randy would *like* to, but Major Tom isn't quite cool with that....yet.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 10:06 AM
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not really, just random swats to the head.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 10:08 AM
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My trio (3 siblings) would mark/rub/groom on each other. Several of the other cats will do so to each other, but they are particular about who they share rubs with. Pretty rubs all over Dusty and he just doesn't seem to care, he always tries to leave or get her to stop with a bit of a wrestle.



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My current cats don't mark each, but then they're not exactly buddy-buddy, either. If I remember, Tommy and Rocket did, and they were real big pals. So it probably has to do with how friendly the cats are. I don't think a cat would want another cat's mark on them if they're not friendly with that cat.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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Claudia some times marks her big sis Tabitha but she gets all over Marcus,our dog...What does that mean i wonder?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 12:36 PM
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Several of our kitties will mark each other. Gracie is sure that it is everyone's job to clean and care for him.

Miss Baby marks anyone and everyone she can, including the dogs.


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Arianwen, an only kitty, rubs and marks on me a lot. She also whispers, "I love you!", a lot.

In the past I had cats who marked and groomed each other.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 03:33 PM
 
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All the time. Great big kitty piles!!
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