Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago suburbs
Why does Fern lick my husband all the time?
Fern is obsessed with licking my husband, and I'm not sure if she thinks he's dirty, if she likes the feel of his arm and chest hair, or if she's just telling him she loves him. Every time she curls up on his lap she spends time licking his forearms, and while sometimes he's sweaty, he's usually basically clean. She absolutely loves to lick him right after he's showered - we joke that she's trying to tell him he needs to scrub harder. And she'll often jump up on the bed early in the morning and lick him until he throws her off the bed. He has a big mole on one shoulder, and I think she thinks it's a dirty spot, because she licks that spot as often as she can get to it.
She'll lick me occasionally, but nowhere near as often as my husband. But if this is a sign of affection, I'm not surprised. ALL animals, including our two girls, like him better than me. I'm not sure why, but I'm used to it, so I just keep sole feeding rights to make sure the cats have a reason to like me too!
But seriously, anyone know what's with the licking?
~Diana, happy mom to Fern and Fergie