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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Recieving the lick

So, my neighbors cat (a girl who is sorta-kinda-mine at times) was over visiting me again, and I was taking off my wind breakers/track pants (I had shorts on underneath, had a band concert contest thing earlier that day, and we had to wear our marching uniforms, bleh) and she runs up and licks my leg a couple times and runs away.

Weird, or not weird? She is a lovable kitty who loves to purr and be petted.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 06:44 PM
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Not weird. Salty
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 07:28 PM
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Both of my cats like to lick me. Before a bath, after a bath, IN the bath, whatever. I think it's pretty normal!
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 07:31 PM
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There was a cat at the sanctuary I volunteer at... he would lick anywhere that was exposed and he could reach.
I have to sit while scooping litter, because of my bad back...of course he always wanted my hands, but they were constantly moving, so sometimes he would lick my elbow instead.
I think licking tickles a bit... but it's better than love nibbles! A few of the cats like to nibble, some of them a little too hard! Never bled, but left marks when they got enthusiastic. One we named "Chomper", as she was the main nibbler. She got adopted a couple weeks ago. The licker had to be euthanized last week.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-11-2011, 08:44 AM
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Some cats lick people more than others. Mine rarely licks me, which is ok since that tongue feels like sandpaper! Maybe you had something on you that was tasty, lol. If mine ever does lick me, I think he's trying to groom me. I don't think a cat's lick has the same meaning as a dog's. Or at least, that's my opinion.
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-11-2011, 12:52 PM
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Alice is my licker...we actually named her after Alice from the movie Resident Evil, because we thought her being a 'licker' was appropriate with the theme, hehe.

She licks hands, legs, faces, whatever bare skin she can get her tongue on. My hands have been really dry and cracked this winter, and they've been hurting me a for the past few weeks, every time Alice wants to come up and clean me, she snuffles around on my hands, until she finds the spots that are bothering me the most, and she licks them so gently. I think she knows I'm in a bit of pain and she wants to help me feel better.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 12:01 AM
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When Theo gives me one or two licks, they're always followed by a bite.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 12:47 AM
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Boo licks me all the time but mostly to wake me up!
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I wouldn't be surprised. Prince loves to lick anything furry.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 03:20 AM
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Not strange at all, dear! Cats love to lick.
Anything from sweaty legs and to licking something that smells nice on carpet.

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