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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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kitty's preference

I hope someone more experienced with cats can give me some insight. I have a male and female (assumed to be brother/sister) that I adopted from a local no-kill shelter. They had been rescued from Animal Services (pound) by the shelter. They came to live with me in July at approximately 4 mos of age. They are both thriving and have turned into beautiful cats. Both cats are friendly with me. I do most of the feeding and medication administration for Herpes eye issues and beginning cataracts from poor nutrition as newborns according to the vet. My son does feed them when he's home but doesn't do meds. The female will go to my son and asked to be petted and rub on him but the male will have nothing to do with him. Doesn't hiss or spit....just ignores him completely (unless there's food). However, if my son leaves clothing on the floor the male cat will rub all over his clothes. Is he trying to leave his scent on my son's clothes. Is it a male dominance thing? Just wondering Thanks for observations.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 04:22 PM
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It is probably territory marking but not male dominance.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 09:55 PM
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It's likely territory marking....just be thankful he's just rubbing on them and not peeing on them!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 01:01 AM
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I agree this is a territory thing. Our (desexed) male cat does this whenever anything new arrives in the house. This includes bags and coats dropped on the floor.
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