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I have a 1.5 year old female cat (Filo) who used to suckle at soft clothing/blankets while kneeding. She seems to have grown out of this but has taken to kneeding my back, side, front when I lay down for bed. She mainly does this to me and not my BF (although last few nights she's beeing kneeding on him too). She purrs all the time while doing it & will stop eventually to go investigate something/go to sleep. She does it in the mornings as well especially once she's knows I'm up. If I try and pet her she backs away and kneeds furthers away, on my legs lets say. I don't really mind unless I'm laying on my back and she's on my stomach/ribs (OUCH!) or half asleep.

Any ideas why she's doing this, if this is normal?

My own little massusse (sp?) :wink:
 

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When a kitten is nursing, it usually kneads its paws against its mother, either as a sign of contentment or to encourage the milk flow. When the cat matures, it kneads to show its contentment and pleasure. Your kitty is just letting you know she's happy. :) All my babies do this as well.
 

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I was told that kneeding was a cat's way of bonding with you. It's certainly a freindly action (better than biting, lol).

With my four cats, Seven & Leeloo do it a lot and Cassie and Gracie never do it, although they are friendly in other ways. I adopted Seven & Leeloo when they were young, but adopted Cassie and Gracie when they were adults. Maybe that explains the difference.
 
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