Many of you know that my cat is not the affectionate type. He doesn't like to be held or cuddled, and can be quite ornery. One thing that he does do is he will sit next to my legs when I am in my recliner. Lately he has started kneading the chair and sometimes my legs (ouch). He has done the kneading thing before, just never that close to me. This is a new behavior for him. SOmetimes he will knead and then settle down and go to sleep next to me. Other times he will kneading for a while and then just walk away. He started doing this a couple of weeks ago. I have no idea why. Also - the only time I ever hear him purr is when he is kneading.