Why is my mainecoon ALWAYS licking me?

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by princessjayne, Jul 28, 2010.


  1. jenny armour

    jenny armour PetForums VIP

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    arent men funny like that, years ago my ex took my dog back home to my parents after i first got married because the dog quite rightly got more attention.
    have seen the errors of my ways since
     
  2. memmarmite

    memmarmite PetForums Member

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    My little moggie boy is a real licker. He also seeks out eskimo kisses at every available opportunity. He doesn't really have a favourite out of myself and my husband (though he does have a real fondness for grooming Dan's beard), he's just a very affectionate boy!
     
  3. raggs

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    This must be a trait of the MC's as our Ozzy does this with Sue, , he really is a mommy's boy, one of his habits is to try to nibble my fingernails.
     
  4. semiferal

    semiferal PetForums Newbie

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    My little streetcat with zero MC blood is a licker. She was taken from the mother far too early, and had trouble developing her self-grooming skills. So whenever she started licking me, I tried to distract her back to grooming herself.

    Slowly her self-grooming has gotten better, but she seems to lick - even strangers - for comfort and connection.
     
  5. Bonnie82

    Bonnie82 PetForums Senior

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    Monty is a licker too... and Dinah isn't! He always licks my hands, cheeks, forehead, sometimes my nose. :rolleyes: I don't mind him doing it unless he's just been eating fish. :eek:
     
  6. Howlinbob

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    Sounds familiar...my Maine Coon Monty does exactly the same. He reaches up and puts his paws around my neck, and starts licking and suckling (yuck!) on my chin and face, with his paws frantically kneading away. I have to hold on to his paws or I get clawmarks (how can I explain away lovebites from the cat???) He has done this ever since we got him at 14 weeks, and now at 18 months there's no let-up. I have also wondered if it's dominant behaviour, but it isn't. He's just showing affection and getting comfort. OH thinks it's a bit weird, he's even jokingly suggested that I get some kind of pervy kick out of it, haha! Just jealous.....:001_tt1:
     
  7. Waterlily

    Waterlily A floater in shit creek

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    Glad its normal cos cindy does it, I wasnt sure if it was to do with lack of salt lol.
     
  8. catlover0581

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    first of all- you lucky thing to have a MC!! i think they are lovely :)

    all my cats i've had in life have licked me lol. in fact i had a gorgeous boy called Oscar who would lick me when i asked for a 'kiss'.

    at the moment i am typing one handed while holding my latest addition to the family, Tilly (6 weeks), and she is cleaning my hand so much it's starting to hurt a bit now!! lol

    then there's Freddy (15 weeks) who will snuggle up with me tonight and give me a 'wash' before sleeping on my pillow - i think it's really cute, and if the OH gets jealous, he can always sleep somewhere else!! :D
     
  9. Waterlily

    Waterlily A floater in shit creek

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    aww Oscar sounds like my gypsy lol, if I tell her go give georgia, sarah whatever etc a kiss she goes and washes them a sec then wonders off lol. She's always mummied the other pets. :D
     
  10. catlover0581

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    my mum always thought it was weird lol. he was 16 when he dies, and i can honestly say having him put to sleep was the hardest things i have ever done :(

    Tilly is now cleaning my chest.....my god her tongue is rough lol
     
  11. Waterlily

    Waterlily A floater in shit creek

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    lol it feels gross aye, cindy goes for the armpit if she cant get my face and in this heat its really uncomfortable, so she gets her head pinned to stop her loving for a sec cos it tickles lol till she gets the hint to get out of it. :D







    awaits the flaming for pinning her head lovingly :Yawn: :Yawn:
     
  12. catlover0581

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    hahahaha - you won't be getting any flaming from me - i nearly trapped freddy's head in the fridge the other day - nosey boy nearly didn't have a nose!! lol :D
     
  13. Waterlily

    Waterlily A floater in shit creek

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    Lmfao, you do know its like cyber suicide here to admit we eff up :cool: :p :rolleyes: :D :D
     
  14. catlover0581

    catlover0581 PetForums VIP

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    are you kidding me?!

    oh how i learnt my lesson when posting i had a 5 week old kitten- it wasn't my bloody fault!! i was duped!! lol

    anyway - she's gorgeous and she's putting weight on. she's loved and she's MINE

    and i am a hooman - so shoot me! lol xxx
     
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    Waterlily A floater in shit creek

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    Thats the only species thats allowed to be shot here :devil: ;)
     
  16. catlover0581

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    i am actually LOL'ing!!!

    got to go and do something housewifey - like hoovering, so i'll be back later :)

    enjoy your day :) x
     
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