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Do your cats knead? My cats knead a lot.


DSCF2607There are many beliefs about why they do this.

  1. Cats knead their mother’s belly to start milk flow during nursing age. They remember this and years later, in adulthood, show the same affection towards me.
  2. They are just looking for a more comfortable spot. After all, they knead blankets and pillows just as much as they push and pull me.
  3. And, my personal favorite (according to the Oatmeal’s book “How to Tell if your Cat is Plotting to Kill You), “[your] cat is actually checking your internal organs for weaknesses.”

Honestly, all three ideas are extremely possible.


Which do you think it is? Do you have any other speculations? Let me know in the comments!