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Old April 4th, 2009, 12:04 AM
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Why cats stick their bums in the air when you pet them - Answered by Dr. Van Lienden

Ok so moms cat really gets her but up there,roxy doesnt do it as much but sometimes..i always thought it was their way of totally saying i accept you or something like that.mom and me r curious anyone know.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 05:02 AM
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If you like getting scratched on your back do you lean in to it?

It's no different really. If it feels good, then lean into it hoping you get more. This includes cat/dog chin scratches and side of the face rubs. If a cat is getting back rubs while laying on its side, it will push out the hind feet hoping to catch on to something so that it has leverage to push into the hands.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:07 AM
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oh wow never thought of that..thanks.well moms cat must really like it cause she can get her but up there..rox isnt that into it.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:25 AM
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If you like getting scratched on your back do you lean in to it?

It's no different really. If it feels good, then lean into it hoping you get more. This includes cat/dog chin scratches and side of the face rubs. If a cat is getting back rubs while laying on its side, it will push out the hind feet hoping to catch on to something so that it has leverage to push into the hands.
I could be wrong, but I think there's more to it than that. I think it depends where you pet them. Petting them near their backsides seems to trigger that response in my experience. It makes no difference whether the cat is spayed/neutered either, I think it's their reaction to stimulation in that area.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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I thought it was an accepting thing or something????But i dont know,yried to google it,but didnt find the answer.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:51 AM
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They like it because it is a hard area to reach on their own, its like someone scratching your back, it just feels really good they they try to say "don't stop scratching" but sticking out their butt haha
Also as a side note when thei rub their heads on you they are marking you as "theirs" with the glands on their heads above their eyes.

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Old April 4th, 2009, 11:23 AM
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I think this is just the way God made them! It is so funny the way they knead! At another rescue I volunteered for a female cat was sticking her backside up, and rocking it side to side? I could not figure out what she was doing? My friend had a laugh on my behalf, "Don't you know she is looking to mate"? I have never seen anything like it before.
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I think this is just the way God made them! It is so funny the way they knead!
My boyfriend's mother's cat always jumps onto my boyfriend's belly when he is laying down and starts to knead his stomach.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 10:30 PM
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That is a great explanation scm.Wow so interesting...I think i am in awe even more as time goes by watching and learning from them,espcecially now,i have never been through a situation like this before where 2 cats meet like honey and roxy..There is no other animal more fascinating and one i learn something new from everyday then my girl...
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