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Woman grooms her cat with her tongue — 7 Comments

  1. Actually, what she is doing is NOT EATING THE CATS FUR. I sometimes lick my kitten on the top of her head (like one or two licks, definitely not grooming). This approximates what a mama cat does with her kitten, but not all over her body (there are limits to my emulation of kitty mama), lol. I think this shows how much she loves her cat and it saddens me to see all these people putting her down.

  2. I always pull gently and sometimes harder since they like it – my cat’ fur. I pinch it with my fingers so rather than just rubbing them i pull gently on the their fur in little tugs as if they were being licked. They love it especially under their chin. Most cats will let you pull the hair on their throat clean out because they cant reach it and it feel so good to them. Gigi in Canada used to want me to pull her hair out and I wouldn’t do it. Licking pulls on the fur a bit so when petting I simulate that. Cats seem to always love it tons. Even with thumb and forefinger you just do multiple gentle little tugs and systematically go over an area and tidy it up for them. I also use 2 hands and split the hairs apart if they are grouping a bit. They love all this kind of thing and I believe it achieves the same thing as this lady is doing. I also sniff my cats just how they sniff me. When I get home Gigi jumps on the chest of drawers and I get down on my knees so my head is at her lever and we sniff each other to say hello and then she rubs her head against me. It’s unbelievably sweet of her. Same in the morning, we sniff each other face to face. 🙂

    • I think you are a cat who has morphed into a human form. I massage my cat by grabbing his skin and fur and gently moving it. He likes it. I sometimes nibble his ear 😉 He is not sure about that. He loves a flea comb going through his fur. He’ll come to me for that when I ask him and show him the comb. But licking him – no I don’t think it is wise. I think she is the only person on the planet who does it.

  3. Maybe she has that condition where people (or animals) crave non food items because they are missing something in their diets. I think she should get some medical help, because there is probably a reason she is craving eating her cat’s fur. Also, she is risking health problems for herself doing this. A cat is designed to clean himself this way. His digestive tract can deal with it– both the fur and the germs– in a way a human’s cannot.

    • It is called “pica” in cats 😉 Eating non-nutritional objects. Perhaps it affects people too. In cats it is due to being weaned too early. I agree that in the long term it might cause health problems.

  4. This is weird and as much as I love cats I would never groom ours with my tongue, nor would they want me to, cats tongues are designed for the job, human tongues are not.
    The cat must wash herself under her tail after using the litter box, all cats do, she then licks other parts of herself, parts that Lisa licks also!
    Yes very unnatural!
    A cure for constipation lol trust you Michael to look for a positive in all this.

    • Now that is a good point, Ruth. The cat’s tongue has spines on it made of keratin which make it like a comb. Ours cannot do the same job – nowhere near. I think she does it for her benefit mainly.

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