A kitty gives his owner a shoulder massage but is the cat missing his claws and if so can we enjoy the cuteness of it?
Yes, this cute kitty gives his human a shoulder massage but, wait a minute, I don’t see claws. Do you? Am I imagining that this cat has been declawed? Someone tell me I am wrong, please. Would you let your cat knead you like this on the bare skin of the shoulders and neck if your cat had claws? Do you mind if he has no claws? Perhaps the question never occurred to you.
We know, by now, that this cat is not massaging but kneading the caretaker/owner because he sees her as mom cat and the cat is instinctively encouraging colostrum flow for feeding as a kitten. When cats knead the claws come out. Not the whole way but they function. We all know that because we have felt it!
Therefore the big issue for me, and I am sorry if this spoils the cute, warm glow of a beautiful human-to-cat relationship is: claws or no claws, that is the question.
If there are no claws then, being a dyed-in-the-wool realist, it is hard to participate in the cuteness of the video because it masks something very non-cute and distressing.