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Why do cats sniff your face when sleeping? — 5 Comments

  1. I woke up this morning with two of my cats sleeping directly at my face. They love me and I think the answer is in that… they love to breathe in and smell our breath. It’s an intimacy thing as much as the other observations, I think.

    • Yes, cats do smell our breath and that is a scent that comes from inside us. Probably another form of identification.

      • I hate to repeat myself but I think something can be gained here by recognizing that cats can do things by way of choice because they embrace an emotional desire to, rather than just a utilitarian behavior that happens without a thought.

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