Do cats like being scratched under the chin?
March 9, 2011 2:58 AM Subscribe
Why do cats sometimes lick you when you scratch behind their ears/under their chin?
posted by bibliophibianj to Pets & Animals (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Often when I pet a cat, I begin to rub behind its ear and under its chin. They seem to love it, and often begin to nuzzle into the palm of my hand, and sometimes they also lick my hand gently. Does this happen to other people as well? Why might cats do this? I've always thought of it as sweet and maybe affectionate; is this a reasonable thought?