I love my cat, but I mean... I don't LOVE my cat.
June 9, 2008 9:53 PM Subscribe
Maybe I'm just a prude but if I wanted an animal to hump my leg every night, I would have got a dog. What is my cat doing?
posted by marylynn to Pets & Animals (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have a ~4 year old, male cat who I've had for just over two years. He was neutered before I got him. He's generally very affectionate and playful and if you're sitting down he has to be sitting with you, preferably on you (the rescue shelter told me he'd never be a lap cat. Suckers). He particularly likes to sit on my legs while I'm laying on the couch reading or browsing online. He had previously done some kneading of his paws on my belly which was odd and mostly cute.
However, in the last two weeks he's become excessively happy with his kneading. I mean, I can't lay down without a cat making a boner on my lap. He starts the kneading and the back end starts shaking and before you know it - little red Christmas light. I have to toss him off which I hate to do because our couchtime cuddles were a lot of fun. And when I do it he sulks off and sits, kittyloaf style in the middle of the room. I don't think he knows what's going on.
I've considered a urinary tract infection but he's peeing normally - no straining and in normal amounts and just in the litterbox and drinking normally. And he only does this while I'm laying down - he sleeps with me and doesn't do it then (or, I'd like to think some dude pawing me while I'm trying to sleep would wake me up - it has with the human men I've had in there) nor does he hump any blankets or furniture.
Ideas? Should he go to the vet even though he seems perfectly fine in every other way? He faked a leg injury a couple of months back and I rushed him to the vet and he walked around there all "What? I'm fine. Fooled ya!" so I'm not really anxious for another unnecessary vet bill right now. Should I just get him a pretty pink stuffed animal cat and let him have at her, like a furry?!