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never_ask_why333
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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2006 07:40      Profile for never_ask_why333     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Why is it that cats have the need to suck on your fingers?
That is currently what my cat is doing (it is quite difficult to type with one hand). She does it daily. Now I could understand if she was just a kitten or something, but she is 2 1/2 years old, and has already had a litter of kittens (and yes, she kept up this odd habit all throughout her pregnancy). Yet she still does it, and I'm baffled.

*cats are so strange*

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yet anouther reason to buy a dog.

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I have three cats that are about fourteen months old now and two of them love to suck my fingers. I don't mind it, actually I like teasing them when they do it. Sometimes they start chomping though, and that's a bit much.

I love them all though. Much nicer than a slobering canine that you have to clean up after all the time. Even if felines can be supremely picky at times.

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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2006 08:59            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I can't say our cat has ever sucked anyone's fingers. I don't know if he'd still do this but if you held him a pen or pencil he'd chew up the end and put holes in it. That was always entertaining to watch, some sort of vendetta against writing implements.
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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2006 09:53      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by never_ask_why333:
Why is it that cats have the need to suck on your fingers?

In your case, naw_333, your cat is merely trying to fit in with the clan. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by never_ask_why333:
Why is it that cats have the need to suck on your fingers?

In your case, naw_333, your cat is merely trying to fit in with the clan. [Big Grin]
I have no idea what you mean.

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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2006 13:03      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
monkey see, monkey do.

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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2006 23:15      Profile for never_ask_why333     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh...I guess that makes sense. I do suck my thumb, but only when I sleep. Is it possible that she picks up on that, and thereofore thats why she does it?

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...

[shake head]

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naw_333 - look at your friggin' .sig...

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haha, ok.

Sorry, I'm a bit slow some days. Or rather, most days.... [Razz]

Got it now. But yeah, I really doubt that that is the reason she does that. Silly cats and all their whims...

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Icon 1 posted December 03, 2006 19:16      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
yeah, thats 100% not the reason she does that.
I promise.
Its most likely just a comforting instinct thing, just like how cats knead when they're comfortable.

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I always hated when my cats would knead into my chest/back every night before bed.
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But a cat kneading your back is like a free mini-massage!
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Not if claws are involved! :-D
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some boys like claws in the back [evil]
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True, but not all boys like the kitty doing it to be furry [evil]

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I personally like the short-haired breeds myself.
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does your cat get a sunday haircut as well, jace?
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I dont know. Does she?
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dear god. I forfeit. you win the "lets make this as dirty as possible" game.
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quote:
Originally posted by never_ask_why333:
Why is it that cats have the need to suck on your fingers?

Because cats are fucking disgusting.

Either that, or they're on a quest to spread their saliva far and wide. Cat saliva is the prime allergen ingredient in dander, it's what causes cat scratch fever/astronomically high rates of infection in cat scratches and bites...I could keep going. I'd say it's a conspiracy, but I don't think cats have enough smarts to hatch plots. (If this was proven, it would simultaneously back up my "fucking disgusting" theory.)

Ugh...cats. (Says the reptile geek.)

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Right, because reptiles are so much healthier to be around. *cough*salmonella*cough* [Wink]

I'll stick with my fish, though I am stuck with (even stupider than normal) cats, a tree frog, and an anole (lizard) for the other Clubs in the house. The amphibian and reptile I can deal with. The cats are mostly just annoying.

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At least you don't have a stupid dog like mine. Elvis eats poop. Yeeeuck.
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quote:
Originally posted by never_ask_why333:
Why is it that cats have the need to suck on your fingers?

Because cats suck! Ha ha! [Big Grin]

Black Widow- If your dog is engaging in some copropaghia, it could be a medical or psycological problem. I found this article that could help. http://www.petpeoplesplace.com/resources/advice/dogs/19.htm

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