Q: Teddy's Ubsesion?

November 9, 2011 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 1543 days ago


Teddy has always been upsessed with dirty shoes and dirty socks but she is also ubsessed with feet the feet don't have to be dirty or clean and they don't have to belong to a certain person Teddy plays with everyones feet when they walk by and if you sit on the floor with her she will rub against your feet and then lay down and use them as a pillow she has done this since she was a kitten does anyone know why she is so upsessed with feet?

Readers' Answers (1)

Nov 10, 2011

I don't think it's an obsession so much as just normal behavior. A cat's primary sense is smell and scent is concentrated in the feet. That scent concentration will transfer to shoes and socks as well. Also, our shoes, socks, and feet pick up scents from everywhere we walk. There's a myriad of new and unusual scents that we being in for our cats to explore. They learn about where we've been through this exploration of our feet. Cats have scent glands in their cheeks and by rubbing on our feet and shoes, they may be re-staking their claim to us by marking what is theirs after they smell foreign scents on us.

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