Tension is who you think you should be; relaxation is who you are
June 12, 2017 11:22 AM   Subscribe

Cats massaging dogs is totally [ambient sound] a thing [peaceful music]. (Me, I think they're up to something [devious whispering].) (Previously)
posted by Johnny Wallflower (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
h/t Room 641-A
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:23 AM on June 12 [1 favorite]


Cats trying to fuck dogs. Don't get me wrong, it's all good.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 12:02 PM on June 12 [5 favorites]


Yeah...some of those are cute "making biscuits" moments, and some of them are straight up cats trying to mount dogs. I learned the difference when I had a cat that kept fouling a fuzzy fleece blanket of mine. It only took two times before I learned that there is a spinal stiffness and facial resolve to it when they are humping...
posted by aloiv2 at 1:00 PM on June 12 [6 favorites]


I KNEW IT!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:10 PM on June 12 [1 favorite]


In some cases, the cats are tenderizing the dogs for a later snack.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:27 PM on June 12 [4 favorites]


... And in other cases, the cats are trying to milk the dogs.

(Kittens get mom to lactate with those front-paw dough kneading movements. It's a happy-time behaviour that sometimes gets retained into adulthood. Kneading with the hind legs means something entirely different.)
posted by cstross at 1:35 PM on June 12 [5 favorites]


Tension is who you think you should be; relaxation is who you are

History is made at night! Character is what you are in the dark! Right, JOHN Wallflower? From Grover's Mill, no doubt?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:46 PM on June 12 [5 favorites]


If there's one thing I hate, it's to be mistaken for somebody else.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:19 PM on June 12 [2 favorites]


So, I had this small patch of teeny thin scabs develop on one butt cheek.

Dermatologist nailed it: My cat has been molesting me and has very. sharp. claws. So sharp I can't even feel the cuts, just the kneading.
posted by ezust at 3:27 PM on June 12 [9 favorites]


(Ask) MetaFilter: My cat has been molesting me
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:44 PM on June 12 [8 favorites]


... And in other cases, the cats are trying to milk the dogs.

(Kittens get mom to lactate with those front-paw dough kneading movements. It's a happy-time behaviour that sometimes gets retained into adulthood.


Do kittens also stab their mothers? Because I am a red polka dot bellied human being almost all summer long because I find it too warm to wear my defensive cardie to protect myself.
posted by srboisvert at 3:58 PM on June 12 [2 favorites]


Dermatologist nailed it: My cat has been molesting me and has very. sharp. claws. So sharp I can't even feel the cuts, just the kneading.

I got a patch like that on my arm. Somebody really wants to get milk out of my armpit.
posted by wotsac at 7:03 PM on June 12 [3 favorites]


Where do all these calm dogs come from? My dog leaves if I bump her with my foot, I can only imagine the affront if the cat walked on her. Also, are they all declawed? Because ouch.
posted by lemonade at 10:06 PM on June 12


One of our cats was a very traumatized rescue. When we got her, she literally hid under a desk for three weeks. We had to pull her out in order to get her to even eat.

In the process of getting the cat out from her hiding spot and then getting her to relax enough to eat any food at all, she eventually started kneading my chest very insistently. After trying to get into the tiny scared mind of the cat, for the next two weeks, how she ate was by nibbling bits of turkey breast off of me.
posted by frimble at 7:31 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]


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