Cats are seriously misunderstood, majestic beings. Contrary to popular belief they are not just interested in themselves and do actually communicate with others. The only problem is only 0.3 percent of the world’s population know how to speak cat (also known as Meow-Hiss-Purr) fluently. Here are a few reasons why your cat can’t stop licking you and what they are actually saying with every lick.
#1 Showing You Some
There are numerous reasons why your cat may be licking you.
Let’s start with a beautiful reason – your cat loves you and wants to show you affection. Just like you pat
kitty (once or twice before getting a helpful swat to be reminded not to be so
desperate for attention; or full-on-clawing for being a psychotically needy
fur-parent) your kitty is trying to “love” you back. This unfortunately often
happens during the hours you are attempting to get your eight (lol more like
five) hours of beauty sleep… but you don’t care because knowing your kitty
loves you and wants to show it, is all you need to keep you going and possibly
coffee…lots of coffee.
#2 You Belong … To
Head bumps and licking are also a way for your kitty to claim you – affectionately and
lovingly of course.
By your cat licking you and rubbing against you (especially
when you have black pants or tights or particularly fur-prone coat on), he/she
is marking you as his/her territory. And to say you are family mom/dad! And dare
another cat cross your path when you leave the house – it is a warning – “this
human has been claimed and allegiance has been sworn already so …toodle-kitty-loo-to-you
So simply put, your kitty’s scent may be so strong on you,
that other cats may shy away from you – knowing you are already soulmates with
#3 Hush Little Baby
Your cat (especially if female) may have noticed that you aren’t the most efficient or best cat. So, she (possibly he) may be nurturing you… grooming you because dang girl or dude – you aren’t licking yourself enough. Have you gotten dead animals on top of being groomed by your cat? Ja, well your cat thinks you need feeding from a fresher source than your fridge. And please note, if your cat is licking you and bringing you half dead prey – it’s because he/she is teaching you to hunt, you incapable half-ling. But basically, your cat is licking you because you are family. How meow-rriffic is that?
#4 Cheer-Up Bald and
Besides kitty licking you for the above reasons – you are often licked when your cat can sense you are sick or stressed. And because mommy cats lick their little ones sometimes to calm them down, your kitty may be doing this to calm you down. Also, they see you (the “bald” cat) aren’t grooming yourself; so, therefore you must be very down and inept; so, they will help you out – because they love you!
#5 You Taste Yummy
Daddy or Mummy
If you have just finished cutting meat, eating sticky ribs,
working with butter or something yum… sometimes rubbing on cream on your hands
is yum enough…kitty may simply be licking you because they want some of that
yumminess too! You taste delish mom/dad!
#6 At the Dead of
If your cat is licking you while you are sleeping, like
between 12 and 3am. It’s because it is time for you to feed them, play with them or at the very least trip over
them in the dark. You have three choices: obey, get exfoliated with their tongue
(with those backwards-facing hooks on their tongues) or suffocate under the
blankets and hope they bother someone else.
Just remember, your cat swears by licking and believes it
feels good to you; they don’t think they are hurting you (they have razor-sharp
claws and chompers for that). When a cat licks you, he/she is just trying to
show some love, TLC and say you’re family bald one.