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Ablang
March 1st 04, 02:41 AM
I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.

I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes when
I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She knows
not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it is
coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?

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rpl
March 1st 04, 10:24 AM
Ablang wrote:

> I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
>
> I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes when
> I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She knows
> not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it is
> coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
> her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
I've come to that conclusion with mine: even though they lick each other
they rarely lick me unless they want me to stop petting them (except the
younger ones which are "returning the favour" to my unprotected skin's
dismay)

Pat

rpl
March 1st 04, 10:24 AM
Ablang wrote:

> I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
>
> I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes when
> I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She knows
> not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it is
> coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
> her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
I've come to that conclusion with mine: even though they lick each other
they rarely lick me unless they want me to stop petting them (except the
younger ones which are "returning the favour" to my unprotected skin's
dismay)

Pat

Jacqueline
March 1st 04, 01:05 PM
On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> wrote:

>I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
>
>I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes when
>I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She knows
>not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it is
>coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
>her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?

I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
wool), just earlobes!

Jacqueline
March 1st 04, 01:05 PM
On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> wrote:

>I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
>
>I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes when
>I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She knows
>not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it is
>coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
>her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?

I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
wool), just earlobes!

rpl
March 1st 04, 09:35 PM
Jacqueline wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> > wrote:
>
>
>>I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
>>
>>I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes when
>>I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She knows
>>not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it is
>>coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
>>her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
>
> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> wool), just earlobes!

While I often get the impression that most of my cats think of me as a
big boob, none have actually gone so far as to try to prove it.

rpl
March 1st 04, 09:35 PM
Jacqueline wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> > wrote:
>
>
>>I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
>>
>>I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes when
>>I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She knows
>>not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it is
>>coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
>>her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
>
> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> wool), just earlobes!

While I often get the impression that most of my cats think of me as a
big boob, none have actually gone so far as to try to prove it.

Jerry Kohl
March 1st 04, 10:26 PM
Jacqueline wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> > wrote:
>
> >I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
> >
> >I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes when
> >I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She knows
> >not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it is
> >coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
> >her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> wool), just earlobes!

We had an Abyssinian like that once, and we knew from the breeder
he had been taken from his mother a bit on the early side. He grew
out of the specific earlobe thing after about two years, but remained
very oral to the end of his days.

--
Jerry Kohl >
"Légpárnás hajóm tele van angolnákkal."

Jerry Kohl
March 1st 04, 10:26 PM
Jacqueline wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> > wrote:
>
> >I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
> >
> >I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes when
> >I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She knows
> >not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it is
> >coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
> >her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> wool), just earlobes!

We had an Abyssinian like that once, and we knew from the breeder
he had been taken from his mother a bit on the early side. He grew
out of the specific earlobe thing after about two years, but remained
very oral to the end of his days.

--
Jerry Kohl >
"Légpárnás hajóm tele van angolnákkal."

JoJo
March 1st 04, 11:05 PM
I had two fosters (now permanent) that did that, I figured it made them
secure so may as well let them do it. (They were orphaned at young ages so
didn't really get a chance to satisfy that urge). They are both 8 months
old and are pretty much through with sucking on earlobes, although every
once in a while they still do. Try having to sucking on your ears at a
time - gets awful warm!

"Jacqueline" > wrote in message
...
> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> > wrote:
>
> >I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
> >
> >I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes
when
> >I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She
knows
> >not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it
is
> >coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
> >her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> wool), just earlobes!

JoJo
March 1st 04, 11:05 PM
I had two fosters (now permanent) that did that, I figured it made them
secure so may as well let them do it. (They were orphaned at young ages so
didn't really get a chance to satisfy that urge). They are both 8 months
old and are pretty much through with sucking on earlobes, although every
once in a while they still do. Try having to sucking on your ears at a
time - gets awful warm!

"Jacqueline" > wrote in message
...
> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> > wrote:
>
> >I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
> >
> >I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes
when
> >I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She
knows
> >not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it
is
> >coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
> >her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> wool), just earlobes!

Jacqueline
March 1st 04, 11:28 PM
On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 21:26:54 GMT, Jerry Kohl >
wrote:

>Jacqueline wrote:
>> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
>> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
>> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
>> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
>> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
>> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
>> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
>> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
>> wool), just earlobes!
>
>We had an Abyssinian like that once, and we knew from the breeder
>he had been taken from his mother a bit on the early side. He grew
>out of the specific earlobe thing after about two years, but remained
>very oral to the end of his days.

Hehehe. I think this one has some oriental blood in her. I've no idea
of her parentage but she's very lithe, with quite a pointed face. The
vet seemed to think so too, when he first saw her. She eats like a
horse but is incredibly skinny and active. She's a smashing little cat
though, and very very inquisitive. If there's trouble, she's at the
middle of it.

Jacqueline
March 1st 04, 11:28 PM
On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 21:26:54 GMT, Jerry Kohl >
wrote:

>Jacqueline wrote:
>> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
>> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
>> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
>> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
>> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
>> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
>> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
>> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
>> wool), just earlobes!
>
>We had an Abyssinian like that once, and we knew from the breeder
>he had been taken from his mother a bit on the early side. He grew
>out of the specific earlobe thing after about two years, but remained
>very oral to the end of his days.

Hehehe. I think this one has some oriental blood in her. I've no idea
of her parentage but she's very lithe, with quite a pointed face. The
vet seemed to think so too, when he first saw her. She eats like a
horse but is incredibly skinny and active. She's a smashing little cat
though, and very very inquisitive. If there's trouble, she's at the
middle of it.

Jerry Kohl
March 2nd 04, 12:56 AM
Jacqueline wrote:

> On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 21:26:54 GMT, Jerry Kohl >
> wrote:
>
> >Jacqueline wrote:
> >> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> >> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> >> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> >> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> >> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> >> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> >> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> >> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> >> wool), just earlobes!
> >
> >We had an Abyssinian like that once, and we knew from the breeder
> >he had been taken from his mother a bit on the early side. He grew
> >out of the specific earlobe thing after about two years, but remained
> >very oral to the end of his days.
>
> Hehehe. I think this one has some oriental blood in her. I've no idea
> of her parentage but she's very lithe, with quite a pointed face. The
> vet seemed to think so too, when he first saw her. She eats like a
> horse but is incredibly skinny and active. She's a smashing little cat
> though, and very very inquisitive. If there's trouble, she's at the
> middle of it.

Perfect description of an Abyssinian, if you ask me :-)

--
Jerry Kohl >
"Légpárnás hajóm tele van angolnákkal."

Jerry Kohl
March 2nd 04, 12:56 AM
Jacqueline wrote:

> On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 21:26:54 GMT, Jerry Kohl >
> wrote:
>
> >Jacqueline wrote:
> >> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> >> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> >> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> >> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> >> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> >> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> >> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> >> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> >> wool), just earlobes!
> >
> >We had an Abyssinian like that once, and we knew from the breeder
> >he had been taken from his mother a bit on the early side. He grew
> >out of the specific earlobe thing after about two years, but remained
> >very oral to the end of his days.
>
> Hehehe. I think this one has some oriental blood in her. I've no idea
> of her parentage but she's very lithe, with quite a pointed face. The
> vet seemed to think so too, when he first saw her. She eats like a
> horse but is incredibly skinny and active. She's a smashing little cat
> though, and very very inquisitive. If there's trouble, she's at the
> middle of it.

Perfect description of an Abyssinian, if you ask me :-)

--
Jerry Kohl >
"Légpárnás hajóm tele van angolnákkal."

Siri Holm
March 2nd 04, 11:49 PM
"Jacqueline" > skrev i melding
...
> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> > wrote:
>
> >I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
> >
> >I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes
when
> >I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She
knows
> >not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it
is
> >coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
> >her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> wool), just earlobes!


I've got a norwegian forrest cat too who likes to suckle erlobes or mostly
the left at the moment :-) If we try to move him to the other side he gets
a little annoyed and tries to go back to the left side. He does this every
day when we come back from work. I still treasure this moment even if i
my earlobe suffers a little :-)
He too was taken a bit early from his mom , so I think this behavior will
pass when he gets older.
He never sits on my lap ,but is quite affectionate in other ways.
I love that he gives me a little spesial mjau when I stroke him and there
are all these small think that he do that gives me a richer life.
Like that I get a really fuzzy feeling when I see him strech his whole
length in content and for a moment think I see him smile. And when I see him
chase the bigger cat next door :-) , and the way he looks at me ,squinting
his eyes when i tell him how good a cat he is , and just the way he poses
sometimes .
All these things gives me more than the time he spends licking my earlobe ,
so I will never see a problem if he stops doing that at one point :-)

Siri Holm
March 2nd 04, 11:49 PM
"Jacqueline" > skrev i melding
...
> On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 01:41:54 +0000 (UTC), Ablang
> > wrote:
>
> >I forgot to give examples of affection from my own cat.
> >
> >I guess the only evidence left of affection from my cat, is sometimes
when
> >I put my face or hand near her face, she will sometimes lick it. She
knows
> >not to lick my eyes, mouth, or ears. Although, I sometimes wonder if it
is
> >coincidental, considering she is grooming herself at the time. So maybe
> >her licking my nose means she wants some alone time?
>
> I've got one at the moment that likes to suckle earlobes. I suspect
> she was taken from her mother too young - I reckon she was only about
> 6 weeks when she came into my care (far too young IMO). Ever since
> then she's gone for anyone's earlobes that will let her suckle. Two
> years on and she's still doing it. She's otherwise healthy. happy and
> content, but when she gets a lobe she goes off in a dizzy purring haze
> of pleasure. Funny cat. I've never known it before - she doesn't try
> to suck on anything else (I've heard of oriental breeds who like
> wool), just earlobes!


I've got a norwegian forrest cat too who likes to suckle erlobes or mostly
the left at the moment :-) If we try to move him to the other side he gets
a little annoyed and tries to go back to the left side. He does this every
day when we come back from work. I still treasure this moment even if i
my earlobe suffers a little :-)
He too was taken a bit early from his mom , so I think this behavior will
pass when he gets older.
He never sits on my lap ,but is quite affectionate in other ways.
I love that he gives me a little spesial mjau when I stroke him and there
are all these small think that he do that gives me a richer life.
Like that I get a really fuzzy feeling when I see him strech his whole
length in content and for a moment think I see him smile. And when I see him
chase the bigger cat next door :-) , and the way he looks at me ,squinting
his eyes when i tell him how good a cat he is , and just the way he poses
sometimes .
All these things gives me more than the time he spends licking my earlobe ,
so I will never see a problem if he stops doing that at one point :-)

March 3rd 04, 02:20 AM
On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 23:49:43 +0100, "Siri Holm" >
wrote:



>I've got a norwegian forrest cat too who likes to suckle erlobes or mostly
>the left at the moment :-) If we try to move him to the other side he gets
>a little annoyed and tries to go back to the left side. He does this every
>day when we come back from work. I still treasure this moment even if i
>my earlobe suffers a little :-)

Do you happen to have a picture to share of your cat. I've never
heard of this breed.
thank you,
pepsi

March 3rd 04, 02:20 AM
On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 23:49:43 +0100, "Siri Holm" >
wrote:



>I've got a norwegian forrest cat too who likes to suckle erlobes or mostly
>the left at the moment :-) If we try to move him to the other side he gets
>a little annoyed and tries to go back to the left side. He does this every
>day when we come back from work. I still treasure this moment even if i
>my earlobe suffers a little :-)

Do you happen to have a picture to share of your cat. I've never
heard of this breed.
thank you,
pepsi