Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Words of Wednesday No. 7

I have a confession to make.

My cat is a tail sucker.

It started early.

Right after I took him away from his brothers and sisters.

Shortly after they were taken away from their mama.

This is what I go to bed to every night and wake up to every day.

He cuddles his very small, very soft, furry body between my shoulder and my ear -

and tail sucks.

It's just gross.

And yes, you hear it.

It's all sucky. And gristle-ly.

And gross.

Then he gets up and walks around and drags his wet, sucky tail across my face, or my shoulder, or anything . . . 


They say it is normal.

That a lot of cats do it.

They say it's just like when cats knead, or lick your face or hands.

But I'm so ashamed.

I would throw him out of bed, but there is something so soothing about this itty-bitty 5 pound cat - his fur is so soft that he somehow touches me to my soul.

And I'm working on that shame thing.

Perhaps now I will feel better.

Now that I've confessed.

Anything that you need to confess?

That will make you feel better?

Tell me!


12 comments: said...

LOLOLOLOL That is the cutest and funniest thing I have ever heard:) Of course I would never admit that my cat loves to lick plastic bags lololol
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Nita Stacy said...

That is too funny! One of my dogs likes to lick and pull on the tip of her tail. She did it all the time when I first rescued her....Sally is the one...but now she only does it occasionally. I wonder if it's the same thing? I've never heard of this.

Art and Sand said...

Our son left his cats with us for awhile and they both were lickers. They licked all the hair off of their bellies.

imklvr said...

My cat licks plastic earlobe. She's done it since she was a kitten.

Junkchiccottage said...

I have never heard of this lol! Probably a security thing. I think it is enduring but I also do not sleep with your cat and have a wet tail going across my face!!!! My basset hound likes to run and howl in her sleep so I guess they all have their little quirks!

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Well, at least the end of his tail is clean?

Leslie Harris said...

This is hilarious. Thank goodness for the Words of always make me smile.

Teddee Grace said...

I feel so sorry for your cat. I suspect he was weaned too early. Have you tried giving him a furry toy to cuddle and clean? I also notice he has very long hair on his tail so I think he is doing a great job of keeping himself groomed!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

No words...just smiling. ;)

Rose L said...

I once had a short-haired cat ho would hold her tail between her front paws and suck away as if a momma's teat!!!! Another cat loved to suck on my husbands earlobe!

Carol said...

Loved this story. I have showed it to several friends and they all got a kick out of it. You are too funny!

rush said...

I had a cat who sucked on the "pills" on the blanket. In the middle of the night. On my chest. Now, we have a little cat who licks the insides of her legs and her belly clear of fur. Another licks me like crazy when I pet her. You should see what she does if I try to avoid being licked! They are probably just annoying nervous habits that don't hurt them.


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