Chopsy Henry

Why does Henry rub his cheeks everywhere

Well it seems our little kitty cat is claiming everything is his 🙂

Henry, like many other animals, is packed full of pheromone-oozing scent glands that are primarily used to communicate with other cats on such hot topics as identity, sexual availability and territorial ownership. The most active and important glands that Henry uses to send these messages are located on his tail, the side of his body and face. Thus, when Henry rubs up against mum and dad’s legs or slides his face along their hands, he is engaging these glands in order to leave his unique scent on them.
That scent in turn communicates to Oscar and Archie that not only is he, saying Henry was here, but mum and dad belong to him also. When Henry brushes against mum and dad’s legs, he is labelling instead of giving a furry hug :-).

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Posted on 19/07/2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Yup, Henry certainly is possessive! We have a dog that does exactly the same – whenever she has a particularly good walk or treat, she goes round rubbing the walls with her side. Not so good if it was a particularly good and muddy walk 😉

  2. He is gorgeous… Just like my ‘Diesel’ – he is just marking his teritory! Very cute kitty

  3. Although we know it’s a territory thing, I still can’t help loving it when they do.

  4. Hiro does the same, but he also ‘twirls’ his tail a lot, like he’s spraying. Thank god he’s neutered!

  5. I am just starting to claim the house as mine! Mom noticed I was marking stuff when I walked through the family room last night…I don’t mark Mom or Dad yet…but I will…funny, but lots of peeps don’t even know that is what we are doing!!

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