posted on May, 3 2010 @ 12:58 AM
Some may THINK the cat is trying to 'hump' the dead cat, but it isn't. That kneading behavior covers 3 emotion types.
This cat isn't trying to massage the other cats heart though--The cat is simply worried, and confused. Trying to get the dead cat to respond.. to
move and be ok. It was trying all kinds of things to get a response from it.
I remember when I was real little, and when I would cry, my cat would always run over to me and nudge my face, and lick my face and begin purring real
loudly. This behavior only happened when I was sad and cried. I even faked it and he repeated it.
Then he'd sit next to my face, facing me. He was telling me 'it's ok, be happy again'. This cat and I were bonded for 18 years..
When he died, a part of me did also.
Those posters that think that cat is in 'heat' are just wrong. Cat's in heat will bite on the upper back of the female. This cat didn't do that.
Hell, the cat tried to lick (heal) the dead cat by licking his mouth!
To Animals, licking isn't just about cleaning. It's used for affection, and healing wounds. It's genetic. They just know that...
Those that are not animal lovers, and those that haven't spent a lot of time with a pet, and become bonded will never know about them, and how smart,
and emotional they are.
[edit on 5/3/2010 by Pharyax]