I realize (I don’t like it-especially when it is performed directly in front of someone who has just entered our house, a person we are trying to welcome into the warm, comforting blanket of our hospitality-but I get it) that for cats, sniffing one another’s ass is the social equivalent of “catching up” with each other and small talk.
But, Tigger: if Pip has spent the last 8 hours sound asleep, in the exact same spot, in the exact same position-not moving a single muscle-then has the information contained in her furry grey hind end REALLY changed so much that you need to investigate it as if it is the feline version of the Rosetta Stone?
I think not.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thank youf or a morning chuckle. I needed that!
My pleasure! 😛
LOL! I particularly love it when they decide that their “naughty bits” need cleaning, but only after your guests have arrived… and usually smack dab in the middle of the room you are in.
“Frisking themselves”, if you will. 😉
Liara Covert says
Its also a curious thing when dogs tend to go sniffing right for the crotch of yoru friends or strangers who come to the door. You know what they say…you never get a second chance to make a first impression…
Yeah, what’s up with that? Why is it urgent to clean your private parts directly in front of guests? Or sniff their private parts as soon as they come inside? I don’t get that.
I can only compare this to my five year old picking his butt in front of a bunch of swim lesson parents!
Liara Covert says
Well, kids tend to be more honest and true to their instincts than adults who grow increasingly self-conscious and tend to lie more and hide true impulses with age. As for animals, they probably don’t care what other people think about their habits. If you compare animals to vampires, who are known to go for the jugular, both seem to go straight for what makes us most vulnerable. Maybe its their effort to help us get over it!