Why Do Cats Lick Each Other? A Comedian and Cat Expert’s Perspective
First things first, let’s answer the question at hand. Cats lick each other for grooming purposes. But let’s be honest, that’s a pretty boring answer. So, let’s dive deeper into the question from a comedic and feline-loving perspective.
Let’s start with the fact that cats are notorious for being “clean freaks.” They spend a vast majority of their day cleaning themselves, so it only makes sense that they extend that cleanliness to their furry friends. I mean, if you had fur, wouldn’t you want a buddy to help you out with those hard-to-reach places?
But have you ever noticed that cats don’t just stop at licking each other’s fur? Oh no, they take it a step further and start nibbling on ears and licking each other’s faces. Is it just me, or does that seem a little too intimate for a platonic grooming session?
Well, turns out, it’s not necessarily intimate, but more of a display of affection. Cats have scent glands on various parts of their body, including their faces and ears. By licking and nibbling on these areas, they’re transferring their scent onto their feline companion as a sign of friendship and closeness.
Now, I could just leave it at that and call it a day, but where’s the fun in that? Let’s get a little silly and imagine what it would be like if humans licked each other for grooming and affection purposes. Can you imagine walking into a workplace and licking your co-worker’s face as a way of saying “good morning?” I don’t think HR would be too thrilled about that one.
And let’s not forget about the hairballs. Cats are notorious for coughing up hairballs after a grooming session, and as a comedian, I can’t help but find that absolutely hilarious. Can you imagine if humans had hairballs after a hair-cut or a shave? We’d have to start carrying around little “hairball bags” with us.
But in all seriousness, cats licking each other is a natural and normal behavior. It’s just their way of showing affection and keeping themselves and their friends clean. As a cat expert and lover, I think it’s adorable and a reminder of the unique and quirky personalities of our feline friends.
In conclusion, the next time you catch your cats licking each other, don’t be alarmed. It’s just their way of being good friends and showing a little love. And if you happen to walk into your workplace and see your coworkers licking each other, it’s probably best to call HR.