My stepson got a kitty recently. She was a stray that wanderd into his grandparent’s yard one day. We let him keep her. Her name is Fred. Yes, Fred, although we generally refer to her as kitty. Even though she is my stepson’s cat, she and I have bonded and she usually hangs out with me in my office.
Fred’s an interesting cat. Apparently, she’s part dog. One day I was tossing a balled-up piece of paper into the trash can and next thing I knew, she had jumped into the can and gotten the paper out and brought it back to me. Now I throw a ball of paper all over the place and no matter where it ends up, she will get it and bring it back.
Now for the weird part. She likes to lick people. Feet, arms, hands, hair, ears, or whatever body part she happens to be near.
Occasionally, she will sleep in the bed with Mrs. Blue Sky and I. I sleep on my right side and sometimes she’ll end up sleeping in the crook of my body. I have been awakened by her licking my arm or elbow. She will climb over me and sleep on my pillow just above my head and lick my hair.
It’s not just me, either. She’ll lick most anybody.
Why does she do this? I’ve never encountered a cat that will lick a person.