25 Cat Behaviors That Seem Random, but Really Aren’t

20. Kneading paws

Kneading paws
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When your kitty kneads her paws, it means that she is happy and content. Usually in coordination with a bout of loud purring, your kitty kneading her paws (with claws out) in the same spot repeatedly is referred to as milk-treading. A trait taught by their mothers when nursing, kitties would knead their paws to get milk out of their mother.

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