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Why do cats lay on people?

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One of the ways cats show affection is by laying on their owners or other people they like. Cats show affection differently than dogs, and the fact that a cat wants to be close to someone should be considered a compliment.

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Cats show affection in a variety of other ways. When a cat purrs, it is because the animal is happy and relaxed. When a cat is curled up beside an individual and is purring, there is a good chance it is expressing love. Cats also knead their paws on soft objects when they are feeling content and happy. This behavior originates when the cat is still a kitten. The kneading action helps to stimulate a mother’s milk during nursing.

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