When I first brought Tubby home, he would ‘nurse’ on fringe, wrinkles in shirts/bedding, etc. He would purr and knead the spot with his little paws, and when he stopped, there would be this huge wet spot around where he was nuzzling. I thought it was adorable and also hoped it didn’t mean there was something wrong with him (the vet told me she had cats that did the same – phew!).
As he got older, he got more discriminatory in what he would ‘nurse’ until it became just a single blanket:
Four year later and he still does it. Just on this single blanket and only if I’m laying underneath it. I find it hilarious but also incredibly endearing.
Do you have cats that still ‘nurse’?