|Purred: Thu May 25, '06 4:55pm PST |
|Don't forget that we cats are so much more laid back than humans. They have a tendency to be uptight about certain parts of the body sometimes. Because we're so full of personality, they can forget occassionally that we aren't just like them, and that we have our own rules of etiquette that are completely outside what would be appropos for them.
The rear end is not a "personal" area to a cat. In fact, many humans get embarrassed (to our personal amusement) when we offer then our anal glands to sniff, riiiight in their faces! For cats it's a greeting. Smelling another kitty's bottom isn't a social faux pas, in fact there are situations when NOT doing so is the wrong thing for a cat.
If your little friend had some fellow felines that he was close to, it wouldn't be uncommon for them to help him out (i.e. clean his butt for him) since he's having difficulty. Chances are, your cat will be grateful that you are fulfilling the role of his personal caretaker, and making sure he's as clean as we cats all love to be (ahem, that is, when we aren't taking dust baths, purrrr).
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