Why does the cat stroke its head on my foot and meow when I walk past?

Question by 「カディ」Kaddy: Why does the cat stroke its head on my foot and meow when I walk past?
When I walk to school outside one of the houses there’s a cat that sits on the mat and comes up to me meowing. The first time I met it, it came straight up to me and let me stroke it and it stroked its head on my shoes. But when it hears other people come it runs back. Why? I mean when I first walked past it wasn’t scared, now when I walk past everyday it runs up to me. And does it like me because it strokes its head on my feet?

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Answer by cat lover
The cat is actually ‘marking’ you with scent glands it has along its cheek. For reasons known only to the cat, it senses that you mean it no harm. It is not sure about the others.

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  1. Reply
    rksobers May 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    It wants your attention. Yes the cat likes you.

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    Megan May 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Yes the cat likes you. When it rubs it’s head on your feet, it’s marking you with it’s scent. The cat knows that you won’t hurt it. It might be scared of too many people at once, which is why it runs when a lot of people are around. Or a lot of noise is threatening to it.

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    laurel p May 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    It’s partly affection and partly marking its territory. It is rubbing so that next time it meets you it will remember the last time. That’s how cats think 🙂

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