Let down patting. For the milk let down. Love that German word: Milk trot!
If you look at all feeding mammals they all pat the mothers boob to get the milk let down. Goats and sheep for eg butt the mother's udders, as do cows and horses. All these little cats are thinking you are their mum, and milk is on the menu. Very cute.
Do you not clip the sharp points of their claws? We never have the needles, as we clip the points off. Much better for the milk trot
I'm stunned at all these different terms! I really thought that the whole English speaking world called it either 'padding', 'paddy pawing' or 'kneading'. Who would have thought there could be almost as many variations as there are people - or so it would seem. I'm loving 'the milk trot' though. I'm sure I'm going to be using that in future.